What is the event of The Event? That's the question posed by this intriguing NBC pilot, and obviously no easy answer is forthcoming. What's clear is that, much like Lost and 24 and the serialized dramas that came before it, The Event will be about the journey and not the destination. The show heads out to each commercial break with a head-scratching cliffhanger. It's an intricate, scrambled narrative with lots of "eleven days earlier"-type title cards, but for the purpose of this recap, I'm going to (try to) keep things relatively simple and sequential. Let's dive in, shall we?
The latest pilot castings, from the Hollywood Reporter: John Michael Higgins has landed the lead and as such will be reunited with Arrested Development's Mitchell Hurwitz in ABC's The Thick of It. Bill Smitrovich (Without a Trace) is Jamie Kennedy's pop and Jason Antoon (The Lost Room) is Lee Majors' lab technician in Fox's Lee & Me. Amanda Detmer (What About Brian) and Paul F. Tompkins are wife and husband in 1321 Clover, a CBS comedy about a suburban family. Rosa Blasi (Strong Medicine) is a big-name publicist in the CW's Eight Days a Week. Kim Coles is an angel in the CW's Hell on Earth.
Question: What was the name of the TV show with Becca and Corky?
Answer: That would be the groundbreaking ABC drama Life Goes On, which ran from September 1989 to August 1993. The first network show built around a character with Down syndrome (and one that featured an actor who had the condition to boot), it focused on the Thatcher family and borrowed its title from the classic Beatles song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," a version of which served as the theme song.
In the series' early days, Life Goes On revolved chiefly around the challenges facing 18-year-old son Charles (Christopher Burke), better known as Corky. Corky "mainstreamed" over from special education to high school when the show kicked off and, in doing so, added a new wrinkle to the daily life of younger sister Becca (ER's Ke