30 September 2008

target practice



yesterday elle and i plopped a couple lawn cushions down in the backyard and enjoyed a morning snack. i'm just loving this gusty autumn weather.

speaking of love, i am wholly emotionally/psychologically/intellectually invested in this new show fringe (missed it during the bizarre crafting week, though)(and incidentally, for the brits among us, this is not a show about hair styles, although that would be riveting). it's this far-fetched sci-fi thriller, much like "v: the final battle" except with humor and likeable characters and a plot.

i've decided that i need to regularly follow one TV show to tether me to normal american society (and thereby stave off total bibliophilistic geekdom, or so the theory goes). so fringe is all well and good for me, except for the paltry fact that it FREAKS ME OUT.

seriously.

i know i'm practically scrawling a target over my avatar and saying MOCK ME PLEASE, because sure, fringe is ludicrously unrealistic and not even scary. but the thing is, the last time science and i brushed shoulders was back when i was eighteen, and in the meantime i've forgotten enough of it (which is, like, all of it) for fringe's scenarios to seem just believable enough that i stumble away from each episode feeling vaguely disturbed. and then in mid-sleep i bolt upright in bed muttering about The Pattern and Get Walter and Massive Dynamic.

yeah, i think i may have been better off with the books.

somebody watch tonight's episode with me so we can do some group therapy tomorrow. grazie. goodnight.

addendum 10/1
okay, so last night's was just kind of meh. if you want to give the show a fair shot, pop on over to the website where i think you can watch past episodes online. i haven't yet seen the third, but the first two are freakishly good.

7 comments:

Katie Miller said...

My husband loves "the fringe"! He insists that I watch it with him weekly. I walk away with the same feelings! I love it and hate it at the same instant! I can't get enough of it, but at the same time it makes me not get enough sleep! Enjoy tonight knowing that you are not alone in your fears!

Melissa said...

Hmm... I've never watched this show! What channel is it on??

Kimberly said...

I'm going to have to track that down! Sounds like you'd enjoy Doctor Who if you haven't seen that before. They redid the old series and it's fabulous.

~ANG said...

Okay, so does the "Observer" freak you out? How about the nostril-stabbing, mind-reading, electro-shock, thought-producing machine? Creepy, yet enormously clever. In this world of reality show overload, it's nice to watch a show with real actors (altough a bit dramatic at times)and scripts, and storylines. All in all, I enjoy the show even though it freaks me out.

Amelia said...

I haven't seen the show, but now I'm intrigued. :o)

I also choose one show to watch/follow. I always end up DVR'ing and watching it while I run... but whatever works to keep me "normal" as you perfectly stated.

So I'm a bit less interesting than you and my show is WAY more a waste of time than anything you could imagine... perhaps I should share it with blogworld sometime. LOL Perhaps not, I am certain I would lose BOTH of my readers once I come of my T.V. closet.

carole said...

I watched the first one and really enjoyed it. Last week though, when that girl's abdomen started going beserk - I almost freaked. I am not sure how I feel about it yet but I do think it definitely has a unique feel to it for a TV program. I stumbled across the first one and thought it was a movie I hadn't heard of.

Katie Miller said...

My husband loves "the fringe"! He insists that I watch it with him weekly. I walk away with the same feelings! I love it and hate it at the same instant! I can't get enough of it, but at the same time it makes me not get enough sleep! Enjoy tonight knowing that you are not alone in your fears!