Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Fringe: New J.J. Abrams show
I missed the first two episodes, because I'm completely out of the loop for the new TV season. Thank goodness for Wikipedia (now where's my money, Wikipedia?) Saw the third episode last night. Not bad, but not great either. The show's about an eccentric research scientist (John Noble), his grown son (Joshua Jackson), and an FBI agent (Anna Torv) trying to blow open a conspiracy that appears to be funded by a mega-corporation. Noble is an excellent mixture of endearingly childlike and creepily sociopathic, but Torv is wooden and Jackson (looking five times as old as he did in his Dawson's Creek days) is incredibly annoying. But there's real potential here. The first thing they need to do is kill off Jackson's character as a sweeps stunt.