Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Abrams: "Fringe" talent?

I am a fan of J.J. Abrams.

I acknowledge his very frequent use of story tropes

I know that he doesn't always stray very far from his comfort zone.

You might say that he has a very definite shtick.

You could accuse him of constantly relying on his established cadre of actors.

You might wonder why he consistently turns to this stable of performers.

I propose that they already understand the Abrams tricks of the trade.

Why try to teach a new troop your bag of tricks?

Especially when everyone understands what is within their wheelhouse?

(Enjoy an Abramsesque experience on Tuesday nights @ 9 pm with FOX's Fringe. And don't forget to clear your calendar for the return of LOST on ABC in January 2009.)

h/t to this week's printed edition of Entertainment Weekly for the graphic. Read the text here.

1 comment:

David said...

If anyone pays attention to this sort of David Tosses Off Random TV Stuff posts, then you might be interested in this post--of which there will be several--comparing LOST and Fringe.

So, if you like this sort of thing, let me know and I'll try to keep you informed.