As a self-proclaimed geek and having often been regarded as someone holding a high office within that establishment I'm ashamed to say I've never watched Fringe. I remember a lot of noise being made at the end of one season (see how little I know) when there was a bunch of comics seen from an alternate reality that were slightly different to the ones we know and love. At the time I thought “Huh, that's pretty cool. I should probably watch that.” Yet I still didn't get off my arse and bother.
To be fair I've done my 24 and Chuck marathons, plus Supernatural while I
was on break from here. When Smith started moaning at me for not
watching it I thought it was about time I pulled my finger out and with
the big move I've got a lot more time on my hands so I decided to see
what the fuss was all about. Boy, I should have gotten round to this
Now I'm only nearly done with season 1, and Mr Smith is lending me
seasons 2 and 3 when he visits next month so you'll have to pardon my
ignorance, but this is bloody good stuff. I immediately loved Walter,
because who doesn't love a mad scientist who's loosing his mind. The
random comments he just comes out with from nowhere never cease to get a
giggle from me. Though the “I've realised two things” joke did get old
Peter is also an instant like for me. Partly because his know-it-all
smart ass schtick without being overly cocky have always been favourites
of mine. The other is that it's Joshua Jackson, who I've liked ever
since *cough*Dawon's Creek*cough* (shut up! I was young!). The hints
about his history, not just his dodgy criminal one but also the truth
about him and Walter are laid early and left to run in the viewer's mind
work great. I have my own theory, but since it's probably already been
answered I'll keep quiet rather than embarrassing myself.
Olivia on the other hand, didn't seem that intriguing. It was extremely
cool that she could handle herself, probably the best in the entire
series, and on the rare occasion she was captured she'd be the one to
get herself out of it rather than just be another damsel in distress.
However, it didn't seem like the character had much depth to her except
to be the straight man (sorry, woman) in the relationship and drive the
investigation for the FBI. Then in the second half of the season things
really start to change and suddenly she's as interesting, if not more
so, than the other two leads.
The whole multiverse angle is still in its early stages at this point so
apart from waiting to see some comic book covers I'm not really sure
what to make of it all, but I'm having a lot of damn fun finding out.
And when the hell do I get to meet William Bell?