Fox's Fringe Premiere - Review/Recap

fringe.pngFinally, the show I've been waiting for premiered last night and yes, I loved it.  Every bit of it.

As an X-Files and Lost fan, I was looking forward to Fringe, but expected to be a harsher critic than most.  Can the relationship between Mulder and Scully be matched?  How about the twists and turns of the Lost plot?  Turns out Fringe has it all, and IMO, a lot more.

It should be pointed out that as a show built on "twists and turns", so far it all seems fairly cohesive, as opposed to the Lost plot that tends to leave us scratching our heads (not that there's anything wrong with that).  I was genuinely impressed with the writers giving us an exciting storyline while introducing us to the characters all at once.  Most pilots feel like a long and drawn out meet and greet, this show opened with a bang.

Not only did we get to meet Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) but we were instantly thrown into her new, just-said-I-love-you relationship.  I thought this was an interesting take compared to the usual partners in love but leave us hanging until the end (i.e. Mulder & Scully or Bones & Booth).  Of course if you watched last night, then you know said new relationship had more road bumps in 48 hours than most have in a lifetime, making it more relevant than we initially thought.

As the story continues, we seamlessly meet the other lead characters like Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), the Catch Me if You Can like character that Agent Dunham scams into helping her save her newish beau, Agent John Scott (Mark Valley).  Through Peter, we're finally introduced to Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), the one who can save us all through his study of fringe science, with a healthy dose of madness.

I don't want to use this post to spoil you on last night's premiere.  I want to use it to encourage you to give it a try.  During a time when shows are canceled as quick as they start, I genuinely feel this one needs to be given a good chance.  It's dark, it's funny, it's other worldly and it's jam packed with pure imagination. 

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