September 17, 2008
Could Fringe Outshine Lost?
There have only been two episodes of Fringe, the the most recent one just aired last night.
But that is the question of a viewer/fan to TV Guide's Matt Rousch.
Here's the question/statement from the viewer/fan:
"I truly believe that Fringe has the ability to outshine Lost, and here is why: Lost's success has always been based on its masterful storytelling and various layers of mystery. It is more a case study on the supernatural and how the supernatural affects people in a variety of ways. Fringe, however, if done correctly, has the ability to harness all of the things that Lost does, but lay it out in a very X-Files way. So what you are left with are the talents of storytelling and layers with "monsters of the week." Taking the strengths of two shows and hopefully removing the confusion of conspiracy episodes (X-Files) and the monotony with which some stories unfold (Lost) could have a really brilliant effect. I am eager to see how the first season plays out. — Josh"
In his response, Matt Rousch suggests we see more Fringe before deciding. And he says it's unlikely Fringe will catch on with viewers the way Lost did.
If you've seen Fringe and can compare the shows, Losties Island would love to hear your thoughts.