Fringe: My newest obsession

I never liked X-Files. Boy do I feel better getting that off my chest. That’s right world I do not like the X-Files.  I don’t know why Scully had a stick up her ass and I don’t care.  Do aliens exist and did the Smoking Man have a purpose?  Who gives a flying … well you can fill in the blank. So you will understand that when I heard about the new show that J.J. Abrams was producing that had X-Files whisperings I barely managed to give it more than a passing glance. Logically I should have loved the show from the very beginning. It had at the very least 3 things going for it from the beginning: an over-arching mystery, John Noble, and the fact that it was being produced by Bad Robot (in my head I am hearing the words as they sound at the end of every Lost episode).  But even after watching the Season Premiere, which by the way was pretty fraktastic, I didn’t bother coming back the next week.

I had always meant to start back up again.  I had even gone as far as to borrow the first season on DVD from a friend of mine.  I must have started and stopped those damn DVDs at least 20 times and still nothing.  Hell, I couldn’t have told you what happened in episode 12 if you took a pair of pliers to my fingernails (that always looks really painful on television).  Of course none of this explains why I am bothering to write about Fringe now.  Well we can thank my job and not being diagnosed with ADD as a kid that brings us to this point.  Trust me it is a helluva long story that you would not in the least bit interested in.  It’s my story and even I find it boring and long winded.

For those of you who do not watch Fringe next Thursday at 9pm Est, Season 3 begins as will my weekly recap.  I chose this show because after spending a week doing everything I could to watch the first 2 seasons (without having to buy them on DVD or Blu-Ray) I realized that I can not wait to find out what happens next.  There is currently no other show on the air that I feel that way about.  Now I realize that soon there will be a whole new crop of shows to choose from and more than likely after the curtain has gone down on the premieres I will take a look at the freshmen shows and decide which one I am willing to follow and share week to week.  Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but the departure of Lost left a big jagged hole in my mystery-loving heart and I have a feeling Fringe could help smooth the frayed edges.

For the first 2 seasons my final rating is:

Obsession:

Get the tattoo already!

Until next week,

Mendie

About Mendie

Mendie is a bit of a renaissance geek. Partly because there are just so many great things to love in the geek world from Star Wars to The Walking Dead to The Hunger Games and partly because her attention span last about....