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Fringe First Impressions

I’m a little behind when it comes to watching new television series’ because A) I don’t have cable, and B) I have a full-time job and friends and can’t be arsed to actually tune it to a specific show at a specific time. Having said this I did finally get around to watching the first episode of JJ Abrams new show, Fringe.

Other than JJ Abrams created it, it was sort of sci-fi, and it was kind of like the X-Files, I knew very little about the show. When it first started I thought about LOST, mainly because it starts in an airplane (see Joel Watson’s comic J.J. Vu for more on this). Soon though, the show developed it’s own tone, although it was definately created by J.J. Abrams because while watching I constantly get the sense that I am only seeing a tiny bit of what is to come.

Modern television drama has come a long way. If we draw the comparison between Fringe and the X-Files, already I can see that Fringe has a greater scope, which is a pretty big statement considering the content of the X-Files, which for it’s time was a pretty heavy show. I say this because it was not unusual for the X-Files to feature stand alone episodes, and although there was a great deal of story arc, looking back it doesn’t seem to be the same as modern shows such as LOST, Battlestar Galactica, or what I expect to see from Fringe.

And as long as I’m talking about now vs. then, I have to say that Joshua Jackson has come a long way since his frosted tip days of Dawson’s Creek. I actually really enjoy his character.

I look forward to watching the next episode to see if it is able to keep up my increasingly distracted attention.

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One Response to “Fringe First Impressions”

  1. I have enjoyed very much the last couple of episodes.


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