Shall we set a timer until the first mention of Lost in this review? Oops, 0.02 seconds.
With that out of the way, let's take a look at episode one of THE EVE?NT (that backwards E is on purpose, apparently. Stroke those chins, curious viewers).
What works? Well, over the duration of the hour (or the 42 minutes if you want to be specific), I must admit to being fully engrossed in Sean Walker's world (played to perfection by athletic pretty boy Jason Ritter of Joan of Arcadia fame). When your girlfriend goes missing, all record of your existence on your holiday cruise vanishes, and your stepfather-to-be (Gilmore Girls vet Scott Patterson) hijacks the plane you're on and points it in the direction of the President of the United States of America... well, I'd call that a pretty bad week. The plot layers on the trauma and surprise for helpless Sean, and the viewer is taken into that ride. I really enjoyed that side of the plot, even if the middle portion sagged a little as Sean and his soon-to-be-bride Leila Buchanan (the beautiful Sarah Roemer) hung out with a hard-drinking couple on the same cruise. I was just itching for things to get moving.
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