Thursday, September 18, 2008

TV: FRINGE "THE SAME OLD STORY"



Olivia, Peter, and Walter Bishop investigate the strange death of a woman who had an even stranger child. The woman was pregnant for only hours, yet the baby she birthed was fully developed - and also aged eighty years in the span of a few minutes. Olivia asks Nina Sharp of Massive Dynamic for help.

"Season 1 Ep. 2" of "Fringe" is almost as good as the pilot, but for all the money that went into the pilot, they didn't spend as much on this one. The cool title effects are still there with the nice establishing shots but you can tell that the camera zooms are making up for something. "Fringe" can't be a cheap show to make and I didn't expect the high quality of the pilot to be like the whole series but as long as they keep up with the interesting plots and the chemistry of the cast, I will continue to tune in.

The premise for this episode is truly creepy which makes up for the lackluster ending. We find out a little bit more about Peter's history and that his father might have done some of his experimenting on him. John Noble continues to stand out as the doctor as he continues to get weirder and weirder. This cast fits really well together, even the mean FBI boss played by Lance Reddick is starting to become a favorite of mine. Let the weird continue.

"FRINGE: THE SAME OLD STORY": 6 OUT OF 10


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