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Old 11-19-2012, 01:43 AM   #476
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Agreed. Season 4 was horrible and completely out of touch with what made the show awesome before.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #477
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My personal main issue with Season 4 is that it had some individual, stand-alone episodes that were good, but the main arc was uninteresting and it ended in a VERY anti-climatic fashion.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #478
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I'm liking this season so far but I agree last season wasn't great
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #479
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The series started out great but as the seasons went on it became clear they didn't have much planned out. So when they needed new ideas, they pretended it was all connected and planned, oblivious to the plot holes and general chaos in retrospect. It's like Lost. You'd think the same people were involved with both shows.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #480
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The Science Channel is airing reruns of Fringe. I watched the first two episodes. So far... I like it. So, MovieBuff801, watch out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:02 AM   #481
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #482
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TheWB.com has the first 10 episodes. I just finished watching episode 3. I think the fat dude from Revolution is in the episode. It's hard to tell without the beard.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #483
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The Science Channel is airing reruns of Fringe. I watched the first two episodes. So far... I like it. So, MovieBuff801, watch out.
If you're planning on catching up that way, then you have to find Season 1 somewhere else, cause Science Channel starts Season 2 this week.
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Yeah, I noticed that. Those bastards did a season 1 marathon on Friday and that gives them an excuse to skip to season 2. But whatever, as I said, the first 10 episodes are on WB's website. At the rate Science Channel is going, they might be back on season 1 by the time I'm done with those.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #485
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Well, I certainly wasn't expecting them to end the Observer Peter storyline so soon. On that note, though, I'll say that this season is keeping me on my toes.
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These past two episodes were great. And it looks like the final three are going to be HUGE.
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Are we all still watching? There are 2 episodes left of the entire series.

As much as I've felt these last 2 seasons have suffered an overall dip in quality in comparison to the first 3, I'm still going to miss this world and these characters.

In terms of the current plot, Michael touching Walter and showing him all his memories from the deleted timeline felt a little forced. That being said, the moment between Peter and he on the street where they discussed just that and embraced was wonderful.

Regarding Walter's sacrifice, I've a sneaking suspicion that September will be the one to go in his stead. But that may just be the part of me talking that doesn't want to say goodbye to Dr. Bishop.

Resetting the past by going into to the future? So the Observers would never exist? September would never save Walter and Peter? My brain hurts thinking about what will be achieved if they succeed. I hope to God it doesn't just end up with Peter, Olivia and young Etta in a loving embrace with knowing looks on their faces.


The reappearance of September has also pissed me off because now I feel like I need to go through the first 4 seasons to see if everything makes sense where he's involved.

Whatever happens, it's been a great ride.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #488
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2-hour series finale is tonight. Very excited, but at the same time, a little sad. I, too, am not quite ready to say goodbye to these characters and this world.
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2-hour series finale is tonight. Very excited, but at the same time, a little sad. I, too, am not quite ready to say goodbye to these characters and this world.
Tell me about it! If last season was the very last season I probably wouldn't care as much but I've really enjoyed this season and will be sad to see it end! Hopefully it has a good ending and not a Lost type ending!
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I'm satisfied.

Peter and Walter's goodbye scene in the final episode had me close to tears, and I love how they brought back a few of the past Fringe events during the storming of the Observer base. Also, I loved how it all came full-circle. Everything Fringe-related started with Walter crossing through a portal with a little boy, and it ended with him crossing through another portal with another little boy. Only this time, it was to fix the damage he'd caused. Awesome.

I'll miss ya, Fringe. It was a fun 5 years.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #491
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It was a fairly safe series finale, with some good moments. It was a decent close for this season. Time being reset was in now way a surprise, but still was done well.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #492
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Emotionally it ticked all the right boxes, and I was pleased that everybody got their moment to shine, but the resetting of time makes ZERO sense.

If Walter and Michael were successful and the Observers never came back then September would never have shown up at Walternate's lab and prevented him from discovering the cure, meaning that "our" Walter wouldn't have traveled to the other side and saved Peter.

I mean, it's not Lost levels of suck (that finale had some great emotional beats too) but it wasn't a million miles away.
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Not only does it make no sense, it's poor way to end a series. Somehow they managed to make the same mistake they made in Season 4 by disassociating us with the characters by making them different people. I couldn't care about characters that were alternate versions of people once Peter started jumping around, and I don't care about their plight and all the suffereing they've gone through in this season to have to end with a wipe like nothing ****ing happened.

Why do shows insist on having the "clean slate" idea for a series finale, it's bull****. A series is a jounrey. It should start somewhere and end somewhere. Don't they see this is just a rearranging of the oldest cliche in the book: it was all just a dream?
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #494
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If Walter and Michael were successful and the Observers never came back then September would never have shown up at Walternate's lab and prevented him from discovering the cure, meaning that "our" Walter wouldn't have traveled to the other side and saved Peter.
Interesting. That didn't occur to me.

