My “Fringe” print for the Gallery 1988 Bad Robot show which opens this Friday.
I am really going to miss Fringe’s Other Side.
Hate on Fox all you want for canceling ‘Firefly’, ‘Arrested Development’ and every other bold fan favorite, they did one thing right. Whether it was TV audience splintering over the last twenty years (that helped ‘Chuck’ in a very similar fashion), the diehard dedication of the fandom, or Fox putting its trust and time into another experiment, against all odds the weird, strange, wonderful show that was ‘Fringe’ was given five seasons. And a chance to tell its story to its rightful end.
The series finale, while not especially revelatory, was a moving tribute to the show’s history and fans. It packed its running time with call backs and references, brought back once-forgotten characters and gave all of its main cast deep scenes to play. For a show that always delivered on big character emotions (mixed in with its science fiction), it was a return to form in the finale. John Noble particularly capped off a career-defining role with the same skill and dedication that he’s shown for five years, but brought everything full circle and made all of the “finale” moments land without seeming too overt. Noble is the next Bryan Cranston, mark my words. [Special credit should go to Michael Ceveris as well for turning a role that was a glorified extra in season one to one of the most sympathetic, lived-in characters by season five. Seriously, his performance sold so much of these final episodes.]
‘Fringe’ had its fair share of missteps over the years and even tonight’s finale wasn’t flawless. (The generous array of bullets through the fog in the final battle scene felt superfluous, hindered by the editing and staging of the set piece on top of it.) But when you go for what they went for, it’s bound to happen. ‘Fringe’s big swings and big ideas will surely outlast its hiccups and hopefully Fox, the creators and the rest of the television industry will continue to take chances on adventurous network programming.
If you stuck with ‘Fringe’ till the end, I don’t need to tell you how powerful and original the series was. If for nothing else, its creativity will be sorely missed.
Because it’s cool.
[On a personal level, ‘Fringe’ has been one of my favorite shows throughout its entire run and one that I reference most of my taste on. I am immensely satisfied with the ending and so glad that they got a chance to explore the season five story and bring it to its conclusion.]
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Check out this behind-the-scenes photo of the beast from, “Nothing As It Seems”.
Great makeup and effects this week.
Fringe’s Ghostbusters Tribute
As a duly designated representative of the City, County, and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.
(Fringe screencaps via killmotion)
What. Amazing. I need to pay closer attention to these things.
Fringe Theme (full)
While reading /Film’s reporting on the directors taking meetings for Wicked, I learned that JJ Abrams himself composed the title theme music for many of his shows, including Fringe, Alias, Lost, and Felicity. Wild.
so this happened on last night’s FRINGE
can I just say how happy I am that geeks are swiftly taking control of the entertainment industry?
HELLZ YEAH MOVIE TRIVIA!
fuck yea i cheered when i saw this!
I may do a post-mortem for the series after the finale, but for now I’m going to reblog my favorite ‘Fringe’ posts from over the years.
Traielr: ’Fringe’ Series Finale | THR