Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Auto Pilot: A review of J.J. Abrams' Fringe (aka another show that starts of with a plane and floating titles)

*Simul-posted on Pink Raygun*

At this point in his career, J.J. Abrams is a household name. Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible: III, Cloverfield — you can’t think of these properties without his name popping into your head. He has been involved with, if not always responsible for, some fantastic pieces of popular entertainment. The pilot for Lost, which he directed, is one of my favorite pilots ever. It’s intriguing, exciting, confusing in a way that makes you crave more, and often jaw-dropping. If you’re looking for a blueprint on how to start off an action-mystery-sci-fi show (and who isn’t), you would do well to study Lost’s pilot. Which is why I was incredibly excited when I managed to obtain a DVD and script for the pilot for JJ’s new show, Fringe…and why, despite several things that bothered me about the episode, I hold out hope that the show itself will develop into something more.

Read the rest of the review here!

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