exsequar replied to your post: Can you tell me why I should watch Fringe? It’s one show I feel like I should see, but I only know the vaguest of things about it and no one’s ever made an actual argument about it to me. I’d appreciate if you did! :)
Hell yes I can! Let’s see, you have all the following:
- Olivia Dunham, a well-rounded female character who is equal parts strong, conflicted, and dealing with a lifetime of hurt. (Anna Torv’s acting was criticized in season one as being too “wooden,” but once you get past that and you see a LOT more of Olivia, you realize Anna’s acting was intentional all along.)
- Peter and Walter Bishop, who have a strained father-son relationship, and their attempts to fix it are often some of the most emotional parts of the show.
- An awesome supporting cast, who are all characters in their own right and never there just to be in the background or prop up the main cast. This includes the alternate universe versions of each character.
- Speaking of which, ALTERNATE UNIVERSES. And not just one, but we get to play in multiple universes. Season one and two include a ton of build up, and once you hit season three and on, it’s hard NOT to feel a connection to every single version of every character you already know and love. Then you start getting into all kinds of alternate crossover ships and it’s all delightful and emotional and THEY ARE ALL AMAZING.
- Fun action and creepy science-fiction. The monster of the week stories get a little routine, but there’s always something fun or incredibly creepy to keep it from getting too boring.
- Ethical boundaries are often being tested. Many of the episodes (via Walter Bishop) bring up incredibly engaging ethical questions that aren’t always answered, and leave it up to the viewer to think about.
- Once you get past season one and the emotional bonds begin to truly be forged in season two and on, Fringe stops being a show just about weird science and becomes a show about how human beings relate to each other, how Olivia, Peter, and Walter create a family unit because of everything they’ve been through, and the lengths they’ll go through to keep one another (and the world, of course) safe. Fringe is, ultimately, a show about the strength of family and the unbreakable bonds of loyalty.
remember when i used to reblog fringe all the time
i have literally not finished season five because i don’t want it to ever end so i’ve had to tumblr savior everything fringe related like a dumbass
i guess once finals are over i’m going to finally finish watching season 5 and then rewatch season 2 and 3 to make myself feel better about life without olivia dunham.