J.J. Abrams Rides Greyhound

By watching the trailer for J.J. Abrams’s new show, Fringe, a couple things are made clear:

  1. J.J. Abrams loves Lieutenant Cedric Daniels.
  2. J.J. Abrams hates airplanes.

The first clip I saw of this show looked horrible, but this is much more promising. It still looks like an X-Files rip-off crossed with House, but the X-Files was great and people love House. Mostly, I’m just hoping that J.J. Abrams has finally found a format in which he can present wonderful mysteries that are so intriguing, but then actually wrap them up within the hour, rather than leaving them festering and forgotten, like so many broken promises from a negligent parent. Remember that weird injection the Others gave Claire when they tried to steal Aaron? And then when we got in the hatch Desmond was also giving himself a daily injection? What happened to the injection, Abrams? What happened to the injection?

Also, seriously, he hates airplanes so much. I think an airplane hit him when he was a child.