The Event: "Pilot" - Sept. 20 on NBC - Grading & Discussion

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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    When his girlfriend Leila goes missing during a Caribbean cruise, Sean Walker accidentally uncovers a national conspiracy. Meanwhile, President Elias Martinez decides to release a group of detainees, much to the chagrin of Blake Sterling, the Director of National Intelligence.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4vumb8J-x8[/yt]


    Just a reminder that this show is starting. And if it keeps people's interest on this board, would someone like to take over the episode thread duties?
     
  2. Snick27

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    Hope this is good. And hope its nothing like that god awlful 4400 show that was on USA Network years back.
     
  3. Deckerd

    Deckerd Fleet Arse Premium Member

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    The two younger women look thin to the point of ridiculous.
     
  4. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'll have to catch it on Hulu as I work most Monday nights, but looking hopefully forward to it...
     
  5. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    Uhhh... The 4400 was a pretty good show. Sorry you didn't like it :)
     
  6. Snick27

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    Too many cast memebers, two many storylines that i didnt care about. Keep the cast small like Fringe or Supernatural and i be fine. Dont like ensembled cast.
     
  7. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  8. Brent

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    I'll give the pilot a chance, not much else to watch on Monday anyway.
     
  9. Snick27

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    aka 4400. This is my fear too. Wasnt there just a show on about people blacking out an seeing the future or something like that.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    If you want to be spoiled... "the event" is the Detroit Lions making the Super Bowl. The show is split up between four groups of people -- a cult who view it as a sign of the apocalypse and want to ensure that the end of days takes place, the U.S. government who suspect that aliens are aiding the Lions for sinister purposes, Detroit fans who are trying to get tickets, and internet fanboys who sit at home day and night commenting about it on message boards.
     
  11. Borgminister

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    As an obese 51 year old man with a Runner's World subscription, I have to say they don't look as skeletal as Ally McBeal in her day.
     
  12. Alex1939

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    To me, they just look healthy and in shape.
     
  13. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The brunette is perhaps a little on the thin side, but the blonde certainly looks fairly fit and healthy.

    I'll definitely be checking out the pilot. We'll see if it hooks me.
     
  14. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    I've been hovering back and forth on this show. People just seem to want the next 24 or Lost, and I personally don't. I want this show to be on it's own terms, but from what I've been hearing there's going to be a lot of pandering like there was with Flashforward last year. Not sure if it will be worth it.
     
  15. Aragorn

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    You may have seen the brunette from this:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-ze-IAhhm8[/yt]
     
  16. Jack Bauer

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    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.
     
  17. joVuNik

    joVuNik Lieutenant Red Shirt

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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...)
     
  18. watermelony2k

    watermelony2k Vice Admiral Admiral

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    what are the scifi elements?
     
  19. Brent

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    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.
     
  20. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

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    Not really revealed yet, lots of things still hinted at or possible including alternative/parallel universe, time-travel, alien invasion, etc...