Monday, September 15, 2008

Fringe - The show, not the edging on my pillows.

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???


J.K. Coi said...

I saw this premiere too and it hooked me enough that I'll watch the next show, but from there, who knows. I'm pretty fickle when it comes to my tv. Only 2 shows have held my attention the whole season these last few years--Bones and House

Wylie Kinson said...

I know what you mean, JK. I love House, and enjoy Bones, though I don't actively seek it out. If and when it happens to come on after House, I'll definitely watch.
The only other must-see for me is Lost. I know it lost a lot of fans year before last (whatever season that happened to be), but I stuck through it and am glad, cause it got better.

Let's hope for the best with Fringe. If they can keep the momentum without straying into utter ridiculousness, it'll be a good one!

Julia Smith said...

I watched it out of the corner of my eye while I was on the computer, as I watch most TV. My husband booked that time in advance - he was waiting for it. (I was listening to music, so once the show started I turned my YouTube playlist off.)

Seemed pretty good, although I noticed more than one male character referred to female characters as 'honey', which I found grating.

Amy Ruttan said...

I don't get to watch good TV, I'm a season behind on House and I don't even know when The Office is returning and I used to watch Grey's but it pissed me off.

*sigh* so behind the times.

Shelley Munro said...

I've never heard of it but the show sounds great. It always takes ages for shows to get down here.
Frozen grapes sound interesting. How do you make them? Just freeze them?

Wylie Kinson said...

Julia - yeah, the female 'honey' wasn't too impressed either. They were talking down to the lead female character alot - until she showed more moxie than all of them put together!

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - oh, you'd love this one! Try and catch it on Tues nite. I think it's on at 9. Maybe 10.

Shelley - Pick the sweetest, juiciest grapes available (I like the seedless reds, myself) and pop them in the freezer for a couple of hours. They're like candy... so delicious. Easy to over-do, but healthier than gorging on popcorn and chocolate, I suppose.

Thomma Lyn said...

I've never heard of Fringe, but it does sound good! I'm not watching a lot of TV; I've become so immersed in my novel it's amazing I remember my own name, LOL. :)

Nicholas said...

Nope, never heard of it! But I did rent the first season of Lost from Blockbuster last week, just to see what all the fuss was about. After 8 episodes I decided that was enough.