Daily Archives: May 5, 2012
Hello, BiffBamPop readers and Fringe fans! I’m sharing my thoughts about the latest Fringe happenings. I’ve been a fan of Fringe since that fateful Sunday night debut four seasons ago. Fringe may have been “X-Files lite” back then but I still enjoyed the first season. It seems like Torv & Jackson being on the cover of Entertainment Weekly came from an alternate universe, doesn’t it?
What makes Fringe one of the best TV shows today is the journey of the characters. These engaging people are always welcome to act out their temporal struggles in my home. Anyone watching Fringe week by week will wonder why John Noble, or even Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson, never gets considered for a major TV award. Mad scientist Walter Bishop should be one of the highlights to be promoted by anyone airing Fringe, whether Fox or some other channel in the future.
Today is Free Comic Book Day around the world, along with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in downtown T.O. at the Reference Library. My plan was to hit my local comic book shop, make my way down to TCAF and then a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum, all with my little Princess beside me. However, today I feel like crap, a cold having caught up to me, clogging my ears and causing constant coughing. So out was TCAF* and the ROM and plans cancelled with the friends I was hoping to meet up with. However, the Princess and I did make the 15 minute walk from our house to our local shop, Comics and More to see what books I could pick up for Free Comic Book Day.
I think Joss Whedon owns a shawarma franchise. But I get ahead of myself.
There were a bunch of ways to watch The Avengers opening day. Okay, a bunch of legal ways. You could go see it during the normal evening hours on the Friday it opens. You can go to the Friday midnight screening. Or you could attend a marathon screening of all the films in the Avengers series, followed by a midnight premier.
The experience was definitely a unique one. I met with a group of friends at a local Denny’s for breakfast (it was convenient to the theatre as much as anything else).
Following that, it was fifteen hours of film madness.