The actors aren’t bad either. By not bad I mean they’re phenomenal. Jason Ritter, yes John Ritter’s son, is as handsome as ever and plays the role of the loving boyfriend very well. You can feel the pain, confusion, and determination to find his would be fiancée, and experience the lengths he’s willing to go to to get her back. Blair Underwood is also stirringly convincing as the new president. His character is probably my favorite just because he’s so believable in that role.
This series makes you think. I saw commercials for it and thought it looked pretty good, but still wasn’t sure. Normally I prefer the catty drama of Gossip Girl and 90210 but I decided to give The Event a shot. After the first ten minutes I was hooked. Only intending to watch one episode on Hulu last night, I soon realized that wasn’t possible. The high-octane action scenes and government cover-ups, along with a splash of romance, is an unbeatable combination.
If you’re looking for an original, fresh take on political mystery, or just want a really good show to watch, give The Event a try. You won’t regret it.
The Event is on NBC Monday nights at 9/8c.