Guess what I watched on TiVo this weekend?
I am the worst sort of tv blogger in that most of my shows I watch long after they’ve aired. By the time I get around to them the water in the cooler is room temp. We were picked as a Nielsen family and that makes me nervous. I’m afraid shows we really get into but watch later won’t have as good a rating as they should. (mourning Arrested Development to this day)
Fringe was great. I vastly prefer the ones which are more about tge larger mythology and less about some skinless old man baby robbing a Sears in Poughkeepsie and then exploding into a ball of slimegoo. But that’s just me.
Flashforward, on the other hand…
This was the third episode. This was also the third or fourth (or fifth) time we got an extended monologue about how Everything is Different and Knowing The Future Upsets The Balance Of The Present. That same old chorus is getting to be the FF version of Baywatch’s music-and-mammaries video sequence. You can always count on it and it’s never as stirring once you’ve seen it before.
I still like the mysteries and the touches of humour. But I could do without the I-sing-the-body-electric sophomoric philosophizing. A little more Show and a little less Tell.