First up is Fringe:
Written by JJ Abrams (Lost, Alias, Cloverfield) and the writers behind Transformers, as well as being directed by one of the directors of The West Wing, this looks a bit like The X-Files mixed with, yes, Lost. Joshua Jackson couldn’t act his way through his own heart attack, but then again people said the same thing about David Duchovny, and look at him now…… Or don’t. Yeah, don’t, cos it counter-acts against the point we were trying to make. Also, Abrams, get over planes and stuff that happens weird in or around them already!
With Buffy, Angel, Toy Story, Firefly and Serenity all under his writing/creating belt, Joss Whedon is pretty much gold right now. Even if they do keep cancelling his shows early. Anyway, Eliza Dushku (yum) is back on TV after Tru Calling got cancelled and her film career stalled. This mix of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and The Stepford Wives potentially has potential, if Whedon doesn’t fly up his own ass again and start making everything more complicated than needs be.
Both these shows will be premiering in the States this month, and after their (pretty much guaranteed) success, we should get them come fall. Or just stream them online. Ya know, whatever.