Sep 11 2008

Fringe Review

Published by at 3:16 am under Science Fiction,TV Review

The consensus seems to be that Fringe is a less-inspired version of X-Files. What bothered me was the torture sequence.  Allowing torture as a plot device robs interrogation sequences of any semblance of wit and intelligence.  I’d much rather see a foxy cop trick a criminal into confessing than beat it out of him.  (Also, torture is typically a disappointing way to make the hero morally conflicted). But enough about torture.  I’d like to quote one review of Fringe

“Hi, Vague Agent I don’t know from Adam. I’m Nina Sharp, Executive High Muckity-Muck. I’m just going to assume you’re in on the conspiracy.  Oh, by the way, have you seen my absurdly high-tech prosthetic arm? Sorry if this is going too fast, but we only have an hour and a half to out-WTF Lost and The X-Files at the same time. Do try to keep up.”

Some of the mad science was pretty cool, but other aspects were patently ridiculous and goofy (talking to the dead, LSD-communing, etc.)

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2 Responses to “Fringe Review”

  1. timon 12 Sep 2008 at 7:25 pm

    There was LSD-communing in Fringe?? What the heck, did they just jump the shark…on the first episode??

  2. Carloson 31 Jan 2015 at 11:59 am

    watched the whole series. Actually pretty good.

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