With no intention of spending a night in front of the television, I switched on the old weather channel last evening about 8pm to see how much of Ike's remnants we were in for (moderate rain, a little blowy) and accidently hit the wrong channel. I stumbled on a show called Fringe, which I'd never heard of, or anything about, and something in that 10 seconds, before I realized my mistake, caught me.
Caught me good.
'Cause I didn't budge.
Not even to refill my tea.
Call me blissfully ignorant, but I'd never heard anything about this show, yet when my husband came in the room, after about 30 seconds he says "Is this that new show, Fringe?"
Okay - so apparently there's been some buzz... *head back in Hadron Collider*
It's like a cross between X-Files and Lost... WHAT COULD BE BETTER?!!?? After making that connection, I later learned it's a JJ Abrams production. Uh, yeah... makes perfect sense.
It's got all the requisite ingredients -- fast moving, mysterious, interesting characters (a mad scientist and heroine who's not annoying - yay!), captivating, creepy in an I-want-to-believe sort of way, and it starred Pacey -- what's not to love?
Furthermore, I recognized a few Toronto locations, so with an obvious Canadian connection (Joshua Jackson , born in Vancouver, is indeed a dual Canadian/US citizen) I felt a sense of obligitory patriotism, hence my non-guilt over a missed evening of writing.
I believe it will be airing on Tuesday nights after House. Again, PERFECT! I'll be sitting in front of the television anyway, so it won't disrupt my life other than making a double batch of frozen grapes.
Have you heard of this show? Did you watch it?? Whadya think???