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June 18, 2008

Review: The Middleman 1x1

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The Middleman

In the US: Mondays, 8/7c, ABC Family

Danger, Will Robinson! The engines canna take it, Captain. There are simply too many pop culture references, Mrs Peel, and unless you fetch Skippy right now, Commissioner Gordon is going to be in serious trouble.

Welcome to The Middleman, a show that pelts you with a 1,001 ironic references per second without ever really knowing why or what it's even satirising. It's still funny, though.

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June 18, 2008

Season finale: Battlestar Galactica

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Battlestar Galactica finale

Once again, Sky has been keeping up with the US nicely, so everyone with a Sky box should have seen this by now. So we can just babble on spoilerifically after the jump, if you'd so like.

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June 17, 2008

Preview: Fringe

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The cast of Fox's Fringe 

In the US: Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox. Starts 9th Sept
In the UK: Not yet acquired, because the UK ain't buying not nothing right now

There are things in the world that can't be explained, like the popularity of jazz or mysterious phenomena such as UFOs. Then there are other things that are far more easily explained, such as 'déjà vu' – the feeling that you've seen something before. That's usually because you have. In the case of Fringe, it's because you probably saw an episode of The X-Files once and buried it in the back of your mind.

Fringe, despite the initial presence of government agents investigating weird and spooky things, is fortunately more than just a simple retread of past Fox successes. It's a disturbing glimpse into a parallel world in which weird fringe science of the 70s actually turned up results, results that are affecting – and sometimes destroying – life as we know it in the present.

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