Friday, September 10, 2010

The EVENT

So... Hulu had some trailers for new fall shows so I watched the endless 4-5 minute trailer for the EVENT.

On one level it looks sort of like fun... aliens, I suppose, and lots of fast paced action and I think it had 'sploding stuff, too. So I'm probably the target audience.

I have no desire to even watch the pilot of this show.

The interminable trailer was nearly 5 minutes of "neener-neener, not gonna tell you, neener-neener-neener."

"Each week you'll get more clues. Each week you'll be more invested." That's what the web-site says.

So.

Essentially.

The "teaser" has come out of the closet. The unrevealed pay-off, the mystery, is not at all mysterious but standing naked in the public square with a bag over it's head while a guy with a megaphone and top-hat bellows, "Be amazed! Be astounded! Watch as the weather and sun slowly degrade the bag making it thinner and thinner until... you find out what could be revealed by me as simply as yanking the bag OFF! The suspense will be tremendous!"

My reaction is... jerk me around in a 5 minute teaser trailer while promising to do me the favor of jerking me around over the course of what you hope will be many seasons of the show and I *will* find something else to watch.