Reviews: Fringe

100 Episodes of Sheer Awesomeness

Even with Lost still in full swing by the fall of 2008, JJ Abrams was not slacking off on his work, as was evidenced by the creation of this crazed, insane, barely-comprehensible, murderously funny, gruesome miscreation of wonders.

Four and a half years later, the show is over, and Fox now has a void which they must desperately fill. (I'd hoped The Following would have been up to the task. Unfortunately, it's really not the case.)

To anyone who still hasn't tried this show out yet, I advise you to please do so immediately. If you don't like it, please let me know - but at least try to get through all of Seasons 1-2 first. Once you start imitating Walter Bishop in order to piss off your family members, I think it's safe to say you're wonderfully addicted and probably in desperate need of such things as Violet Sedan Chair records, homemade strawberry milkshakes in the autopsy lab (with ingredients fetched by Aspidistra!), modern cars with seats that warm your ass, and the compulsion to yell, "PUNCH BUGGY!!!! Blue..."

Anything else? Yes? Sorry, but I can't tell you the rest. There are simply too many spoilers. You've been warned.

One of the few series I enjoy watching now.

With all the clutter and crap on the airwaves, I was surprised to find Fringe. Sure, it's very confusing since it was made by J.J. Abrams, but it's still my favourite T.V. show.

All of the information about the series is on the page on this site, so I don't have to ramble on about it. It's the successor to X-Files for many people, but I didn't like that show as much as Fringe. This is exactly what I love: Crazy, unrealistic Sci-Fi, great gore effects, likable characters (especially Walter) and intricate plots you can't make sense of unless you watch the whole thing.

I recommend buying the DVD Box Sets so you can catch up, what with Season 4 coming up. The fact it survived the Friday Night Death Slot is a testament to how good this show is.