Seriously. I was expecting some big Christmas specials. I see nothing. Nothing special. If something is on sale, it's something like a DVD that was hugely popular . . . in 2002. I'm not joking. They really need to stop whining about their sluggish sales. I'm not looking for a Flatscreen for five bucks. I am expecting that, to up sales, merchandise would be 10 to 15% cheaper than usual.
The vendors will have a lousy season and it will be no one's fault but their own.
The Event. An interesting e-mail from someone who watched the first two episodes and gave up after. She thought it was going to be West Wing starring Blair Underwood (Underwood plays the president). If you're looking for that, you're not going to like the show.
You have to want twists and turns and if the alien concept is a deal breaker, you're never going to like the show. I like the concept. I love sci fi. And I think there are a ton of wonderful elements that just add to the details and enjoyment of the show.
I don't mind the mystery aspect of the show either. But if you're looking for straight forward, this really isn't your thing.
New episodes of the show start airing in January. I can't wait.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"