Fringe - By J.J. Abrams

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  1. Shawn Shultzaberger

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    Fringe - FOX

    I think I'll be watching this.
    Kind of looks like a revamped X-Files.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    The Abrams name is the only reason I'll give it a chance. Before I heard he was involved, I heard "from the writers of the Transformers." That would have driven me away real fast.
     
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    Yes I am curious on the JJ front and the writer's front. This will be a good taste of what these guys are likely to present with the upcoming Trek movie.
     
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    Lance Reddick is also in the show, and I really enjoyed his work on "The Wire," and his handful of appearences on LOST.
     
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    Although those two writers were some of the main guys behind Alias, and I believe they have been involved with Lost as well. Pretty much, they're JJ's go to guys.
     
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    I didn't hear the names in the first trailer I saw. Just, "From the writers of the Transformers." They've obviously done other stuff I've liked, such as Lost, Alias and M:I3. So, maybe it really was Bay's fault.
     
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    I'll be watching for sure.
     
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    I ignored the first half of Lost because I doubted JJ Abrahms (despite my love of Alias).

    I won't make that mistake with Fringe.
     
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    I'll certainly check this out (I guess mostly due to Abram's involvement), but I can't say the show looks or sounds that appealing to me. I don't feel much either way regarding the cast. No one particularly stands out as someone I'd watch a show for (though it's cool to see Charlie from The Mighty Ducks and Denethor landing jobs). The lead actress looks pretty but comes off as a bit bland in the photos and interviews I've seen her in. Of course I expect her to do well since I doubt Abrams would've hired someone who wasn't up for it.
     
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    I predict the cast will grow on you.


    Well now I'm curious. Why would you intentionally ignore something created by a person if you liked his previous work?
     
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    yea whats with that?
     
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    TV's a very collaborative medium, so if what stood out about Alias was Jennifer Garner or some other actor, it makes sense that someone would be more interested in that person's next project than Abrams's. It's worth remembering that at the time, Abrams' reputation was still mostly dramas like Felicity and thirtysomething than action/adventure; it wouldn't be unreasonable to see Alias as the aberration.
     
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    The Futon Critic wrote a very favourable review of the pilot and it's getting good buzz on the Internet, so it certainly sounds promising. I haven't been particularly interested in network TV offerings for nearly five years, but I'm looking forward to checking out Fringe and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.
     
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    Just a reminder, the show starts Tuesday at 8 PM.
     
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    The show has a lot of potential. I enjoyed the pilot.
    Looking forward to more.
     
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    I am confused. Isn't tonight the pilot?
     
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    it was for free ondemand or itunes or both.
     
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    Wow, I thought this was a great pilot. I knew at the end he'd be questioned, but I thought it'd be Walter again, not Bell. The whole 6 hour after death hint earlier, and the "he's not dead" tombstone in her shared dream or whatever gave that away.

    It started out a little cliche, where they say I love you and then immediately after he gets blown up, but the end sort of turned that on its head.

    I really liked this and I'll definitely be watching next week.
     
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    I liked it overall but I wish there was more of the paranormal aspect of the story and less of the Alias-style meleodrama.

    I'm definitely watching next week.
     

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