Just a coincidence. A bald, staring coincidence.
This made me want to start watching Fringe, so I'm calling this a success.
The first season and a half is a pretty good X-Files type monster show. Then it starts turning into some crazy awesome sci-fi with outstanding acting.
There's one line from a while back that I think serves as a litmus test for the show.
Lance Reddick: "Why would shapeshifting androids from another universe be stealing frozen heads?"
WHO WANTS DESSERT
It's the first show to survive Fox's Friday Night Death Slot since the original X-Files. It's that good.
The guy who played Lieutenant Daniels from The Wire is in this show, playing basically the same character, only now he fights mad scientists. Also Bubs shows up later as a taxi driver, also playing basically the same character.
Really, it's a good show.
"Hey Rachel, lets sing a flash-in-the-pan song that's unnecessarily auto-tuned while learning a lesson about tolerance!"
"Sure Finn! But who's that strange man in the corner?"
"DISREGARD MY PRESENCE. I MERELY RECORD THE COLLAPSE OF PROBABILITIES THAT PRECEDE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNIVERSE. YOUR ATTEMPTS TO ALTER EVENTS THROUGH MUSIC ARE FUTILE, YOUR FREEWILL MERELY THE END RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL PROCESS THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED MODELED AND PREDICTED IN MATHEMATICAL TERMS. QUANTUM EVENTS COLLAPSE, BRINGING DEATH AND RUIN. AND IF YOU ARE TO SING, I WOULD REQUEST A MASHUP INVOLVING EARTH, WIND AND FIRE AND THE PET SHOP BOYS."
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The Glee commercial was the best one.
This guy has the best, most entertaining role in America.
"So what do I do?"
"Just sit around and look mildly confused by everything going on."
"On American Idol? I don't think I'll need to do much acting for that."
He bears an uncanny resemblance to martial artist Stephan Kesting.
http://www.google.com/search?q=stephen+kesting&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mo zilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&sourc e=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1440&bih=733
Okay, Fringe. You've earned it. I'll watch you.
And I used to hate Fringe, mostly because I felt the first season wasn't that good. It was bad, in fact, like watching a slicked-up Aughties version of one of those lame X-Files wannabes from the 90s. Anna Torv came off as an underwhelming actor and puffy-faced guy from Dawson's Creek was especially irritating, as if his character was deliberately concieved as "What if the X-Files had featured a guy who made wisecracks in the vein of Chandler from Friends, only much more annoying?"
But something happened, something clicked and the whole shebang came together and better than before and now I can't get enough of Fringe.
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