Saturday, March 26, 2011

FRINGE Gets a Fourth Season

Finally, network television executives do something right... And it's not just a half-season. FOX ordered a full 22 episodes!

Duke loses, Kentucky wins, FRINGE is renewed. Pretty good start to the weekend!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Why Do People Lie?

This week a very close friend basically lied to my face... or at least omitted enough of the truth that I considered it a lie. Now, I may not be very good at many things, but I consider myself an expert in two areas: I can spot a "snake in the grass" a mile away and I can sniff out a lie like a fart in a car. What's sad is that this person knows me well, has known me for years and knows I'M GOING TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH!!! Why not just tell me the truth up front and avoid a lot of drama and hurt feelings later? People never cease to amaze me! Oh, well... just another name to add to the list of people I can't trust.

So, here are two songs called "Liar". One from Mumford and Sons and one from Rollins Band. Enjoy! (...and please don't lie to me).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The FRINGE "Death Slot" Promo

So, apparently I've been living under a rock...

One of my favorite shows currently airing on network television is FRINGE. When the show premiered three years ago, it had a nice little Tuesday night timeslot. It was doing really well in that time slot and had a successful first season. Then the geniuses at FOX decided that they wanted to compete with the Thursday night comedies on NBC and the ratings juggernaut that is Grey's Anatomy on ABC, so they moved my beloved show to Thursday night (and later wondered why oh why the ratings slipped so badly for season two even though everyone agreed the storylines and character development were far superior to season one - hmmm). Remember - these are the same people who cancelled Arrested Development.

Then comes season three... Halfway through the season FRINGE was moved to yet another new timeslot - Fridays at 9:00 - also known as "The Timeslot Where Shows Go To Die" or "The Death Slot". Several critics have been defending the show and have written countless articles stating that FOX is killing one of TV's current treasures by moving FRINGE to Friday nights.

So FOX fired back with the promo below. While I totally disagree with the network's decision to move the show in the first place (come to think of it, I disagree with most things FOX-related), I have to admit that this is a pretty cool promo. I can't believe I hadn't seen it until now.