Did anyone watch Fringe show tonight?

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Eight minutes!!! What do I watch??

10 GOOBF cards for the person that has an answer in the next 8 minutes.
I watched Fringe last night. Now I know why I never knew it existed. It's on Fox. I almost never watch Fox. They usually have crappy shows. I was a bit puzzled by it though. Is this another one like 24 where it's a continuing story line rather than completely distinct episodes? If so, I won't be watching much of it. I can't ever guarantee I can watch TV the same time and night every week, so give up on shows that require I watch every week to keep track of the plot, and never have a satisfactory conclusion. I guess they do that to hook viewers to come back every week, but that backfires with me, because as soon as you miss an episode or two, there's no point watching again since you're too lost.
 
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It's a continuing story line, but not as bad as Lost, which totallly lost me. I never got into 24 because I didn't watch it from the beginning. I think if you couldn't watch Fringe on a regular basis you'd miss enough that you wouldn't get some of the things they're working on as each episode gives you another piece of the puzzle.

You can watch the entire show online any time you want by going here, I just haven't downloaded the player. http://www.fox.com/fod/play.php?sh=fringe [Broken]

Fringe won last night, BTW. I went to the other show during commercials and it wasn't as interesting.
 
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I immediately switch channels at commercials, but I always forget what I was watching and what channel it was on. I'm going to stick with Fringe, even though I think calling some of the stuff they are doing as being "on the fringe" is pushing it. The real chart goes something like: Mainstream--fringe--crackpottery--Fox science.
 
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The real chart goes something like: Mainstream--fringe--crackpottery--Fox science.
:rofl:

I really didn't understand what was going on with the old guy who had injected the younger guy with some sort of metal stuff. The old guy seemed rather nuts, and it seemed like everyone would still trust him to do whatever, even though I was pretty sure he was the one who belonged locked in a mental institution.

So, yeah, it seemed to start off with a premise of crackpot science, and then the outcome of the crackpottery was something that only Fox could conjure up.

It's definitely NOT a show for someone who can't completely suspend their disbelief when watching a show, or who would get annoyed by things that completely violate all known physical laws. There were parts that aren't even internally consistent. Like they were moving around those metal bits to different parts of the guy's brain with magnets to "tune him in" better, yet when they had stuck him into the MRI, which is a giant magnet, that didn't scramble the metal bits all over the place...whatever it was they were supposed to be doing to him.

I preferred House's brain but not brain, cancer but not cancer story line to what Fringe was doing. :rolleyes:
 
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I have a hard time watching House because of one episode. To diagnose a homeless woman who died he tasted her vomit soaked bag. There is no doctor in the world who is going to taste the vomit of a dead homeless person. Then he didn't even have to get the rabies shots at the end of the show, but they would have made him. Trust me I know. I had to go through the treatment and they really make a big deal about making sure you don't take any chances with rabies.
 
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I really didn't understand what was going on with the old guy who had injected the younger guy with some sort of metal stuff. The old guy seemed rather nuts, and it seemed like everyone would still trust him to do whatever, even though I was pretty sure he was the one who belonged locked in a mental institution.
That was explained in the first episode. The old man was was a brilliant scientist at Harvard that became involved in some weird fringe military experiments in the 1970's. He either went crazy or they "made" him crazy, it's not clear, they just got him out of the mental institution since what is happening now appears to be a continuation of his original work by someone else. During his lucid moments he remembers enough to answer some questions.

The people writing and producing this show
J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci (series creators; also are writing the upcoming Star Trek flick) are co-developing the story-line for the comic as well as its artwork. Staff writers include Zack Whedon, Julia Cho, and Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman),
So, it's science-fiction along that line.
 

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