Looking for a modern-day Mulder-Scully dynamic? Try 'Fringe.'
We've been fans of J.J. Abrams since Felicity. Since then, he's written and produced Alias, Lost, and now, Fringe. While the last three have been or currently are dramas, they've all had a hint of romance. And good ones, at that. This time around, J.J. doesn't disappoint.
Presenting: Our Argument in Favor of Fringe. If you haven't checked it out, do so, even if you're not a sci-fi fan. The characters and relationship between main character Agent Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop are enough to sustain an apathetic science-fiction fan.
While Dunham is played by the lesser known Anna Torv, Peter Bishop is played by Joshua Jackson (All hail J.J. Abrams for bringing Pacey back!). Fortunately, Jackson's just as irresistible as he was back in his Dawson's Creek days. And aside from serving as the ultimate female role model (intelligent, independent, strong), Olivia's unconventionally sexy. Joshua Jackson And Diane Kruger Moving In Together
We love their modern-day Mulder-Scully chemistry. Really, there's nothing like the unrequited union of smart charm and brainy beauty. Despite being virtual strangers outside the office, the trust and details they share make them the most intimate of work partners. While they never outwardly flirt, there's clearly a spark. (Although a little flirting on the job never hurts.) The Rules On Relationships At Work
Awesome-character footnote: And can we just say how unbelievably addictive Walter is? Peter's kooky, clinically imbalanced, brilliant mad-scientist father adds just the right amount of levity to a sometimes thick scientific plot. We heart him a thousand times over.
What J.J. Abrams does so well in each of his series is create deep, meaningful, touching relationships, each with a tragic star-crossed feel. He never, ever just gives you what you want (the quick hook-up). Instead, he develops the bond, adds twist and turns, and in the end, delivers a love story just as engaging as the main plots of his action/drama/sci-fi offerings. We can't help but hope every week that Olivia and Peter get together. But for the sake of a good story, we know Abrams will keep them apart. At least for now.
Tyreese is always willing to pitch in and help his friends, and unlike pain the ass Carl Grimes or basic bitch Beth Greene, he does a lot more than eat pudding or sit around singing "Kumbaya" like there isn't a zombie apocalypse happening.
You know how most millennial men supposedly can't change a tire or a lightbulb or fix a leaky faucet and other simple tasks around the house? Tyreese can do all of those things, then bash a walker's brains it with the same tool. It's almost like he was born in a Home Depot parking lot or something, but minus the potential complications and defects that are associated with giving birth in a wheelbarrow.
You know the lame stereotype that men never ask for directions? Tyreese never asks for directions because he is a master navigator and can even find his way around an unmarked forest. You'll never be late to your sister's wedding or niece's graduation if you have him at the helm.