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Turning 24 Bordering Fringe

Because you don’t have all the time in the world and there are better things to do, never once I’ve fancied watching 20-24 episodes of U.S. TV Series over a short 2-hour cinema flick. But since I’ve convinced myself of getting an iPod last 2009, I have had control over the time of watching the long stretch of continuities through many episodes.

Though given the luxury of getting copies via torrent and watching them within my own time, I have been very picky over the titles.  Because I don’t like time being left to waste, I let go once the first 20 minutes of the 1st episode bore me, some got lucky by got me tolerating up till 5 episodes. I tried Spartacus, CSI, X-Files, and–mind you, even Glee (I’ll never be watching that horror again). But two brilliant titles turned around my U.S. TV Series pessimism: Fringe and 24.

Fringe, Olivia Dunham, Walter Bishop, Peter BishopFringe got me with their 1st episode which lasted up to 2 seasons and now on the wait for the torrent files of Season 3. Though I still think that they can never beat the success of the 1st season–I don’t know if its just me, but the parallel universe concept somehow ruined the realism of the 1st season’s brilliant plot/s.

That is very unlikely of 24. What turned out to be my filler series while I wait for the 3rd Season of Fringe is also a blockbuster. Though I know it’s a bit late to appreciate the 2002 hit series, but Season 1 is entertaining enough to lighten up my anticipation of Fringe Season 3. But Season 2, which is more complex and I think thoroughly conceptualized than Season 1, I think almost got me converted from being a Fringe fanatic.

I have yet to watch Season 3 of the two titles, but to sum it all up with these two TV greats, even though time is scarce I am having no regrets in spending more than 2 hours for entertainment.

Jack Bauer, 24