Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On The Fringe

I've just seen what may be the coolest new series of the Fall TV season...Fringe.

It would be easy to pigeonhole the show (created by J.J. Abrams) as an "X Files" for the new millenium...and it kind of is. But it's more than the sum of it's influences (which include "Lost" & "Alias" as well.)

Fringe has horror movie gross outs, science fiction psychobabble, conspiracy theories, buddy cop humor and a psychotic genius with a pet cow & a fascination with Spongebob Squarepants. What's not to love?

It remains to be seen if the rest of the season will live up to the promise of the pilot. Another concern is the Fox Network's notoriously itchy trigger finger with genre shows (see "Firefly") and if it has to endure a lengthy baseball playoff preemption, it could mean trouble.

But until that time, I'll happily go along for the ride. Highly, highly recommended!

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