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:
Get the tattoo already!
Until next week,