"Fringe" stands for Fringe Science, which includes everything from mental telepathy to reanimation, so much of your enjoyment will depend on how much you still miss the "The X-Files.? While "The X-Files" told us the truth is out there, "Fringe" posits the equally vague notion that "Everything is part of a pattern." So, if you're the type of person who needs every little thing, or indeed any little thing, to make sense in a pilot, then you should probably watch "Fringe" in solitude, preferably with the door closed, so the rest of us can enjoy it for what it is -- an uneven but promising jumble of horror, thriller and comedy that is not afraid to reference SpongeBob and "Altered States" in practically the same scene.
My favorite part of Fringe is playing 'Where in Long Island City are we?' This past week, running around the cement facotry off Skillman between Hunter's Point Ave and Queen's BLVD. Did you see the yellow and red cement trucks?