Tom Recommends: Fringe

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The entertainment industry has often used blatant rip-offs to make money.  Everybody knows this.  One successful movie, TV show, indie singer, etc, will lead to a slew of copycats that are often lesser versions of the original.

However, sometimes that look can be deceiving.  Though originally appearing to be something of an X-Files rip-off, the sci-fi drama Fringe soon evolved into something just as good, and in many ways better, than the prior show that it turned out it had little in common with beyond some superficial similarities.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: The Americans

This looks patriotic!
This looks patriotic!

There’s a lot of TV shows out there, and not all of it is of the geek variety.  So, in the first of an occasional series, I hereby present one such show with more to follow.

First up, the FX spy drama The Americans.

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