Even though it feels a little like V meets Lost meets FlashForward, I am interested by the two episodes of The Event that I have seen so far. The plot has had enough surprises that my curiosity is satisfied without having so many surprises that it becomes incoherent. Let's see if it can keep that balance going.
I posted yesterday that I had just finished watching the last 8 episodes of FlashForward - but that wasn't quite true because I still had about 20 minutes to go on that last episode. Having watched it today, I realised that it was actually the penultimate episode and the final episode didn't get recorded.
I finally got to watch the last 8 episodes of FlashForward off my DVR - you know, regardless of whatever else the viewing figures suggest, I thought this series got better as it went on. Fiennes and Monaghan between them (oh, and Cho too) did a great job of ramping the tension up and carrying the story along. I am really disappointed that the series got cancelled - I'm definitely going to be first in line on 20th October when it comes out on DVD here (and the new box art looks really good, imo).
From the sounds of this (*SPOILERS* in the link) SCI FI Wire article, FlashForward is really going to try to pick up pace a little more for the rest of this season. This seems to be coming across consistently in a number of articles and interviews about the second half of the season. I've said this before but let's just hope they do a good job of it and the whole thing doesn't just get dumbed down.
Here's an excellent recap of FlashForward, ready for the re-launch after it's winter hiatus. I really hope this series picks up because I enjoyed the story at lot. I liked the pacing of the first episodes and intricacies of the story - but it appears that lots of people didn't.