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04 December 2010 @ 12:13 pm
Fringe Love  
In science fiction there have been many books about alternate universes. It's reached the general public to the extent that many of us joke about things like "In an alternate universe, Gore was president." The Fox tv show Fringe dares to fully imagine that other universe, meeting our "twins," and what might happen as a result of our interaction. There are some truly great performances, including John Noble from Lord of the Rings (Denethor) playing Walter Bishop in both universes, a complex man in any universe.

Fringe's ratings have suffered opposite Grey's. It's moving to Fridays at 9 on January 28. If you're looking for great science fiction and something to watch during the December dead zone of re-runs and specials, consider checking this out on Netflix. Every season has grown richer as we come to the core conflicts of the story, with great stand-alone episodes too.
 
 
 
Warrior of Worrywarriorofworry on December 4th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
I may have to do that. I watched the first half of the first season, and something that I found too shark-jumpy happened, or it just didn't keep my interest.
Right now I'm doing a "Witchblade" rewatch.
Tapatitapati on December 6th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
There were parts of the first season that I wasn't as into (though some things made more sense later on). What kept me hooked was the relationship between Peter and Walter and the brilliant acting of John Noble. Snapping around between autocratic, arrogant scientist, childlike eater of sweets, inappropriate mental patient and estranged father longing for a good relationship with his son, Noble makes it all believable.

LOVED Witchblade, season one slightly more but loved them both.
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Tapatitapati on December 6th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
It is often a bit x-files like when it does stand-alone episodes but it also has a thread running through about the relationship between Peter Bishop and his father, Walter, who spent 17 years in a mental institution and is at the heart of the larger story, that I've found spellbinding and deeply moving.