It doesn't sound to me like you are watching it at all anymore because you could have gotten that out of the first one or two episodes, but then again, like I said, I cetainly understand why people jumped ship early on.
You're right, I've just been skimming. But you still haven't described what it is about the show that is worth saving. Why not try explaining it to a new viewer who doesn't know squat about it? I'll take what you post and see what I can come up with to rescue it.
As for its chances of renewal, NBC is facing another disastrous lineup this season, and my hunch is The Cape
will be another instant-cancellation fodder show for them. They very well might make an extra effort to rescue The Event