Anyway, I still liked it.
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I liked the finale it pretty much ended how I hoped
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Decided, since my Saturday was off, and rather slow, to get into this show. I will post a review on every episode as I go through it (short reviews, nothing long) and then a season review. I have NOT read through any comments, nor read through what anybody has said. This is going into a complete unknown show, so hopefully I will like it.

I have watched the first TWO episodes. It's too late to write reviews, but I will when I wake up. Safe to say, I really enjoy this show. I love the eerie, supernatural, noire feeling every episode has. I am already hooked.
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Decided, since my Saturday was off, and rather slow, to get into this show. I will post a review on every episode as I go through it (short reviews, nothing long) and then a season review. I have NOT read through any comments, nor read through what anybody has said. This is going into a complete unknown show, so hopefully I will like it.

I have watched the first TWO episodes. It's too late to write reviews, but I will when I wake up. Safe to say, I really enjoy this show. I love the eerie, supernatural, noire feeling every episode has. I am already hooked.
Interesting. Looking forward to it.
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Decided, since my Saturday was off, and rather slow, to get into this show. I will post a review on every episode as I go through it (short reviews, nothing long) and then a season review. I have NOT read through any comments, nor read through what anybody has said. This is going into a complete unknown show, so hopefully I will like it.

I have watched the first TWO episodes. It's too late to write reviews, but I will when I wake up. Safe to say, I really enjoy this show. I love the eerie, supernatural, noire feeling every episode has. I am already hooked.
Awesome. Can't wait!
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Here we go. I will include spoilers since the show is over, this thread has low population, and because I am guessing most people who go in here have already seen the end of the show. So....without further notice.




1.01 Pilot

Usually, 98% of any show I have ever seen start off awkward, at least in the pilot. Things are noticeably undeveloped, characters feel sort of awkward, and the story is usually one of the weaker parts. Fringe, is different than the rest, because for me, I was thoroughly entertained, intrigued and already beginning to develop a relationship with this show. This episode felt like a TV movie in regards to production values, and story-arc. Walter Bishop is priming to be one of the more interesting characters on television, and I really like seeing a female lead. The show has a solid balance that I am ready to get behind.


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1.02 The Same Old Story

Season One will be full of these filler episodes, but even still this episode provided me some entertainment while giving me lots of questions. Fringe feels so much like Lost, at least in the way the narrative is put out. Massive Dynamic has this eerie, futuristic vibe that has not fooled me (meaning, I can already tell, hey, bad guys). The Bishop's-Dunham dynamic is pretty awesome, and is developing as well as I'd hope.


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1.03 The Ghost Network

The supernatural elements of this show really help build an X-Files feel, but even this episode felt too 'filling' to me. I love that JJ and Co do their best to provide answers, as well as stringing you along with questions. I'm beginning to really enjoy some of the supporting characters, especially Broyles, who while creepy, I feel like could be either a good guy, or someone with his own intentions (I guess almost like John). Regardless, I was not the most 'impressed' with this episode, but even still, this season has been pretty good so far.



1.04 The Arrival

Well, while the last episode might have been my least favorite episode so far in this 'early' season, The Arrival might be just my favorite. The Observers are so damn awesome in terms of creepiness, intrigue and generally developing my interest. Not many questions were really answered this episode, but more so asked. Who are the Observers? Can they REALLY read minds? If they can read minds, why did Peter tackle him!? Who is this guy that completely destroyed the FBI? WHY DOES HE HAVE THIS FUTURISTIC PULSE PISTOL!? I was slightly annoyed with Olivia's inability to at least consider Peter's encounter with The Observer, so much so that I literally yelled. I enjoyed the heart to heart conversation between the Bishops, even if it was a bit longer, at least it brought more into the whole Observer debacle. I'm not necessarily crazy about the John thing, as the show seems to be leaning on the 'good, bad, dead or alive' thing. Regardless, my favorite episode of the season.


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Excellent. Yeah, the Pilot is great and one of my Top 20 Episodes of the series. You are so right in that it feels like a mini-movie.

The Observers remain one of the most fascinating aspects of the series throughout, so you're in for a treat there. And they DO give an answer eventually to what they are exactly. They don't leave it up in the air.

And if I remember correctly, the whole John issue is done and dealt with by the end of the season.

Also, not to overshadow you or anything, but in case anybody else is interested, here's my list of my Top 20 Episodes of Fringe:

http://pgcooper1939.wordpress.com/20...des-of-fringe/
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