On the surface, one wouldn’t think that J.J. Abrams mystery box known as FRINGE and the teen-centric melodrama that is 90210 would have a lot in common. But upon closer examination, it turns out that last night’s installment of both hit shows share one major characteristic — questions. Five of which theTVaddict.com is posing to you, our far smarter and better looking readers.
1) What illicits more of an “Ewww” factor — the brain surgery surrounding last night’s central mystery on FRINGE or the fact that Dixon Mills was all too happy to provide ‘protection’ for his sister Annie?
2) Which actor is getting more of the shaft in the writing department — the adorable Jasika Nicole [Agent Astrid Farnsworth], who four episodes in, still remains completely devoid of personality. Or 90210’s Cindy Walsh re-incarnate Debbie Wilson [Lori Loughlin]. Who has been given so little to do that this TV Addict had to look up her character’s first name on imdb.
3) What’s the bigger mystery — The untimely disappearance of 90210 ‘series regular’ Navid Shirazi who’s original casting was applauded by diversity advocates everywhere, or the true loyalties of one Agent Broyles?
4) What’s more convenient in the plot contrivance department — the fact that virtually every mystery that our intrepid FRINGE team has encountered can be miraculously traced back to the mysterious GE-esque corporation known as Massive Dynamic. Or Dixon Mills ability to do everything. He waits tables! Operates a highly technical theater lighting board! AND has a condom at the ready for his sister. Again “Ewww.”
5) And finally, who is going to appear on a small screen near you first. Massive Dynamic oft-mentioned CEO William Bell or Luke Perry reprising his role as Dylan McKay.
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