The GOOD: Heading into last night’s premiere with highly dubious expectations as a result of NBC’s recent track-record coupled with the immense disappointment we still feel after wasting more hours than we care to admit on FLASHFORWARD, we for one found ourselves pleasantly surprised by almost all of THE EVENT. Call us a complete sucker for a killer ending, but as a result of last night’s closing line that had the mysterious Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes) tell President Martinez (Blair Underwood), “I haven’t told you everything,” it pretty much goes without saying that we’ll be back next week to find out the rest of the story. That said….
THE BAD: Was the disturbing lack of character development offered up throughout the premiere. Seriously. In no way should viewers be forced to depend on NBC’s website to recall the character names of Jason Ritter, Scott Patterson, Blair Underwood and Laura Innes respective small screen personas.
THE UGLY: The internet’s insistence on comparing THE EVENT to LOST. To borrow a line from another epic genre series, all of this ['This' being a mythological driven series] has happened before [LOST] and all of it will happen again. So how about we all agree to put an immediate stop to the pointless LOST comparisons and simply enjoy THE EVENT for what it is (or what it hopefully will become).