Wednesday, 23 January 2013

What's TBone Watching?

We got sucked in by the incessant marketing of The Following.  I like Kevin Bacon, Jen does not but we both thought it was worth a try.  We watched the premiere.  We won't be watching any more.  It is a truly contemptible piece of television.  It has the graphic violence of Criminal Minds, the tortured yet brilliant protagonist of any Sherlock Holmes rip-off, the impossibly connected and clairvoyant antagonist of The Mentalist, and a collective of jack-ass sidekicks that were all probably on NCIS:Los Angeles at some point.  This show breeds despair.  I do not recommend it.

Besides that, we've started in on Fringe, thanks to Netflix.  I had never watched it, thinking it was a blatant rip-off of the X-Files.  And it is that, but it's still pretty enjoyable.  Besides a common theme of supernatural FBI cases, Fringe also shares a sense of humour with the X-Files and that can make all the difference with a show.  We've only ventured in a couple shows of the first season but it's pretty solid filler so far.

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