The reviews are in. FRINGE is officially the must see new show of the fall.
In fact, with over two months until the series’ September 9th premiere on FOX, Televisionary has already proclaimed that FRINGE is, “THE X-FILES for the new millennium.” With Ramblings of a TV Whore’s Rae chiming in via Twitter that, “I’m so in love with FRINGE that the thought of it makes me smile at random moments throughout the day.” Heck, even frequent TV Addict reader Tim G. reported via text message that “627 is the new 815!” But since I have yet to go the BitTorrent route and download the ‘leaked’ pilot, I’m going to have to take his word for it.
You see, this TV Addict is taking a stand.
Call me old fashioned, but I yearn for the days when the Fall Season was actually a big deal. A simpler time, when a young and impressional TV Addict who’s ICQ nickname may-or-may-not-have been “Dawson” would spend countless hours taking copious amounts of notes as I flipped through the always-anticipated TV Guide Fall Preview double issue.
Don’t get me wrong. I completely understand that when a pilot mysteriously finds its way online it helps to generate buzz for the new fall season in what has become an increasingly over-saturated digital world. I just can’t help but think that these more and more common ‘first looks’ and ‘sneak peeks’ of our favorite shows in June are causing irrevocable damage to what was once the most exciting month of the year to be a TV Addict.