Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fringe: Season 3 Episode 21 - The Last Sam Weiss

Hello Fringe Fanatics, welcome back for our penultimate episode recap for season 3!   Okay, the show has earned it so I'm finally going to do it.  WOW!!!  I kept hoping that the result from the machine would bring a consequence that we didn't predict, and it certainly did.  Of course, because I wasn't able to watch live and some one (I won't name names) assumed I did, I was slightly spoiled about the giant reveal at the end.  But, no matter, it was still awesome and unexpected of HOW it would be revealed.  And we still don't really know what it all means, but something tells me we are getting a preview of what season 4 of Fringe may look like.  And, I'm excited to explore that.  We're getting way ahead of ourselves though.  We need to rewind and get through the recap before we talk about the future of Fringe.   So let's dive in!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Event: Season 1 Episode 18 - Strain

Hello Eventers!  Welcome back to our love/hate discussion of this show that we can't make up our minds on!  This week, I'm falling back on the "LOVE" side of The Event.  The show really does have a lot of potential when it's firing on all cylinders.  Tonight was one of those nights where they slowed down the pace and just focused on 2 major plot lines with a little bit of alien nation sprinkled into driving both of those stories.  Both stories were equally suspenseful and dare I say one of them creeped me the hell out!  Maybe, The Event has found a formula that works with episodes like this.   Of course, as we say every week, it's probably all too little too late.  Remember the days when network TV let average shows linger on for a couple seasons so that they could find their voice?  Oh well, let's dive into this week's recap and we'll worry about season 2 some other day!  As we all know, I may change my mind next week anyway!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fringe: Season 3 Episode 20 - 6:02 AM EST

Hello Fringe Fanatics!  Welcome back as we continue our season 3 discussion with the latest installment.  This installment happens to be what can be thought of as Part 1 of an epic 3 hour finale that will culminate in an event with consequences of universal proportions!  Naturally, part 1 is just setting the stage and giving us a small taste of what's to come in the coming hours.  But, man it was awesome!!  (almost broke out that "W" word reserved for LOST recaps.  And I just might have to before this season ends)  We spent some time in both universes in this episode and I'm guessing that will continue for the remainder of the season.  Soon we will find out how this conflict will be resolved and then we'll have to focus on the bigger question.  What happens after that?!  But I'm getting ahead of myself.  That question probably doesn't come into play until the actual FINALE recap!  So, let's take things one step at a time and dive into this episode.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Event: Season 1 Episode 17- Cut Off the Head

Hello Eventers!  Are there any of you still out there?  Well, if there are then I'm sure you're in the same boat as I am.  Content (or at least have accepted) that the show will probably not be returning, but enjoying the ride of what's left!  You've probably also have accepted that parts of the show will indeed be laughable, and almost hope for it to happen!  But, then you also realize that there is a great show hidden somewhere in there just screaming to come out.  Those are all the things that went through my head as I watched this week's episode.  I will continue to say that since reshuffling the deck during the hiatus and putting different characters with each other, things have certainly gotten a little more exciting.   So let's not waste any time and let's dive into the reap.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fringe: Season 3 Episode 19 - Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

Hello FRINGE Fanatics!  We're back after a 3 week hiatus and it feels good!  The first of the 4 final episodes of season 3.  Not sure what the masses will make of this episode, but man did I absolutely LOVE it!  The Fringe producers had promised us an episode similar to the likes of last season's offbeat noir/musical episode "Brown Betty".  And they certainly delivered some unique and groundbreaking television (and perhaps paying homage to some predecessors in the process).  It was a nice change of pace episode to help reflect and set the stage for the final 3 episodes of the season (which I have read all follow the same storyline and act as a 3 part finale).  So, what are you waiting for?  Grab your LSD and let's trip out into the recap!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Event: Season 1 Episode 16 - You Bury Other Things Too

Hello Eventers!  So, how did the show measure up after the decent episode last week?  It was pretty good! But, I think I might be back into complaint mode this week.  Some highly improbable plot devices were used which is what THE EVENT excels at, but which are so fun to comment about!   A couple more things were revealed this week concerning the show's deeper mythology, but for the most part it was a lot of talk about things that we already knew were coming.  But, as always, I'm still enjoying and will look forward to the show returning in 2 weeks for what I'm guessing will be the final 6 episodes in 6 straight weeks.  The question still remains with NBC whether that will be the final episodes in the series or the season.  For now, we'll just deal with the questions being brought up within the show.  Here we go!