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TV.com Throwdown, the Results Show: Which J.J. Abrams Show is Better, Lost or Fringe?

      Email Post       1/26/2012 08:48:00 PM      


TV.com Throwdown, the Results Show: Which J.J. Abrams Show is Better, Lost or Fringe?
By Tim Surette
Remind me never to ever make Lost or Fringe the subject of Throwdown again. You guys commented in record numbers for the feature, amassing more than 600 responses. And for the most part, the discussion was remarkably civil and only devolved into fanboy name-calling toward the end. But I don't see that as hostility, I see that as a sign of passion (and maybe a little bit of "daddy didn't love you enough").

It was great to see all the love for Fringe and Lost. The majority of you really liked both shows, and I got a kick out of all the "Don't make me choose!" responses. But think of it as practice for the next time you're in a concentration camp and the German guard says you can only take one of your children (Sophie's Choice, anyone?). Also, a lot of you with Fringe user icons chose Lost, and vice versa. To me, that's a testament to how good both shows are.

But in the end, the winner was... Fringe, by a vote of 219 to 143. There were lots of disclaimers because Fringe hasn't ended, and some people were turned off by Lost's finale. Fringe supporters cited its sci-fi roots, question-answering, and more time spent with a smaller cast. Those who favored Lost noted its ability to change the way we watch television, its spirituality, its social impact, and its abundance of stellar episodes. As for my stance, I'm going to side with the 17 folks who copped out and said "both." Yeah, yeah, I'm a wuss. I know. But when I look at the pros and cons of both shows, I see them as even. I'm a million-percent invested in Fringe and love the way it makes me think, but I'll never forget how I felt about Lost and how it changed me as a television viewer.

Let's take a look at the results in pie-graph form, because that's what Mr. Eko would have wanted us to do.
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Which J.J. Abrams Show is Better, Lost or Fringe?

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Fringe 219 Lost 143 Both 17 Alias 7 Alcatraz 1 Felicity 1

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4 Comments:

Matthew M said...

Not really a surprise. In a throwdown between Kate and Olivia however, Kate wins hands down!

tester said...

fringe, nuff said.

Dana said...

@Matthew M
Ummm, not in a million years! Olivia would win, HANDS DOWN! :)

Gran said...

Fringe, for sure.

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