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I am – Hercules!!

I quite enjoyed last week’s episode of “Fringe.” It provided a lot of answers, and I like the way Peter Bishop made himself useful to Fringe Division almost immediately.

This week the gang has to deal with time slips:

Fridays, Sept. 9-Nov. 4, 2011
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses)
2.1 (---) (1.7) (1.8) (1.9) (1.8) (2.0) (0.9) (0.8) Blue Bloods
1.8 (2.1) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Grimm
1.6 (1.4) (1.8) (1.7) (1.6) (1.7) (1.8) (0.8) (0.7) CSI NY
1.6 (1.3) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Gold Rush
1.5 (---) (1.4) (1.4) (1.6) (1.7) (1.6) (1.0) (0.9) Kitchen Nightmares
1.3 (1.0) (1.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Extreme MHE
1.3 (---) (0.5) (1.2) (1.3) (1.2) (1.5) (0.6) (0.6) Fringe
1.2 (1.3) (1.0) (1.5) (1.4) (1.6) (2.0) (1.5) (1.8) Dateline
1.2 (1.0) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.4) (---) (---) A Gifted Man
1.1 (1.2) (2.0) (1.2) (1.1) (1.2) (1.0) (1.2) (1.0) 20/20
1.0 (0.8) (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (0.7) (1.0) WWE Smackdown
0.9 (1.0) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Chuck
0.9 (0.4) (0.7) (0.4) (0.5) (0.6) (0.7) (1.0) (1.0) College Football
0.8 (0.7) (0.8) (0.8) (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (---) (0.3) Supernatural
0.7 (0.6) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Flying Wild Alaska
0.7 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Wizard Of Oz
0.7 (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (0.6) (0.5) (---) (0.5) (---) Wizards of Waverly
0.6 (0.5) (0.8) (0.8) (0.5) (0.6) (0.5) (0.7) (---) American Restoration
0.6 (0.4) (0.4) (---) (0.6) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) ANT Farm
0.6 (0.6) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) House of Payne
0.6 (0.5) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) Jessie
0.6 (0.6) (0.6) (0.5) (0.5) (0.6) (0.6) (---) (0.3) Nikita
0.6 (---) (0.7) (0.5) (0.5) (0.7) (---) (---) (---) Phineas & Ferb
0.6 (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) Say Yes To The Dress
0.6 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Seven Pounds
0.6 (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (0.5) The Soup
0.5 (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Brides of BH
0.5 (0.5) (0.5) (---) (0.4) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
0.4 (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Crave
0.4 (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) Fish Hooks
0.4 (0.3) (0.5) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Hairy Bikers
0.4 (0.4) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Meet The Browns
0.4 (0.3) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) (---) Sanctuary
0.4 (0.5) (---) (0.4) (---) (0.4) (---) (---) (0.6) Thundercats
0.3 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) House Hunters

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  • Nov. 11, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Even better than the original.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Hate to sound like a dumbass

    by phantomcreeps

    When and Where does Thundercats air? Love to see it. I work at a TV Station, Airing shows, and sometimes things I would to watch air, while I'm Showing shit like Private Practice. Thundercats, MotherFucking Ho!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    WOULD Want to watch (edit)

    by phantomcreeps

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    A Gifted Man

    by rakesh patel

    I don't know why but i watch this.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Friday nights on Cartoon Network. It's worth catching.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 7 a.m. CST


    by palewook

    did it get any better after the pilot?

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Let's Be Honest: Fringe is God-awful!

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    Oh how I tried, I really tried to like that show, but it always came across as a cheap knockoff of other more entertaining shows. I absolutely hate the characters on the show. Then we have Supernatural. In its 7th season it's a shadow of its former greatness, BUT it's STILL vastly superior to anything else on Friday nights. That alone should tell you how terrible Fringe and all other Friday night shows are except for Supernatural. What have we learned? We've learned that if you're watching anything but Supernatural on Friday night, then you, sirs and madames, possess not a hint of critical thinking nor a smidgen of tv viewing taste. Good Day!

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    As fucked up as NBC is

    by Truxton Spangler

    they deserve some credit for giving Chuck's cult following with a final season, 'cuz they're the only people watching. And Poor Niki, even with the large gains with DVR numbers factored in, the audience is still miniscule.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I thought Chuck was a great show. Too bad it never found its mark.

