Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fringe is my new favorite show

It's funny because when it started I gave it a 5 episode try and dismissed it as your sub-par police procedural show (a la C.S.I. & Bones) with a slight sci-fi bent. Every episode followed the same predictable format: There's an unexplainable crime, Walter rambles something cryptic, Peter applies snark, Olivia asks stupid questions, then Peter puts his bullshit aside and decodes his father's insane drivel and they all solve the case. I tuned out and never looked back.

But due to the constant claims from people who know me that I should watch the show and that I would love it, I bought the box set and watched the whole first season and though my assessment for the first half of the season remains intact I admit it got a whole lot better. I think they shed their new show timidity (and their C.S.I. veneer) and embraced their X-Files heritage. This show, along with Lost and Battlestar Galactica (both now over) is great sci-fi for adults. I can't wait to watch season two. Here's hoping they don't drop the ball.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Marge's First Mother's Day

Sophie & Mai
Originally uploaded by alexthoth
Wow, a year ago we weren't really thinking about being parents and yesterday we celebrated our first Mother's Day. We all had a nice time of course Sophie stole the show (as it should be) and all her grandparent and great grandmother jockeyed to hold her.

Can't wait for my first Father's Day.