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Dear Thursday: On the Fringe of Subconscious

fringe-fox-tvSo on Monday night, I had the weirdest dream: Some kind of being came to me and showed me what my life would have been like if I had gone to New York instead of grad school and then LA and what my life would have been like if I had taken the full scholarship I was offered to attend J-school at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The details were hazy, but I met an artist in New York and we moved to New Mexico where we were living a humble but happy enough life with no kids and no pressure. And in the J-school timeline, I was working in London, having worked my way up from a writer to the executive producer. There was a BF in the periphial somewhere, but it was serious or passionate. I was extremely busy, but my work was very glamorous and I was fashion-industry thin with a wardrobe to match.

The being asked me which life I would prefer, and I said, “Where’s Betty? Where’s my husband? Of course I want them.”

Then I woke up. Spooky, right? And totally true.

But what if I told you that the last thing I watched before going to bed was the season premiere of Fringe which tipped off what will probably be a season wide focus on an alternate reality?

Aha! And the strange thing, is this isn’t even the first time Fringe has inspired a weird dream. It’s happened a few times before. In fact, I think Fringe might be my #1 weird-dream-inducing show.

But how about you? Are there certain shows on TV that often worm their way into your dreams after you see them? Sound off in the comments.