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Fringe Is Still The Best Show On TV!

    by Real Deal

    I'm sorry guys but still the best. Just saying.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    About Grimm

    by Real Deal

    I think this show ( like most shows ) needs time to find it's stride. It has a lot of good elements but to make it in the friday night death slot it needs to take chances to set it apart from the other supernatural shows out there. I just wish it wasn't on opposite Fringe but that's what DVRs are for. I think given a chance it could be a really good show. But right now it's just setting itself up plot wise and if the dunder heads who would cancel a show after 1 or 2 shows don't get that then that's too bad. They're just stupid shit heads.

  • No other show right now is pushing hard science fiction the way FRINGE has been these past four years. John Noble is absolutely stellar (and criminally ignored by Emmy voters) as Dr. Walter Bishop and ever since halfway through the second season, the show has been firing on all cylinders. FRINGE may have started off as a cheap X-FILES ripoff but thankfully became so much more.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by hst666

    'hard science fiction'? Seriously? And I say this as a big fan of the show. It has presented some interesting ideas. But it has its share of gobbledy gook.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Michael Lunney

    Very stylishly directed. Excellent use of color for such a dark show. Wise choice, when it is so easy to just destaurate the color to make the subject matter more dark in the current lazy directorial fashion that has somehow found favor and is all the rage. Yuk. I found this to be much better than expected.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    hst666: Some gobbledygook yes, but...

    by SpyGuy

    Yes, FRINGE has some gobbledygook sci-fi from time to time, but it also has more pure science fiction than anything else right now. Hell, everything FRINGE covers is listed right there in the opening credits.

  • Too much of the second half of last season and the first portion of this season put the more interesting conflicts on the back burner. If I never hear the words "soul magnets" again, it will be too soon. Peter's disappearance has seemed thus far more like a contrived way to create story for a few episodes before getting back to the main series arc. Still a good show, hopefully it will be great again - hopefully the story digressions are coming to an end. The run of episodes from about halfway through the second season to halfway through the third is one of the great stretches of a sci fi show I've ever seen.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 1 p.m. CST


    by ides

    Are the writers trying to make Dean completely unlikeable? His (completely out of character) killing of Amy in front of her son is weighing the whole season down. Castiel is sorely missed, as are the overarching heaven vs hell and the civil war in heaven conflicts that lent an epic atmosphere to the show for the last several seasons. The show seems to deal better with demons and angels acting as the primary antagonists rather than inventing its own Buffy-style Big Bads (the Mother and the Leviathans). Maybe the Leviathans will develop into something more interesting - the scene with Crowley meeting the head Leviathan (or whatever he is) seemed somewhat promising. Also, Bobby's discovery of the chemical that hurts them was completely off the wall. The series is in a bit of a funk right now, I hope it returns to form.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Re: "Supernatural"

    by ArmageddonProductions

    I still contend that it was a perfect five-season show with a hell of a series ender (better and more satisfying than BSG, "Lost" or any other major cult show airing in the last decade), and I refused to watch Season Six for a long time. Finally, after it came out on DVD, I reluctantly sat down and watched it. The first half was definitely as bad as I was afraid it would be, though it seemed to pick up a little bit after the mid-season cliffhanger (I think Kripke came back in some capacity; he wrote the season six finale). That said, I still have zero desire to watch Season Seven. I think the major problem is, after you have your main characters avert the Biblical apocalypse in such a well-executed manner, anything you come up with after that is gonna seem like the cash grab it is.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2 p.m. CST


    by jim

    by ides: "His (completely out of character) killing of Amy in front of her son is weighing the whole season down." And to make it stand out more, two episodes later he seems perfectly content to let the witches off the hook. Amy at least had spent years finding ways to feed without killing; she only started again to help her son. Unlike the witches who killed out of spite and for fun, and who didn't show any remorse or make any promises they wouldn't do it again.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Young Justice

    by Franklancer

    is parsecs above old or new Thundercats.. this show rocks oh, and new episode tonight.. with Kirby people...

