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Old September 20 2010, 09:03 PM   #16
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Re: The Event: "Pilot" - Sept. 20 on NBC - Grading & Discussion

davejames wrote: View Post
Still debating if I want to see this. I'm intrigued by whatever this "event" might be, but it looks like MOST of the storytelling is just going to be standard issue drama crap that we've seen in countless other shows: threats to the president, people getting kidnapped, teenagers getting in trouble...

Just doesn't seem like it's going to be worth the effort.
I don't think there's any teenagers in it (thankfully). It's a political thriller/character drama/mystery show with some sci-fi elements. It could suck or be great. I know nearly every (and perhaps all) shows that have tried to be the "new" have failed to last more than a season but someone will eventually hit it. It's getting pretty good reviews though so did Flashforward. I think it's always worth giving a chance on something like this because it just might be good.
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Old September 20 2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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Gonna tune in for this, sounds interesting enough.

I have a feeling this show will be a hit.

(That is just based on my gut feeling lol - and watching shows hit and miss over the years...)
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Old September 20 2010, 11:57 PM   #18
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what are the scifi elements?
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Old September 21 2010, 12:21 AM   #19
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I'll give the pilot a chance, not much else to watch on Monday anyway.
I take it back, there is a lot more to watch on Monday than I thought there was: Chuck, House, Castle and now The Event... I'll see how the pilot goes.
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Old September 21 2010, 12:31 AM   #20
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watermelony2k wrote: View Post
what are the scifi elements?
Not really revealed yet, lots of things still hinted at or possible including alternative/parallel universe, time-travel, alien invasion, etc...
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Old September 21 2010, 02:16 AM   #21
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So far it feels like an even more messed up The 4400. Good "Not Americans" and "Bad Not Americans". It's really just a mess and there is no need for these stupid flashbackign all over the place.
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Old September 21 2010, 02:27 AM   #22
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Pretty boring so far...
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Old September 21 2010, 02:49 AM   #23
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ENOUGH WITH THE FLASHBACKS ALREADY!!!!
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Old September 21 2010, 02:58 AM   #24
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Whoa. **** just got real.
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Old September 21 2010, 02:59 AM   #25
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88 miles per hour!

Temporal incursion happened at 1:21 pm and zero seconds!
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Old September 21 2010, 03:00 AM   #26
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Uh...

Well... now I have to watch this show to figure out what the hell just happened.

I will register my official guess as aliens, however obvious that may be. Or maybe people from the future.
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Old September 21 2010, 03:00 AM   #27
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So was that Oceanic 815?

C'mon Weaver, spill the beans already.

Don't know about this one.
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Old September 21 2010, 03:04 AM   #28
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Although I will likely tune in next week to see how they plan to dole out information and how they plan to develop characters (and what does that say about me? ), this premiere pissed me off. The stupid flashbacks were annoying. "The couple" (still don't know WTF their names are) were the epitome of pedestrian.

And no amount of "whoa" at the end of the episode makes up for 59 minutes (or 42 sans commercials) of ridiculous and mind-numbingly unnecessary plot twists.
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Old September 21 2010, 03:09 AM   #29
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So, I think Hurley brought his first group of people to the Island... Anywho... I'm somewhat intrigued. If they are trying to make it a combo of Lost and 24, they failed and I think those connections aren't doing the show any favors. By the end of the pilot of both of those shows, I wanted to go on for character reasons. I was interested in Jack Bauer and pretty much every character on Lost. However, I'm not especially interested in any character here.

I'll watch next week, but only for answers. If they don't show up soon or these characters don't develop soon, I'll most likely drop it.
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Old September 21 2010, 03:11 AM   #30
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I'm with the majority here. I'll give it another week or two to see how it goes.

One question, isn't it becoming a little cliche that American presidents are always these noble men?
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