As good as the show was, it's pretty clear the final season was rushed and didn't get to come to the observer arc as naturally as they would have hoped if the ratings were stellar at the time. What's done is done. However, it would be excellent if they could do another season or two set after they accomplish their goal in ridding the observers. I'm sure they could find a way for Walter to return from the future.
Considering the resurgence in popularity the show experienced in recent years due to Netflix, it just seems sensible to reboot this show, assuming the original cast would be willing to do another season. I think there is plenty of story left to tell. Since its ending, it really has amassed a massive following.
Started a rewatch of Fringe today, and noticed something interesting. When Olivia is in the sensory deprivation tank and her mind is linked with John’s, there is a scene with her in a graveyard. Written on the tombstone to her right is: ‘He’s not dead.’ It occurs around the 50 minute mark. I can’t really think what this might refer to, then again it has been around 4 years since I have watched it. Any ideas?
First three seasons were great television, especially S3 was just oustanding and the best one by far. It really felt like the writers had a clear arc here and executed it very well
Now I already made a post about S4 a few days ago and for me it was lacking throughout. The timeline change was tedious and wasted a lot of opportunities, the rehashed villian (Jones) and shoehorned Bell in the final episodes was silly and overall it just felt all over the place.
S5 just never felt like Fringe but a completely different series with the huge timeskip (felt like Part 1 of the conflict was missing) and the Observers taking over. Like any generic dystopia story against nazi esque bad guys. Ending was sad though and like most, Walter was by far my favourite character. John Noble really deserved to get some Emmy's/Golden Globe's etc.
Overall I'm glad I watched it but I wish the writers handled S4 & S5 better
I’ve been bedridden for 15 months now and I’ve been wanting to rewatch this. Be searched the regular sources (Netflix, HULU, Amazon). Anyone know any places where this can be streamed for free or cheap? I’m so tired of watching comedies, but can’t watch things that are too deep. Fringe fits this. It can be deep, but I can also watch it without having to “go there”.
A recent post said that the first half of S04 is the worst. Yeee it's quality wasnt as good as S2-3, but this episode was soooo fun to watch. Especially seeing Astrid meeting alternative Astrid. She's sooooo nice . That "yummy" when she drank coffee was hella cute. Will there be a episode only with Astrid ? She needs more screentime.
S3 was the best season of the series for me and very consistent. The Alternate Universe conflict that was build over the first two (especially S2) seasons finally was focused on more and got an interesting resolution.
I was excited for S4 but it has been really boring. I dont like how all the memories of the characters were changed (although Olivia's are coming back it still feels off), how Jones is being rehashed (really not an interesting conflict here and how slow it is in general. It feels like S1 but that was the first season so the slow pacing and just ok story were more understandable
Currently at Episode 13 btw.
In Subject 13 (Episode 15, Season 3), after their escape in the white tulip field, Olivia and Peter return to the child care center. As her stepfather is about to arrive, she rushes to Walter's office in tears. She explain how she had crossed over to the parallel universe. At this moment we saw Walter's facial expression changes. She is interrupted by a sound from behind her: it is Walter. Olivia had temporarily entered the parallel universe and spoken to Walternate.
If Walternate have saw Olivia explain how she chossed over to the parallel universe, it must be the solution to found Peter. Why he haven't try to find Peter sooner?
Fauxlivia to Olivia? Olivia is by no means a bad character but she felt pretty "vanilla" and boring to me. Anna Torv did her best with the material but with Fauxlivia she showed that she is a great actress imho
Fauxlivia so far has been far more interesting in terms of personality, she feels more human and less "robotic"/cold. I even prefer her relationship with Peter, even though there won't be any further romance happening (which while understandable is a shame, I would have liked to see them at least work things out but they haven't interacted in a long time)
Its less cliche than Olivia and Peter who just seem to suddenly have feelings for each other because a male and female lead can't be friends..
HOOOOLY SHIT, this is better than any rick n morty theory this show is the best show ever , 19/19 plottwist Alternative olivia is smart as heck, but how did she travel to the other universe without side effects ? was it because of william bell ?