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The last ep of Chuck was my favorite in a long while

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    It just had everything I look for in the show: sarah never looked better, there was little schmaltzy relationship talk, Morgan was amusing even though he is not adjusting well. Overall that was a helluva episode. I didn't care for the premiere though so not sure what to expect this week.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    There's also the Green Lantern Cartoon Premiere Tonight

    by OutsideChance

    Review here( says it's pretty good.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Fringe spoiler (maybe)...

    by mdk

    ...Okay, just a wild-ass guess: There are more universes than just the two seen so far and Peter Bishop has reappeared in the third one, and it's connected to a fourth and both are being invaded by a fifth (Where the "human shape shifters" are from). Hope they wrap it all up acceptably and soon before Fux lowers the cancel-hammer.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    I only watch it because I love Patrick Wilson. But I completely forgot about it last week.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by HoweHatTrick

    You beat me to it! That seems to be the way it's going. Not bad last week, hope tonight is even better.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    The thing about Fringe is that,

    by FuzzyLumpkins

    until this season, the main arc has been about the impending mutual destruction of the red and blue universes. Now we have a third (orange?) universe where, apparently, the threat has been eliminated (or delayed indefinitely) because of Peter's sacrifice. If they do manage to restore the red and blue universes, then the threat returns. It's very odd, and probably hints at much larger issues yet to be revealed.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Fringe is now in Caprica territory quality wise

    by FrodoFraggins

    That's not really a good thing. Ending the series on this season is pretty sad.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Young Justice

    by Rumpel Tumskin

    WTF, I HATE how they use Kid Flash. I swear they show him running next to his team mates all going the same speed, but he is superfast because the add little blurry speed lines when he runs. KF has always been one of my favorites but they just make him a waste of space in that show.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by phantomcreeps

    Thanks man.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Question about Grimm...

    by jimmy_009 last week there were a couple of young people being chased by Were-bears. Now I know when the Were-bears are human, only a Grimm can see them. But when they've half and fully changed, do the couple see them as they are, or do they still think they're being chased by humans? I'm not sure if the show is clear on this. Maybe I just missed the explanation.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Fux really fucked up yet another one with Fringe

    by mdk

    Make them shoot in fucking Vancouver, hack down the budget every year, kick them over to the death slot. Damn, Rupert must really hate his niece. (Why haven't you Brits managed to slap the old fuck in chains yet for all the phone hacking?)

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern was pretty good

    by Terrence

    I enjoyed it, mostly due to Bruce Timm's involvement more than likely. The CG versions of his character designs look a little weird, but the writing makes up for it.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    for all you cock knockers that shit on fox

    by Xiphos_2

    can you name another network that even takes chances on anything like Fox does? It isn't ABC or CBS that's for damn sur they both shoot for safe bland middle of the road fare. NBC sort of does a little but are they even considered a network anymore?

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I am not at all shy about saying that I love Gold Rush

    by Jaka

    I really want those guys to hit a HUGE vein of gold, but seriously doubt they're going to find anything other than bankruptcy court.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Name a worse episode than tonight's Supernatural.

    by Shermdawg

    You can't. Doesn't exist.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Grimm is pretty bland

    by Mugato5150

    No real likable characters and I'm sure they're not going to come up with anything The X-Files hasn't already done better. Major Kira's looking harsh nowadays.

  • I've said it before, but FOX has a love/hate relationship with fantasy & sfi-fi. They're always open to put out a new concept, but they aren't always with them for the long game. Sci-fi is still, by and large, a niche market. It's expensive and high concept. It's the type of thing that doesn't easily fit in the same schedule with the likes of Grey's Anatomy or Law, Law and Order, or Two and a Half Men. FOX does their best, but they still don't understand the limitations or practical expectations of bringing sci-fi to TV. I think that a lot of us don't necessarily shit all over FOX for not taking chances, but more for rarely having faith in them. Genre shows like X-Files and Fringe are exceptions to the rule. I'd like for it to be otherwise, but we all know that it's really not. Too many good sci-fi shows have fallen to FOX's axe over the years. I won't go through the list again, but it IS expansive and seemingly inexhaustible. For what it's worth, I thoroughly enjoyed tonight's Fringe. The guy shines in even the smallest role. The episode moved along the core story marginally, but any time I get to see Stephen Root on TV, I'm a happy camper. Wish they'd use Astrid more.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Frickin' lack of edit.... Grrrrr.

    by cookepuss

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Fox gave Human Target a full second season try, too

    by Jaka

    I'm not sure so much that they don't try, or that they shit on their own programs, as it is they take risks that don't return enough profit to continue the experiment. They seem to repeatedly try to broadcast programs that are slightly different than what the other networks are doing. For whatever reason, they aren't getting enough viewers in the right age brackets to keep them on the air.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Decent ep

