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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fringe on Fridays: Kiss of Death?

I haven't been able to do my Fringe columns, and that's my fault.

This season of fringe has been nothing short of incredible. I have always liked the monster of the week episodes, but this season, the monster of the week format has added to the overall arc of the show is a gripping way.

Take the episode Amber 31422. The episode appears to be about a man breaking out of The Other Side's Madison Square garden that has been incased in amber. But we discover the innerworkings of Alt. Fringe Division and more about the characters.

What about my favorite thus far, 6955 kHz? All these people appear to lose amnesia when they listen to a Numbers broadcast? But wait! This episode explains a lot of background info into a larger mythology than the Cortexiphan trials Walter performed with William Bell. The numbers correspond to the locations of pieces of a machine created by the first people, who were here millions of years ago. These people were highly advanced, discovering a vaccum that created and could destroy everything. And this machine has something to do with the Other Side, because Walternate sent Fauxlivia here to get it. (FYI: I know it's common to call Alt. Olivia "Bolivia", however, Anna Torv appeared on Jay Leno the other night and confirmed they call her "Fauxlivia").

And the latest episode was another Roller Coaster. Olivia helps track down a evil guy known as "The Candy Man", who takes children to steal their youth. Years ago, he took Alt. Broyle's son. Olivia saved Broyle's son from being taken again, leaving Alt. Broyles to question everything Walternet told him. With Olivia being able to send a distress signal to Peter on Our Side, how will Peter react? Will Alt. Broyles help Olivia go home after Walternet took her out of the tank?

I will resume normal Fringe Columns for the rest of the season, but the point of this post was to complain. Not about Fringe, but about Fox. Fringe is no doubt my favorite show on TV right now, and is one of the best, period. But in order to make room for the aging American Idol, many shows have been messed with. Bones is being moved an hour later. And now Fringe is being moved to the deadly Friday Night post. Is this the kiss of death? Odds are, yes. But, keep in mind, The X Files did well on Fridays.

Fringe was renewed after last season's less than stellar ratings because it had the best ratings out of any show Fox attempted to put there. But with ratings slightly down from last year, they have decided to fuck with Fringe. If we're lucky, if Fringe does better than what they currently have on Fridays will be enough for another season.

But if Fringe is cancelled, let's hope that it can at least be given good closure. But let's hope it doesn't come to that...

Monday, November 15, 2010

GH Weekly Roundup: Week of November 8

I'm sorry I have been away, but November has been a really busy month. But I'm back, juat like Jerry Jacks will return in a few short weeks. So is he the Balkan? It's seemingly more likely, but I sure as hell am not omplaining! With the exit of Helena, we need a villian that everyone loves to hate!

Right now, the biggest villan on canvas is Lisa, who I just hate. I can tell that she is loving the way Robin blames her for everything, which I think is her plan. Get Robin paranoid in order to get her fired. Lisa did not start that fire that burnded down the Scorpio house. But I'm sure it is helping her plans.

Instead of Lisa appearing in the opening credits, I think Claire should. C;aire is a much more complex character than Lisa, and is just much more likable. Her helping Sonny may seem like a bitch, but in actuality if it was discovered that the evidence that was obtained was obtained illegally, than a whole mess of people would be in trouble- The Constitution is here for a reason, folks. She did do the right thing.

Sonny broke up with Claire after seeing the trouble he has caused her. It appears as though he has given up on relationships altogether. I wish he would reconsider Kate Howard, I really do miss seeing her. Even if her relationship with Coleman is funny.

Speaking of funny, how about our little trip to Vegas? Luke, Tracey, Maya, and Ethan traveled to Vegas with hilarious results! In short, the all got drunk, and Maya and Ethan ended up getting married instead of Luke and Tracey by that funny minister. And it's leagal. So we are in the midst of Maya and Ethan getting an annulment, while Tracey agrees to marry Luke if he signs a prenup. Will he?

In darker news, we found out what happened between Brenda and Dante. Brenda was dating the Balkan's son, but broke up with him after she found out about his ties to crime. But Alexander didn't like that, and began to stalk her, hence the police protection. Dante was assigned to protect her, and they became close. Alexander attacked Brenda and Dante, resulting in Brenda shooting Alexander. Dante covered it up, and the Balkan must have found out about this. I'm willing to be Dante and Brenda didn't have any relationship, even though Brenda mentioned something about a baby. My guess is that this "baby" must belong to Brenda and Alexander. Maybe it died, but I'm not sure.

But with Carly on the hunt into Brenda's past, this secret can't remain hidden for too long! She's already alerted Lulu, which Dante lied about again. That can't be good for their relationship. So now Jason is the only one who knows the truth. Micheal also knows a little bit. And no one is telling.

Very interesting, indeed...