Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finally. A show worth watching

After years in the vast and expansive wasteland of reality show after reality show...after watching countless, endless, senseless versions of American Idolatry there's a show worth watching (on network television).


It Rocks.

'Nuff said.

Can you even X-ray an Apple? Who cares? Fringe Rocks.

As good as Lost and 24 are, and as good as Alias was (Jennifer Garner=serious happiness down there), there hasn't been a show like Fringe since Millennium.

Ummmm! Snake...
Back then, Frank Black was keeping us all safe at the end of the last decade as the End of Days approached. Frank was the Man when it came to dealing with creepy things.

Alas, it was a show that ended after three seasons, well before it's time. Although, come to think of it, by ending in 1999, it was giving us two-years' notice. (And for those of you planning to write and say it was only a year, the first year of the third millennium was 2001.)

But back to Fringe. The first episode, where everyone on the plane from Germany melted, and some of the first words our heroine hears (I love you) are a lie, was like having your cheesecake before the filet. So good, and yet so baaaaaad.

Last night's episode (Interlude: A co-worker just pointed out the reason I probably enjoyed this show so much is because I don't watch J.J.'s other creation, Lost. I watched the first bunch of episodes, but missed one and that was that for that series. Same thing happened with 24.) included an instant pregnancy --why wait nine months? Get preggers now and have the baby in half an hour --serial killers, geometry and a crazy man milking a cow.

The show even tells you how long you have to get to the bathroom and back when it cuts to its rare commercials. "Fringe will return in 70 seconds" flashes on the screen with what I'm sure is some kind of clue like the apple above.

Could you really ask for more?

I think not.


Lemmonex said...

Isn't Pacey in this?

I love Pacey Witter.

FoggyDew said...

Lem - He is indeed. He went to MIT (briefly), has an IQ of 190, a job offer to build a pipeline in Iraq, a crazy father and a very manly stubble thing going on on his face.

LivitLuvit said...

I heart Walter. He has the best freaking one liners!

FoggyDew said...

Liv - My Walter favs so far: "Let's make some LSD." and "Do you have any cocaine?"

KassyK said...

love this show. was overexcited about it--recapped it--hooked.

still nowhere as good as LOST but its really interesting. :)