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Reminded me of that Angel episode where the dude was getting a "one last mercy bone" before the break-up and he was using some mystical bullshit to freeze time in that moment (Eternal "O" face!), but, unbeknownst to him, this would end the world. Or something like that. Angel and Lorne were cruising around L.A. trying to stop the kid. Anyway, decent ep. I fell for that Watchmen/Dr. Manhattan stuff last week and told my wife that the Farraday belt (or whatever) was going to fail, but that Peter wouldn't be affected. Glad to know I was wrong in falling for that stuff.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Re: Lone Gunmen

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I've got the whole show. Tried watching it recently. It was fairly cringe-worthy. And that's coming from somebody who loved those guys. Loved 'em. In fact, the demise of the Lone Gunmen is yet another of many reasons why X-Files gives me a sour taste. That and the all-over-the-place mythology. And then that travesty in the last few seasons with Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish. And, much as I love Scully and Mulder, I much prefer the concept of two characters who work together, respect each other, love each other AND DO NOT HAVE TO BONE FOR THE FUCKING SHIPPERS. By the way, another X-Files fault? Mulder is never wrong. Ever. It's always supernatural or scifi. Always. Scully never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever gets to be right. Even in her own ep (the one written by Stephen King), she still has to encounter the supernatural. Which makes you wonder -- is Scully possibly the stupidest motherfucker to ever live? I mean, seriously, how many times can you have cannibal mutants, abducting aliens, vampires, or whatever and keep on saying, "Gee, Mulder, doesn't that sound a little farfetched?" "Oh, clearly, Scully. Because, let's see -- I've been right about 200 times in the last few years and you've struck out every single fucking time. But absolutely. Obviously, you have a perfect right to be skeptical because, fuck, you must be due, right? I mean, zero out of 200 means that you're due at some point." My point on this is not to knock Scully. It's to knock the writers. No rationale person could see the shit that Scully had seen after just a couple of years (kidnapped by fucking aliens in Season 2) and continue to just keep on saying the same old shit, episode after episode after episode. Problem is, they should have either given Scully some wins (say, one out of every three or four episodes, it *IS* Old Man Wilson wearing an alien mask to scare the developers away from the abandoned farm) OR had her become less skeptical. Anyway, first few seasons of X-Files were still great. And Fringe hasn't let me down yet. I'm not sold on this season yet (all that Doomsday shit from the future that has yet to be even **MENTIONED**), but I'm sticking around. They've earned it.

  • Nov. 11, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Jose Chung's From Outer Space

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    All that having been said above, Jose Chung's From Outer Space is still one of my all-time, top ten TV eps of all-time. That episode is fucking perfect. Perfect.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    give Clone Wars some props will ya?

    by wattos new hat

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by epidicus

    .....So I guess I'm the only soul in the nerdiverse to DVR "Boss" on STARZ? That damn show keeps getting better & better, unlike "Fringe".

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Best show on Fridays doesn't air in the US

    by FrodoFraggins

    Derren Brown should be aired in the US but apparently americans other than myself can't get past the accents.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Supernatural... JFC!

    by Riff_Randell

    What the hell was this crap about tonight? It's gone from meta to just plain stupid in the last few seasons. So Cass is coming back, but I fear it's too little too late now. I still watch because I love me some Dean, but I feel not even his prettiness can save this show. What a joke. I'm done.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    epidicus, I started watching Boss OnDeman today...

    by Jaka

    ...but had to step out after the first ten minutes. I'm going to give it another try based strictly on you saying it gets better and better. So... yeah... it had better be good!

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by Jaka

    Stoopud typing

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Supernatural is trying to recapture its former glory.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Ain't going to happen. Wish now they would have ended it with Season 5. <p>As for Cass, I hope they don't bring him back. Tired of whenever the Winchesters needed to be saved or transported somewhere he would be there. Tired of angels, devils, and heaven talk. <p> Wish they would quickly wrap up the leviathan thing.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Nikita is pretty good

    by Jarek

    Nobody here seems to watch it, but it's solid every week, and has some of the best action on TV.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I'm also watching Nikita

    by jim

    I really liked it last year, and am liking it even more this year.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    frodo's right

    by loonatic

    "Derren Brown's Experiments" is great. i was particularly creeped out by the episode where the audience controlled someone's fate. it's not a new idea but the image of the laughing audience in creepy masks ....

