I heard all the excited murmurs and felt the anticipation when everyone started talking about JJ Abrams new project, Fringe.
I was entirely underwhelmed. Knowing it was JJ Abrams I expected a twist ending. Apparently I was not to be let down. Not only was it a twist ending, it was exactly what I predicted it would be. When I started watching the episode I knew what had to happen within the first 5 or 10 minutes.
The dialog wasn't great, the acting was mediocre at best and the only worthwhile chemistry was between Pacey and the crazy old coot of a scientist he calls daddy.
Needless to say, it barely held my attention. It was trying way too hard, and their lead girl has -no- personality to speak of.
Maybe JJ should spend more time trying to finish up all his faded-away-with-no-resolution plotlines in Lost. =/