Sunday, January 31, 2010


Are any of you following this series?  I think it is one of the best, most interesting series currently on the tube.  Take the last episode for instance.  It involves a scientist that developed a toxin to target only specific people with a certain genetic code.  It originated back during the Naxi era with Walter's father.  The toxin would attack the red blood cells so that the victim would die from the lack of oxygen in the blood. 

Now I know that there are some dramatic license taken with this series, but it has some really inventive story ideas.  Apart from the main story, the interaction between Walter Bishop and his son, Peter, is wonderful.  Each week it seems to get better -- and you learn more about the relationship  between father and son.  I also like the growing special relationship between Walter and Astrid, the person in the lab that assists him at every turn. 

I am happy to see Fringe growing in popularity.  Perhaps it is Fox finally marketing the series a bit more, that certainly can't hurt.  Going up against CSI isn't an easy task -- no matter how you look at it.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I don't know how many of you have access to BBC America, but if you don't you can still catch TOP GEAR on DVD.  Season 11 and 12 are just coming out and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed watching these videos.  These three guys, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, talk cars, but also show you some of the most beautiful country in the world.  It is just FUN!


I went to see James Cameron's AVATAR yesterday.  I can't say enough about the movie.  It was a good story, but the graphics, animation, technology was unbelievable.  Sigourney Weaver was wonderful as Grace and Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldanda were magnificent.  I don't want to give any of the story away -- just would hate to spoil any moment for anyone of this marvelous movie.

I think this one is worth another viewing -- or two.  Like many really good movies, you don't see everything the first time through.