How many times has Fox greenlit a new sci-fi show only to cancel it within one season? Too many to count. Yet the network keeps trying to court that audience. One of the few to last a reasonable length of time was ‘Fringe’. With the demise of that series earlier this year, creator J.H. Wyman and producer J.J. Abrams are already back with a new venture, the futuristic cop drama ‘Almost Human’, which debuted with a two-night premiere on Sunday and Monday. Does this one have what it takes to go the distance? That remains to be seen.
The fall 2013 TV season has officially commenced, and here come the brand new shows. From the results of last week’s poll, Fox’s supernatural drama ‘Sleepy Hollow’ emerged as one of the front-runners for interest among our readers. It’s the type of show I usually go for as well, even though (or perhaps because) most of the previews looked cheesy as hell. The pilot episode aired on Monday night and… yeah, it kind of is cheesy as hell. But is that a bad thing?
While I’m aware that ‘Glee’ may not be the most popular show among readers of this blog, I should hope we can all agree that the shocking death of star Cory Monteith this weekend at the far-too-young age of only 31 is truly sad and depressing news.
Since we all can’t stop talking about Jack Bauer, Fox has heard our cries and is looking to bring ’24′ back to television for an all-new season. This time it will be a limited series, most likely meaning only several episodes. Yes, Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his iconic role on the show. Will you watch?
Let’s be frank; the fall 2012 TV season was pretty much a bust. Few of the new series lived up to expectations, and many have already been canceled. With the beginning of 2013, the networks attempt to make amends with a host of mid-season replacements, a few of which may even look somewhat promising. Last week, Fox premiered its heavily-promoted serial killer drama ‘The Following’. Is the show worth… umm… following, or is it a lost cause?
The end is here. After five years of ups and downs (more downs than ups recently, unfortunately), ‘Fringe’ aired its two-part series finale on Friday. For as negatively as I’ve felt about the show this season, I’m surprised to admit that the finale actually ties a lot of things together. But does it bring the series to a fully satisfying conclusion? That much is still up for debate.
Friday brought us the penultimate episode of ‘Fringe’. By the end of this week, the series will be over, forever. For as negatively as I’ve felt about this final season, I’ve followed the show since the beginning and would genuinely like to see it wrap everything up in a satisfying manner. Does it look like there’s any chance of that? I just don’t know.
Maybe I’m just too jaded, but I have a hard time getting choked up when a major character is killed off on ‘Fringe’. The show has a long history of unwriting and retconning character deaths. Given the way that I fully expect the series finale to end in a few weeks, I don’t consider anything in the current storyline to be permanent.