Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fringe rant #2

Why did I watch episode 4.. I don't know...

*Oh, and I'm taking these notes as I watch, so I'm not looking back things and some things may be wrong later.  

**SPOILER ALERT (if you haven't watched it yet)**

Bald guy reminded me of cockroach man from MIB.  Not from physical appearance but from attitude.  "Need sugar water."  Get it, the bald guy wanted barely cooked roast beef and 11 jalepenos...  Each have their weird diets.

Oh, and about the pic of the guy in Quantico from 1987...  Why is he wearing digital camo?  

Digital camo wasn't used until 2004.  Ok, you may say that the pic is a recent pic of him... still serving... but why is the picture of him and the picture of the mysterious object in black and white?  C'mon!  We have color film!  We've had color film since 1942!  Either way, it should be in color.  That's why they need a consultant.  Hire me!

Overall, this was actually a good episode.  There was a healthy dose of suspense and just a touch of sarcasm while the other 3 had much more sarcasm.  But, there is still something missing.  Maybe this is a "LOST" that my kid brother can follow?  I don't know.  

Random Thoughts:

- The dude with the watch cap and nail gun was from Generation Kill if I'm not mistaken.  Nice surprise.

- "Civilian Consultant to the Department of Homeland Security" I need to get credentials and a title like that!

- I love the open to this show, the music and graphics, it's kinda like House, but different.

1 comment:

Silver said...

Good call on the digital camo, that's sloppy.

I've been relatively TV-free for almost 10 years, but I've fallen off the wagon this season. Fringe is one of my three shows - yeah, it's only 3, but it already feels like a hopeless obsession.

I watched a full episode of House for the first time ever (!) a few weeks ago, and the theme music jumped out at me. Watch the music video for "Teardrop" by Massive Attack, made long before the TV show picked the song - I think you'll agree that it is strangely appropriate.