FRINGE – Season 1 (on Blu Ray)
With the demise of shows like Lost, Heroes, Flash Forward and others my wife has decided that we’ve got enough room to add another show to our normal viewing schedule. There are enough sitcoms, enough reality, enough sci/infotainment shows on and with the demise of some our regular shows there is a definite lack of weirdness.
This is where FRINGE comes in. I purchased the Blu Ray version of Season 1 to start the process of catching my wife up to speed before the season 3 premiere. We’re in the middle of the set and it’s interesting to see how clunky the first few episodes are and how intentionally bizarre the characters are in order to introduce them. It seems to work though, because just like me, my wife has been sucked in. Having watched the entire series on Hulu it’s been interesting watching the series for a second time. I’m noticing a bunch of things that I initially missed, which is always delightful.
Olivia is super hot and super smart.
Walter is awesomely kooky and the real soul of the show.
Paycee Peter is surprisingly good.
Even the smaller roles are really good. Astrid is a perfect foil for Walter. Broyles is a good boss character…he reminds me of a stern Oscar from the Six Million Dollar Man.
I’m not sure I understand exactly why they’re waiting until Sept. 14th to release Season 2. That gives us only a week to watch a season’s worth of episodes! Thank goodness for the DVR. By the time we catch up I’ll be able to watch several episodes of this coming season without having to wait.
The producers have their work cut out for them. It’s possible that with such a big season finale that the may have jumped…and I hope that’s not the case. The first season of Heroes was really good and the arc of “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World” was so good that we were no longer surprised by anything they’ve done. I’m desperately hoping that’s NOT the case with FRINGE, one of my favorite shows!