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New TV Show Rec

For any of you wondering if there was something new worth watching this fall, let me recommend 'Fringe' on FOX.  Created by J.J. Abrams ('Lost'), it was a little out there.  But what it may have lacked in believability it made up for with Joshua Jackson.  I'd forgotten how much I loved him.    Something about the sarcastic gravel of his voice gets me every time.  I can't say enough about him.  It's a bonus that I really liked the show.  Reminds me a lot of 'X Files' but is pseudoscience instead of aliens.  Highly encourage everyone to give it a chance.

Anyone else watch?  Any other Josh Jackson fans out there?  (I confess, I saw every single episode of 'Dawson's Creek' and he was the reason.)

Addendum to the Ships Meme:  Pacey/Joey.  Die-hard fan of that pairing from day one until the very last ep.  Thankfully I was rewarded by the writers.  Too bad I can't stand Katie Holmes now.

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only_more_love
Sep. 13th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
I watched DC every now and again, but I never followed it seriously. Fringe, on the other hand, sounds awesome. I've got it downloaded because I forgot to DVR it the night it aired. Now I just have to watch it. Hearing that you enjoyed it makes me even more intrigued! And JJ does have a certain appeal. ;)
doc_3
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
My Dawson's story: I friend of mine from undergrad went to Wilmington after graduation and was an extra in maybe the first 3 or 4 eps, first season. A bunch of us got together to watch for her those first few times and then got totally hooked. It was so much fun in grad school to get together and watch every week - and there were plenty of squees over JJ - believe me. (I feel like such a fangirl right now ...)
ggjunkie33
Sep. 13th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
I missed the Fringe premiere cause I had homework, but they're replaying the it tomorrow on TV and I fully have plans to watch it! Glad to hear it's worth checking out! :)
fangirlgonewild
Sep. 13th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
I watched it when the Pilot leaked onto the internet a couple of months ago and loved it. I know a lot of people harp on the "unbelievable" aspects, but I never really understood why what happens on TV has to be able to happen in real life.

Never watched Dawson's when it was on, but J-Jackson did deliver quite well I thought. The chemistry between him and his father works really well.

I think the biggest thing the show has going for it is that JJ Abrams has come out and stated that each episode is going to be self-contained (for the most part, anyway). I love me some Lost, but it is so hard to convince people to watch the show!
doc_3
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, the family dynamics are going to rock. And I'm really glad it's self-contained for the most part, I hate to recommend shows to people when the backstory is so complicated. And like I've said, JJ is quite dreamy.....
bearlee_there
Sep. 14th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Sunday Recast
Anna and Josh will host the recast of the pilot on Sunday. Tune in. Yayeee!
doc_3
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Sunday Recast
I confess that I watched it again :)
labsquint
Sep. 14th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
I saw it and thought it showed quite a lot of promise. I like what JJ Abrams has done in the past, so that was my main reason for tuning in, but it's also got a little of that X-Files vibe and you just can't go wrong with that. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

I think it's official now...all I watch is FOX! Bones, House and now Fringe...well except for Battlestar Galactica (on Space here in Canada), everything I watch is on FOX. They're getting good bang from their buck out of me!
doc_3
Sep. 15th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I know, I'm a FOX gal myself. Although right now I'm really only watching Bones and plan to watch Fringe, I'm just not interested in much else. I'll tune in for NCIS on CBS, but I'm not a die-hard fan.

I got a pleasant X-Files vibe from this myself. And a little bit of an 'Angel' vibe with the big secret corporation behind a lot of weird stuff. Although I'm not expecting any vampires, you never know.
labsquint
Sep. 16th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
I got a pleasant X-Files vibe from this myself. And a little bit of an 'Angel' vibe with the big secret corporation behind a lot of weird stuff. Although I'm not expecting any vampires, you never know.

Well, they've got a wide range of potential topics laid out...so you never know, they might get there after all!
doc_3
Sep. 16th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Very true ... can't say I hate the idea ...
only_more_love
Sep. 22nd, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Hey, just wanted to chime in again now that I've actually caught up on Fringe; I really liked it! The pseudo-science stuff is fun and interesting, and Walter/Peter's relationship is nice and complicated. But now I'm going to go nuts wondering what he Walter meant when he made that comment about Peter's medical history... *g*
doc_3
Sep. 23rd, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
OMG! That has been driving me crazy all week. And who knows how long it will be before we find out - that's what may make me insane.

I'm so glad you like the show too, I'm totally enamored. So far I like the balance between science and personal, and the ongoing mysteries don't take away from the now, if that makes sense. All in all, it's very high on my list right now. :)
only_more_love
Sep. 23rd, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Your icon is v. v. pretty. *pets*

I bet it'll be a while before we get more detail about Peter's medical history. :( We can go insane together. *g*

The first two eps were great, and I am absolutely looking fwd to this wk's ep.

...and the ongoing mysteries don't take away from the now, if that makes sense.

It absolutely makes sense! There's continuity, but not so much that a casual viewer wouldn't be able to jump into a single ep and a) get some enjoyment out of it and b) follow the show. (Well, I guess there's only been two eps so far, so maybe that wouldn't be so tough regardless. But you know what I mean.)
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