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I thought "Faraday Cage" was a wink to fans of Lost

    by jim

    and that show's time travel expert, Daniel Faraday. Turns out it's an actual thing.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    How's that 9th grade physics class working, big jim?

    by Mugato5150

    I keed! I keed! A Faraday cage is what they need to line the walls, ceilings and floors in movie theaters with to jam mobile phone transmissions without needing an active jammer the size of which may or may not be legal.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    re: "How's that 9th grade physics class working, big jim?"

    by jim

    Very funny Did fine at the time; I guess that was part of the 25% I failed to learn (or possibly the 99% I've forgotten over the past 3 decades). I do still remember how to calculate distance using time and speed (and speed using time and distance, and time using distance and speed). And the cute girls who sat behind me. But that's pretty much it.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    New Merlin tonight.

    by Volllllume3

    That show has really been pulling punches since the writers decided they'd grow some balls.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Stephen Root was great on Fringe last nite.

    by Cheif Brody

    NewsRadio fans missed a fine performance if ya skipped this episode. <p> This episode mirrored last season's episode about the elderly woman living in an apartment with a wormhole in it, that allowed her to momentarily be with her beloved dead husband again...but caused dire ramifications to the surrounding units and buildings in the neighborhood. <p> In that one, Olivia was trying unsuccessfully to profess her love for Peter...but the case kept getting in the way. In this one...Peter was trying to let Olivia know that they use to knock boots before he got erased from the timeline...but this case got in the way, too. <p> Using the framing of the "haunted love story" case in both episodes to accent what is going on inside the heads/hearts of Peter & Olivia. <p> Or...the writers are running out of ideas and are now just repeating themselves. Your pick.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by severianx1

    One of the best episodes ever.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    House of Payne was awesome, yall!

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform


  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Hey mugato5150

    by Real Deal

    Ever try one on a time bubble ( Faraday cage )? LOL! Maybe something like one ( and yes I said " like one " ) would work but since we haven't created a time bubble we just don't know. That's how it gets by.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    @ freebeer Cass back as a human


    Cass back as a human would be a great idea. I would also like to see something happen where they have a chance to let Bobby forget all this monster stuff and just have a happy life. They need to realize that Cass's plan was something that could never happen, the big good and the big bad are still in charge.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Re : mugato5150 ( Grimm )

    by Real Deal

    So far one of the things I like about Grimm is the characters ( besides it's filmed 54 miles north of where I live ). I think the storyline and mythos needs to develope a bit more ( that takes more than 3 episodes ) and it'll be a really good show.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Jose Chung's From Outer Space

    by FuzzyLumpkins

    Is indeed perfect. I always refer flying saucer buffs to it, explaining that it will tell them all they ever need to know about them. Some people just can't handle the truth.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Re : jimmy_009

    by Real Deal

    Good question. They haven't said for sure but the way that it was explained is that they hide their appearance and a Grimm can see through that when they lose control. So I'd guess when they're tearing you apart maybe they reveal themselves. Maybe when they chase you also. I look forward to the rest of the mythology and maybe they'll address this at some point.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Re : the bicycle sharer

    by Real Deal

    Yes " Jose Jung " was my all time favorite episode of The Xfiles. I just showed it to my wife for the first time the other night and she loved it! Yeah! A really landmark episode.

  • Which is it? Are the Merlin's writer's pulling punches or did they grow some balls? One suggests they are holding back, while the other suggests they aren't.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    re: big jim

    by Volllllume3

    A: writers grow balls B: show pulls punches A => B

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    So Boss already got a second season, right?

    by DynamixRo

    Cause the ratings are looking really bad, which is a damn shame. But I guess Starz is counting on it to win some awards and give them AMC-type cred. What really surprises me about this show is how fast his condition is developing. Kinda too fast, to be completely honest, but it makes for some nice drama. Also, Connie Nielsen seems to be the only female cast member that hasn't gotten naked yet.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I hope CHUCK has a dignified last season

    by AsimovLives

    So long and thanks for the laughs... and Ivvone Strahovski's hotness.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    the ""War of the Coprophages" was also a fantastic episode. As far i can tell, it was the first X-Files episode to be fully comedic on purpose.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Die FRINGE die!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Will that show do a kindness and die already?

