Hello To All!!....Eagerly awaiting to talk about Season2 of FRINGE! Trying to keep my Internet adventures to a minimum, so don't really wanna have to go to Fox/FaceBk to do so. Anyone....Anyone...?
Also, FYI Season 1 of FRINGE just released on DVD
When last we saw Olivia (and Fringe), she was being hustled into an alternate universe where the Twin Towers survive and William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) resides. In the season premiere, she returns in grand and surprising fashion and not alone, either, which is bad news for her co-workers and a few other our-universe residents.
Like all good season openers, Thursday's outing of this steadily improving Fox fantasy resets the show for newcomers while setting the show off in a slightly new direction. While shifts are clearly coming in the supporting cast, Fringe is now firmly centered on the ever-better bonded trio of Olivia (Anna Torv), Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Walter (John Noble), and is off of Olivia's obsession with her lost, dead lover.
And while the back story is still complicated (a battle to keep one universe from taking over the other), it's no longer obscure. We don't know all the details, but by the end of this first-rate return, you'll have a better grasp of the big picture.
Of course, the episode does more than just advance the plot; it also advances our knowledge of and affection for the characters. Olivia is allowed to be a bit more vulnerable and emotional, and even gets to make a joke. Peter gets to showcase his evolution into a more conventional hero, without losing his snarkier edge. And Walter gets to alternate between serving as our guide to the outer fringe of science and as the show's unbalanced comic relief.
Yet the wonderful thing about Walter and Noble's performance is that there's always a tragic tinge to the comic relief he provides (which Thursday centers on his obsession with Peter's birthday pudding). He's a man trying to get his life and sanity back while reconnecting with a son he apparently rescued from that alternate universe.
Not every shift works; a newly added agent seems just as expendable as poor, underused Charlie (Kirk Acevedo). But there's a great final twist that more than compensates, and it solidifies the overall impression that a series that was once too far on the conspiracy fringe has settled into an enjoyable weekly sci-fi adventure.
Thank you for the post opening up the Fringe discussion....
The Bald man is still freaky, and whatever happened to the John Scott storyline? and I think something is goinmg on with cop partner......Is the company Massive Dynamic here and in Eureka as well or I am mixed up? .
...Do you think John Scott's body is still @ Massive Dynamics? Think Olivia kinda 'said goodbye' to him/sharing memories last time she was in the tank?
After tonight's episode, I'm a bit perplexed...the Bald-Guy [extremely creepy + reminds me of "Powder"] I thought from Season1 was a friendly agent, considering his ?allegiance? w/ Walter...but now who knows! I thought the the suitcase was going to be passed to Shapeshifter-'Charlie'...not the Bald-Guy!! Guess this is why FRINGE is presently my fave show
I'm in love with the graphics!
I like this program but I wish it was on a little earlier.
While I'm wishing, I'd like to see more of that other world. The little snippits we have seen of it don't say much. It seems like a closet where bad guys are hiding, only to come out when they have some grandiose trick to show off.
I like all the characters. But a couple could stand a little more development.
THE GRAPHICS ARE BEING COPIED ON OTHER SHOW THAT I HAVE SEEN. I THINK THE NEXT SEASON IS GOING TO SHOW US MORE OF THE OTHER WORLD. DR BISHOP HAS HIS HAND IN THE PAST, IN ALL THE ADVNTURES THAT ARE HAPPENING. AND WHERE IS JOHN SCOTT? HOPE TO SEE HIM IN THE COMING SEASON, THAT WOULD GIVE OLIVIA A JOLT. SHE SEEMS A LITTLE OFF KILTER ALL LAST SEASON, OR MAYBE SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO.