"Fringe" Lunatic

There are only four first-run TV shows that I care about and watch regularly (obsessively?)—24, The Apprentice, Deal or No Deal, The People's Court—so I really don't know too much about what's going on season to season on the networks (unless I catch up on DVD later). But I did happen to stumble upon tonight's premiere of J.J. Abrams's new series, Fringe, which is sort of like 24 meets The X-Files—the acts of terrorism here have a supernatural bent. And I learned tonight that out of all the possible ways that I could die I never want my skin to start melting off my body and my jaw bone to horrifically detach from my face. Okay, I'll watch it next week, but they'd better explain what the fuck is going on. (I was only able to endure four episodes of Lost and its continually unexplained mysteries before giving up, and none of you could convince me to go on.)

Did any of you see Fringe? Are you going to stick it out? (Fox is replaying the premiere on Sunday, and I think you can stream it online, in case you're interested.)

(By the way, I watch two other shows in reruns: South Park—I've seen many of the episodes multiple times; and Will & Grace—like a bad gay, I didn't see this during its initial run, and it's only now that I'm discovering how fucking funny this series is.)

[Addendum: I forgot to mention that I also watch the American version of The Office obsessively.]


  1. I confess to having sat through the entire hour and a half of Fringe, an act that will not be repeated. It was poorly written, badly acted (even though I so badly want Josh Jackson to be good), and ultimately pretty damn unimaginative.

  2. Ha ha, let's ignore the acting now or I'll be tempted to play Who Overacted the Most. (...The Dude from The Wire--don't tell anyone.)