Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fringe: Back to Where You've Never Been

It is no secret that I am a J.J. Abrams fan.  Fringe fits into all the things I like about a show, a little mystery, intriguing and endearing characters, and a love story.  I totally didn't expect to find out by writing this blog that most of the shows I watch involve two people who can't be together, won't be together, and their quest for love. Peter and Olivia fit the bill to a T. 

I also like the show because it is similar to the X-Files.  (I am going to admit it now, that I remember the first X-Files episode I watched in the fifth grade.  It was Darkness Falls, and I am still freaked out about ancient killer bugs released by logging.)

So this season will probably by Fringe's last, which is sad.  I wish it would get at least one more, five seasons is a good round number.  But the story is so complex now, there's no way it's going to gain new viewers who don't have time to watch all previous seasons.  The writing is superb though.  I am still watching and with all the other shows I need to watch that says a lot.

The end of Fringe this week was prolific.  In order for the universe to survive Olivia must die.  Would you rather the show end in tragedy or a happy ending?  As an English teacher lectured once, do you ever remember the happy ending?  Alas, I want Peter and Olivia to be together, no tragedy.

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