Man, I really do love this show. Despite the fact the Walter is totally batshit crazy, and his son is majorly messed up, but really sweet. And Olivia? Don’t get me started on how that woman’s brain must work.
Or not work.
What’s to love?
I think it’s the cow in the lab. Which they milk regularly.
It might be the zeppelin in the episode on April 15th.
Is it how totally despicable Walternate is? Maybe…
I wish I could explain. After they left the ‘real’ Olivia in the alternate universe, I had a hard time watching. I recorded about 5 shows until I was sure they were going to ‘fix’ things before I let myself have a mini Fringe marathon of my own, to catch up. I forgave them. (I just hate seeing budding relationships screwed up by alternate versions of…one of the players.)
And…well…it just occurred to me that if you don’t watch the show you’re just totally lost here.
Actually, if you watch the show you may be totally lost. But not as lost as if you used to watch LOST. Which I quit when they killed Hurley’s girlfriend.
I started watching Fringe because of the actor who plays Walter, John Noble. I mean, there he was! The totally flipping insane King Denethor from Lord of the Rings, on TV! Playing a blitzed out drug-using mad scientist from the 1960s, trying to atone, but getting caught up in just how ‘neat’ everything was.
I know I should dislike Walter, because of everything he did…but I can’t. He’s such a delightful flawed secondary character…or should I admit it… To me, he’s a hero. So screwed up and trying so hard! I love characters like him. To watch the thoughts flit across his face…from innocent childlike wonder to calculating how to use LSD to retrieve a lost mind is totally delightful.
Fringe is aptly named. I have no idea where they are going and how this trip will end, but I am determined to be there when it happens.
Probably pissed because they’ll kill of Walter or something equally heinous.
I could pretend Fringe is a guilty pleasure and act like I am ashamed of watching it. But you know
me…shame is just not present in my DNA.
Anyone else out there a Fringe-r? Favorite character? Favorite insane thing? (I loved the dialog between Walter and Bell, while Bell was hitchhiking in Olivia’s mind about transferring his mind to the cow and then having Astrid do the milking. That was soooooo over-the-top and how the censors missed it is beyond me!)
Wow, I just lost everyone who was reading this, didn’t I? ;-)