Tuesday night’s two-hour series premiere of “The River” was a mixed bag.
The show combined elements of “Lost,” the original “Alien” and “Paranormal Activity” (which was directed by one of “The River’s” creators, Oren Peli) into a show that surely seemed like a risk-taking potential hit for ABC when they picked it up last year.
It started out promisingly enough, with footage from a “Crocodile Hunter”-esque show, hosted by Dr. Emmet Cole and his family. After 22 years of the heartwarming nature show, the doctor has gone missing and a documentary crew is following his wife Tessa on a quest to find out what happened to him.
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