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Long time Supernatural fan...

    by Oldnewbie

    I agree with 80% of the negative here. Sure, the series peaked with Season Five and that was Kripke's plan. Five and then out. Season Six was a gamble, but it ultimately paid off. The ditched the "Evil Woman" arc mid way (good job) and focused on the war in heaven, Casses deal with Crowley, et al. Now this season I am not a fan of the Leviathans, but I still am of Sam and Dean. it's like watching a fav comedy team in action. Even if the stories are not a great, they still are. I thought last nights ep was weak, but it was a funny one... meant to be funny like so many episodes have been in the past (the girls teddy bear who becomes big and real and is a manic depressant?). So... like the latter years of the "X-Files" this season and the probable eighth will go down as the not so good seasons in comparison. So what? What else worthwhile is on (yes "American Horror Story" but that is running itself into a big black dark painted corner very quickly from what I can deduce)???

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Fringe - this ep reminds me that i LOVE this show.

    by sweeneydave

    Introducing characters in one episode and making me all emotional over them by the end of it. And I didn't realize how much I missed Peter Bishop til he popped back into the picture. Great show.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Grimm has been fun and all but

    by sweeneydave

    The main characters are quite dull. I love the world but I really couldn't car who's lives we are following right now.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    don't understand the fringe hate

    by rakesh patel

    Fringe It the best sci-fi show out there. This ep was another winner. That bullshit about anna torv being murdoch's relative or relative by marriage is true but c'mon a) he has bigger worries and B) she's proved herself as a capabale actress. enough already. Supernatural, a filler ep, not a particularly good one either, nice to see crowley back, but that was about it. it needs cas and it needs bobby. at the moment, they just seem kinda aimless. they're better then this. Chuck, i fast forwarded most of this, jeff seems to be sane now, and the ground wok has been set for the extracting of the intersect ( it's not as if this wasn't telegraphed last season!) but yeah, i think (hope!) that this season is its last. A gifted man - i still have no idea why i watch this. I thought the ghost ex wife in the pilot had promise. But now she's just kinda annoying. HE DIVORCED YOU! AND HE'S DOING ALL KINDS OF CRAZY SHIT FOR YOU! DIE ALREADY!! i watched it i guess for the actors from justified, entourage, dexter and Nurse Jackie. Now they've got Eriq La Salle from E.R and every time i see that dude all i just superimpose his jeri curls from coming to america. I'm pretty sure i'm done with this. I just to hear people say "Clinica Sanando" The surprise for me was Green Lantern it's like a animated cross between reboot and the incredible. Really well done, these bloody kids today don't know they've got it made.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    * spellcheck fail

    by rakesh patel


  • It's pure awesomesause. Shocking I know, with nary a lightsaber to be found.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Great fucking episode of Fringe last night. Always nice to see Jimmy James (the man so nice, they...named him twice).

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    About "Supernatural"

    by My Pretty Pony

    First of all, Dean didn't kill the demon in front of her son. He turned around after the deed was already done and the kid (also a demon) was standing in the doorway. He had every right to kill her. She was a demon and that's what they do, kill demons. Sam shouldn't have let her go. He barely even knew her. As for them 'letting the witches go', they had no choice. Those witches were way too powerful and the guy saved their lives twice. Finally, the reason Borax burned the Leviathan is because it's made of salt and it's not like that was all it took to destroy it. They have to burn the Leviathans, cut their heads off and keep the heads nowhere near the rest of the body just to incapacitate them. That doesn't even kill them. I don't know why so many people are complaining about Cas. I thought everyone was sick of the angels storyline, and he often went missing for several episodes. He wasn't around that much. I think that Bobby is way more important to the show. Besides, I still think he's coming back. I doubt Cas is really dead.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Next Week's Episode...**SPOILERS**

    by Cheif Brody

    Titled: "WALLFLOWER"...finds the Fringe team investigating a strange genetic disorder when a dead man's corpse is found slate white. Meanwhile, Olivia is plaugued by migraine headaches. <p> Hmmmm...sounds like a bit of a filler episode. no? I can't imagine it ends well...seeing how it's the last new episode til January. (We get RDJ in "Iron Man" the following Friday). <p> Prolly gonna end with Olivia collapsing in pain as the final migraine takes her true cliffhanger style. <p> Anyone see the Observer in last nite's episode? I deleted it from my DVR without looking for him.

