Premiere #3 - Fringe on Fox
The Verdict: Another keeper - yikes, my DVR is getting crowded!
I have a complete fan-girl crush on J.J. Abrams. From the very first episode of Alias to the wonder that is Lost, I adore his TV shows. I get immersed in his mythology and serialized story lines. Heck, I hate Star Trek and I'll probably see the movie just because he directed it.
With that said, I complete expected to hate Fringe. Another supernatural heavy-duty drama - I barely have time to keep up with the Greatest American Dog and From Gs to Gents. But when you combine crystallizing bodies with secret twin brothers, boyfriends who aren't what they seem to be, mad scientists, a cow, dominatrix'esque women with robotic arms, "The Pattern" and kick-ass action hero women...what can I say? I'm hooked!
I can't wait to see what happens next - and although, like with all J. J. Abrams' shows, there's a "Pattern," I feel like the episodes are going to be more stand alone.
As much as I loved the show, I have the feeling it's going to draw a fiercely loyal cult audience like Alias. The masses will find it overly complicated. I guess I'll have to create a secret Fringe fan club - handshake and all!