#1 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

I'm thinking that the blueniverse is going to go down in flames. I wouldn't put anything past the Fringe writers at this point, no matter how crazy. I could easily see them killing off several of the main characters for the season finale. It makes sense when you consider how much they've been trying to make the characters in the red universe more and more likable.

#2 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

I stopped around season one or two. Shortly after that one dude dies. I just didn't like where the story was going, and I hate parallel time line stories.

#3 Edited by FreakAche (2953 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:

" I stopped around season one or two. Shortly after that one dude dies. I just didn't like where the story was going, and I hate parallel time line stories. "

Interesting. I know most people, myself included, hold the opposite opinion: that the show got considerably better as it introduced the parallel universe and started to establish it's own mythology, rather than just staying in it's original "X-Files clone" territory. I'm curious about your opinion now. Which aspects of season one did you prefer over what they're doing with the show now?
#4 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -
@FreakAche: The show never really took off for me to be honest. The first few episodes did make it feel as if it was going to be an X-Files clone, but set in a world where crazy science stuff was possible, and that's what I wanted from the show. When it became learning about how their time line fit in with the alternate universe and the old guy slowly remembering things he did from his past life I just kind of lost interest because I wanted that monster of the week style show. I grew up watching stuff like X-files, The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and I was hoping that this would be a new one of those.

Even though the first few episodes kind of set it up to be something like that, I kept watching it for a handful of episodes after that just to give it a chance, but I never found myself caring for any of the characters. I found the old guys character interesting, but they kind of kept re-using him in the same way over and over again and it got old for me. His son started to grow on me some over time, but when they revealed the secret about him I just lost all interest in the character. No idea why, but I have always dislike characters with ties to alternate realities like that.


For me, the final straw with the show was when it started being all about those Bald guys, and how that company was tied with the alternate universe stuff. I just didn't find any of that interesting, and I think it was because I didn't care about any of the characters so I never really felt like learning about them was entertaining.

All of that said, I have been wanting to go back and give it a try again to see where it has all gone, but I just couldn't be bothered to do it yet. I simply keep finding other stuff to watch/play. I will probably wait until the series is over and just marathon watch it over some week or two.
#5 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

One of my favorite shows. And yeah, I wouldn't be surprised. I feel like it won't be a simple as just one universe stop existing. Something else is gonna happen.

#6 Posted by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

This is my favorite show on TV right now. Season 3 has been dramatically better than the first two. I agree that people will most likely die. I could see either Peter or Olivia getting the axe, but it will most likely be Peter because there's a lot to Olivia (cortexiphan related, mostly) that needs to be told, but that guy from the blimp in the episode, "LSD," is supposedly going to kill her.

#7 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Every single week, never missed an episode!
It's a great show-- season one was actually the worst, as you could tell the series were still feeling the terrain and were not too focused on the main storyline yet :)

#8 Posted by Zidd (1846 posts) -
#9 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" The first few episodes did make it feel as if it was going to be an X-Files clone, but set in a world where crazy science stuff was possible, and that's what I wanted from the show. 
"
That's how my husband feels about the show too.  My daughter has become my Fringe buddy at home.

Anyway, this season has been incredibly exciting.  I also like that they have been humanizing the cast from Over There.  Two episodes left.  AAHHHH.
Watching Agent Broyles all tweaked out in the episode "LSD" was a trip.

#10 Posted by mjk1 (205 posts) -
Fringe has been renewed for another season so I don't think we will see an universe ending season finale. The whole Observer and First People story is still pretty vague so maybe that's the main plot for next season if we do have a apocalyptic type season finale. 
#11 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

I stopped about half way through season one, after the time travel thing.

#12 Posted by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

I watch it. Its been going in a direction I've not really liked this season but I'll going to see it though and hope for the best.

#13 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -
@Belonpopo said:
" I stopped about half way through season one, after the time travel thing. "
Wait, refresh my memory. When did they do time travel in the first season? I know there was definitely some time travel in season 2.
#14 Posted by cheebaking (123 posts) -

For me its one of those shows I check up on every once and a while. After my 55 year old father told me last week that he downloaded fringe and saw bubbles from the wire in it, its certainly made me think I should check it up again. It also surprised me that my fathers discovered downloading torrents and the wire all on his own.
They grow up so fast.

#15 Posted by Law313 (110 posts) -
Ive watched all the eps until season 3(which is why I refrained from reading comments) And yea, the show is easily the best network TV show. The mood, music, drama, cool(and in Walters case, lovable) characters.
#16 Posted by HydraHam (1338 posts) -

I was really into it but got bored through out this season i will probably wait till it's out on blu-ray and watch it over a weekend, i heard about some animated episode they did which is pretty ballsy and badass.

#17 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -
@Styl3s: Yep! The animated episode was great!
#18 Posted by Eaxis (925 posts) -

I love Fringe. I also watch Supernatural.
#19 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Peter is back! Huzzah!

#20 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

Love the show. It is the only good sci-fi show that is on but that is not saying alot. It constantly goes between monster of the week to series arch storyline all the time, which is annoying. Just skip over the monster of the week or at least make it the B story to the A 'where is peter' storyline

This recent episode was really great. Loved it.

#21 Posted by hesse555 (1 posts) -

FRINGE had one thing x files and the rest didn't. Walter, family, and HEART!! I am now on my third viewing of all the seasons, and am still finding things. A truly remarkable series.