  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    ^^^ FRING episode!! ^^^

    by Cheif Brody


  • Nov. 12, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    ^^^^ FRING?!!! I meant FRINGE!! ^^^^

    by Cheif Brody

    I'm drunk.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    I forgot about Boss rather good

    by rakesh patel

    It's quite heavy drama and requires my full attention, I don't quite understand the political structure in the US, so it goes over my head a little bit in that respect. Kelsey Grammer is really good. I mean really good. Always enjoyed his performances in cheers and Fraser, and he's synonymous with that character, taking some time out of the spotlight and then getting back in with a radically different character was a master stroke.

  • I'm looking at you, GREEN LANTERN.

  • Wether it's Superboy and The forever people taking on Desaad's Intergang or the theraputic inbetween scenes with the lil' league it was well written. Glad to see DCAU is still doing cameos of Jack's (Kirby) characters and concepts as I'm certain that Darksied shall make his debut very soon. Great ep. Now, when will the second season of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" make it's return?!?

  • Wether it's Superboy and The forever people taking on Desaad's Intergang or the theraputic inbetween scenes with the lil' league it was well written. Glad to see DCAU is still doing cameos of Jack's (Kirby) characters and concepts as I'm certain that Darksied shall make his debut very soon. Great ep. Now, when will the second season of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" make it's return?!?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Don ( asimovlives in His Own universe ) Quixote

    by Real Deal

    Ah! the endless quest to take down JJ! Yawn! Your name sake would be rolling his eyes at you.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Re : the bicycle sharer Opps!

    by Real Deal

    I meant " Chung " sorry.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Re: the Millenium Jose Chung ep

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Was kind of a letdown for me. I guess it's just because it didn't really have that multi-leveled layering that the original had on X-Files. I mean, you've got the repetition, the external vision of Mulder's character (as he might be seen by others), the varying stories (or versions of stories), the "did-it-happen-or-didn't-it" that fit so well with the Mulder-Scully dynamic and then the poignancy of that ending and Chung's final words. Perfect episode, but only in a context -- it wouldn't work as a standalone; you had to set up that series first. Plus, you know, what happened in the Millenium ep was a downer. I kind of ignore it because of that. And, little known FACT, since Real Deal brought it up ... Jose Jung is actually the coffee-skinned son that Carl talked very little about. And Jose Jung did most of his psychology work in the area of apocalyptic dreams, especially those dealing with the year 2012. Which brings us right back to Millenium after all. Speaking of Millenium, I never quite did understand the X-Files explanation for Frank Black after the series finale of Millenium. Didn't that show end with the actual end of the world being broadcast on TV or the radio?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Next week's "Young Justice"

    by Peter David

    Is written by yours truly. So be sure to tune in. Episode details are listed on IMDB. PAD

  • All things considered, Fridays this season kick ASS compared to the last few years of dreadful nothingness. Any Boss fans notice the coincidence of the episode where they planted the damaging campaign videos and the Cain harassment allegations? Creepy. I don't even like Grimm all that much, but it is one of the only new shows this season I'm still watching on network tv.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    loved Nikita season 1 and...

    by Raymond

    Still am liking season 2. Very interesting changes to season 1. Wonder how it will all unfold. Nice to see the old Madeline (Alberta Watson) in the new series. Good to see the continuity is. Hope it is gonna get renewed for season 3.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 6:29 a.m. CST

    I will watch next weeks Young Justice..

    by steverogers5

    The one thing that's stopping me from loving Young Justice, is that it really isn't the team from the comics at all. Normally, a different team wouldn't be such an issue but this show seems to kind of want to have it's cake and eat it, so to speak. As Wally West's Kid Flash is not Impulse, and Dick Grayson's Robin is certainly not Tim Drake. But oftimes they're being written almost as if they were. And seeing them alongside modern day Superboy (well up until DC's insane new reboot) kind of rubs me the wrong way a little bit. It's like the creators of the show are really trying to do teen titans, but didn't want to call it that for fear of it being mistaken for that earlier show. But it's a very weird feeling watching it, realising that in this universe there's no such team as the teen titans, officially. But Young Justice might as well be them. Means the show comes off as feeling much less like the 'real' DC universe than most previous shows set there did. Having said all that, I'm glad that PAD's getting to write some episodes. Outside of his big Hulk run, That was my favourite of his works. So it'll be interesting to see what he does with it. (Just wish he wasn't going to be limited by the above changes to it all..)

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    dogsoup and PAD

    by rkhalloran

    Thundercats airs on Cartoon Network as part of their "Friday Night Heroes" block, typically in the 8:30 - 9 PM slot. Looking forward to PAD's Young Justice this week.