I can usually write 1000 word essays on How to Fix This Sucky Show, but The Event stumps me, because everything
is wrong with it. The way to fix it is to cancel it and put something better in its timeslot.
1. You got some splainin’ to do.
No, the show needs a premise that is worth explaining.
When they come up with a viable premise, yes, it should be simple at its core.
3. Less flashbacks.
If the characters were interesting, maybe the flashbacks would be worthwhile.
4. More ‘splosions, please.
If the story sucks and the characters are dull, the ‘splosions just remind us that they're a distraction from the fact that the show has nothing going for it.
5. Manny Effing Coto.
Not that I'm blaming Coto, but S5 of Dexter
was a letdown - the writers have lost track of their premise and the show has lost a lot of its snap. If Coto was partly to blame, sure, get him off Dexter
and onto a show where he won't do any damage.