Archive for the Fringe Category

Any show that features a creepy bald guy in the background of every episode is okay by me [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, neat!, North Americana, video on December 7, 2008 by jetsamjr

I reeeeally like Fringe. I like that it’s kind of trippy but also kind of goofy – like Lost, with jokes. I also like that two of its lead stars are Australian… just like me! Plus, the most recent episode finally started to tie all the weird strange bizarre plotlines together, and it was awesome.

Anyway, the show is on a break till after Christmas, but in the meantime you can keep yourself busy by watching this hilariously spooky clip that reveals every appearance of the mysterious (and bald) Observer:

I missed all of these except the one from ‘Power Hungry’.

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Unflattering moments in television [hee!]

Posted in 30 Rock, Dexter, Fringe, Gossip Girl, hee!, North Americana on November 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

During my involuntary hiatus from the internet (I moved house and had to wait for it to be reconnected. Two weeks of torture, I tells ya) I watched what TV I could on my computer, and noticed that I have an uncanny knack for pausing videos just as the actors depicted in them are caught in between facial expressions. The results are deeply unflattering:

Yes, I was bored without internet.

Australia too dumb for… [Fringe]

Posted in Australiana, Fringe, news, North Americana, oh noes! on October 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

Fringe has joined 90210 on the Southern Hemisphere scraphead: the Nine Network has dumped the fledgling, quirky sci-fi drama just five episodes in. Dumb.

I take full responsibility for jinxing the series: just the other day I was boasting about how I didn’t need to download the series* because it airs in Australia just a couple of hours after the US.

*Or rather, that is what I would have said if I was one of those naughty people who downloads TV shows from the internet, which I’m not, and I hope you’re not either because it’s illegal and naughty.

Possibility is everything [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, neat!, North Americana on August 31, 2008 by jetsamjr

I have no reason for posting this poster, except that I like it and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the show:

Interview with the show’s creators here.

Fringe sucks [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, news, North Americana on July 26, 2008 by jetsamjr

Sick of the hype surrounding JJ Abrams’ new TV series Fringe? So is everybody else, especially the geeks at Comic-Con! The response there following a screening of the pilot was kind of lukewarm, with attendees describing it as “bizarre” and X-Files-ish. It was only a matter of time before the JJ backlash began, I guess.

JJ promises to cut back on confusing, elaborate BS [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, North Americana, spoilerama on July 15, 2008 by jetsamjr

PhotobucketJJ Abrams has promised that his forthcoming TV series Fringe won’t be as impenetrable as, oh, say, Alias. (I loved Alias, for the first two seasons at least, but by the end it was indeed hopelessly confusing. Long-long zombie sisters? Evil moms? Immortal Sloane trapped under a rock forever? Wha?)

The new drama will mostly follow a mystery-of-the-week format in the style of The X-Files… hey, do you think the two shows might be alike in some way? I bet this comparison hasn’t occured to anyone else!

[Link]

Fringe: now with extra wigs [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, gossip, North Americana on June 3, 2008 by jetsamjr

Everyone’s been going around comparing JJ Abrams’ new series Fringe to The X-Files, but it turns out it’s actually more in the vein of JJ’s first sci-fi venture, Alias. Writes Variety blogger Cynthia Littleton:

[Fringe is] right there in the patented Abrams-conspiracy chiller/thriller/action milieu with a wildly intricate plot. It’s a good sign that the pilot – penned by Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and helmed by Alex Graves – does not feel too derivative of Lost, even as it opens with mayhem on a commercial airline flight bound for Boston’s Logan airport.

So if Fringe is the next Alias, expect it to be awesome for the first two seasons till JJ gets bored and abandons it for some other TV or film project at which point it’ll rapidly slide into ridiculous drivel that all the OTT wigs in the world can’t improve.

[Link, via io9]