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The Event

Postby Omphalos » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:38 pm

Anyone besides me watch this last night? Was not half bad. It's an espionage/US Marshalls/terrorism thriller with a group of scientists who apparently can do some pretty amazing things.
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Re: The Event

Postby SandChigger » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:49 pm

I watched it. Only really enjoyed the last three or four minutes.

Skipped around worse than a McDune book. Maybe it'll get better, but since I'm flying back on Thursday morning, I won't know unless you tell me. :lol:
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Re: The Event

Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:31 am

Looks like an attempt to copy the style of Lost: an air of mystery dialed up to the nth degree, just another question every time you're on the verge of getting an answer, jumping around between different time frames, etc etc. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but really it's just the most blatant form of laziness.

I'm intrigued about who these prisoners are and what's going on. I'll give it a few more episodes and see how it goes, but it better get somewhere fast.
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Re: The Event

Postby Omphalos » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:12 am

Just saw an ad for next Monday's episode last night. They claimed that "everything will be answered!"

Buy that and I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
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Re: The Event

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:35 am

Just saw #2. I guess they did provide a few answers after all, although it's a little short of "everything." They confirmed the prisoners are "not of terrestrial origin," which was of course a prime suspicion during the first episode.

The flashbacks are getting extremely annoying. Some of them occur for no reason whatsoever, except "Lost did it, so it must be cool."
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Re: The Event

Postby Omphalos » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:09 am

:lol=:

I have this on DVR to watch this weekend.
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Re: The Event

Postby Robspierre » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:04 pm

DC Comics had some blathering about this show, possible superheroes?

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Re: The Event

Postby Omphalos » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Robspierre wrote:DC Comics had some blathering about this show, possible superheroes?

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God I hope not. But hey, has anyone seen the ad for that new Michael Chicklis (sp?) show about the bepowered family? Looks worth a watch.
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Re: The Event

Postby SandChigger » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:21 am

Liege-Killer wrote:They confirmed the prisoners are "not of terrestrial origin," which was of course a prime suspicion during the first episode.

Yeah, that wasn't too much of a leap, was it? :)

If I were still back in the States, though, I don't know if finding out about it this soon would kill a lot of the interest for me. (Mmm... yeah, probably would: I can feel it wilting as I type. :P )

(Just occurred to me: if the aliens can "disappear/displace" a moving airliner, why can't they rescue the "prisoners"? Or was it another group of prisoners who zapped the jet? I'm not really into this one, so don't worry about spoilers on my behalf. ;) )

Omphalos wrote:But hey, has anyone seen the ad for that new Michael Chicklis (sp?) show about the bepowered family? Looks worth a watch.

Might've been something else, but I think I caught one of those last week. Yeah, looked like it might be good for a laugh or two...
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Re: The Event

Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:32 am

SandChigger wrote:(Just occurred to me: if the aliens can "disappear/displace" a moving airliner, why can't they rescue the "prisoners"? Or was it another group of prisoners who zapped the jet? I'm not really into this one, so don't worry about spoilers on my behalf. ;) )


The ones who zapped the jet are part of the same overall group, but they weren't originally captured with the others and are living in the general population. So yeah, why can't they rescue their buddies? They certainly have the ability, so I'm thinking it's some kind of moral issue, like some sort of Prime Directive or some such. Hell, who knows?
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Re: The Event

Postby SandChigger » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:07 pm

:lol:

Well, if they had some sort of Prime Directive, they blew it out the window with the jet routine, huh? ;)
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Re: The Event

Postby Freakzilla » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:56 pm

My wife started telling me about this show and I felt nauseous.

I'm going to have to get her on here.
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Re: The Event

Postby SandChigger » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:18 pm

Why did I first read that last as "I'm going to have to get on her in there." :shock:


Sure, I've a naturally dirty mind, but I think the last couple of years have primed me to expect that sort of comment from you.

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Re: The Event

Postby reverendmotherQ. » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:38 am

My girlfriend is hellbent on finding out what the heck is going on but I watch it for maybe 15 minutes before my head splits.
The trailers are more entertaining than the actual show. My rule of thumb is if that is the case for more than 3 attempts at watching a show, then I'm done with it. :snooty:
But I did want to find out what interrogations where going to lead to. I would have been hooked if only I didn't have to suffer from unnecessary confusion in the process.
Liege-Killer wrote: They confirmed the prisoners are "not of terrestrial origin," which was of course a prime suspicion during the first episode.

I think I saw that coming from the way they have approached the show: everything is so mysterious to the point where you have no choice but to conclude that something "in the beyond" is causing it, and that includes a supernatural or alien possibility.
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