Will “The Event” Be an Event?

From one of the creators of “24” comes “The Event”, the latest in a line of unsuccessful attempts to create a new “Lost”.   And reviews point to the same problems with earlier attempts.  The Hollywood Reporter puts it this way:

unless they reward viewer trust with a few satisfying answers — and soon — “Event” will see a sharp decline in RSVPs.

HitFix offers similar, though more pointed, criticism:

[“The Event”] doesn’t offer up anything of interest beyond scene after scene that invites the viewer to wonder what the hell is going on and when someone is going to step in to explain it.

However, TV Overmind, offers more positive words, claiming:

[“The Event”] contains three essential qualities that I require in a show for both a time and an emotional commitment: cast, chemistry and compelling creative.

And adds:

Trust me when I tell you that you do not want to miss the debut of this series next week. It is a riveting hour of high quality television, and stands tall among the crop of average new shows premiering throughout the month.

Viewers will be able to judge for themselves soon.  The series premieres this Monday (9/20/10) at 9:00 PM on NBC.

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