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RE: Fringe - 7/10/2008 3:13:53 PM   
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I think it's a Sky One thread. No spoilers have been given though, hardly even any hints. 

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RE: Fringe - 7/10/2008 3:20:16 PM   
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I think it's a Sky One thread. No spoilers have been given though, hardly even any hints. 


Aye I know, but without clarity in the title I'll be reluctant to return. Been subject to way too many idiotic spoilerific posts on here before.


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RE: Fringe - 11/10/2008 7:34:41 PM   
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I finally got round to watching the pilot episode this afternoon and I found it quite intresting. As has been said before nothing groundbreaking or original in there but I'll stick with it and see what happens.

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RE: Fringe - 12/10/2008 4:05:17 PM   
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It's ok. Not "groundbreaking" as some have said, but what on tv is now?  Owes much to the X-Files and its ilk.
Entertaining, but finding it difficult to balance the comedy in all the seriousness.
But pleased that another sci fi show is on our screens.
Not too sure about episode number four, may have jumped the shark already.

As said before the father-son relationship makes this tv series, well written and well acted.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 12/10/2008 4:11:06 PM   
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Aye I know, but without clarity in the title I'll be reluctant to return. Been subject to way too many idiotic spoilerific posts on here before.



I've changed it to UK.


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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 13/10/2008 2:07:00 PM   
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spoliers ahead, just in case there's anyone who hasn't seen ep 2

only got around to watching the second ep last night (had it recorded from TV3 from last wednesday, we get it in Ireland a few days before Sky) and am still undecided.

while it's undoubtedly slick and well produced, it looks like it's tying to take the elements of the X-Files stannd alone monster of the week episodes and blend them with the conspiarcy ones. the concept of the second ep, the bio-engineered man who has to cyclically steal pituatary glands to survive was, although ripped from Jeepers Creepers, a potentially great storyline that could have been expanded to a three or four epiosde arc. It seems to me that in the rush to establish the universe, they are introducing too many characters and concepts without exploring them.

the writing has been a little disappointing as well, partciulary when it comes to the story development aspects, too much of it is firmly on the nose exposition (i'm thinking of how the revelation that Dunham had been working on the case previously was delivered). I also firmly agree with the guys above who named the actress who plays Dunham (Anna Torv?) as a weakness, i just can't buy her as an FBI agent.

On the plus side though, it's better put together than most shows on TV, the bafflingly implausible science bits are well delivered, and crucially for this kind of show, it's got a sense of humour. I think if they just show a little more patience with some of the concepts, and doesn't disappear down the route Lost took, by which i mean seeming like they were writing it as they were filming it, it'll develop better.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 14/10/2008 1:26:07 PM   
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Well I've only just got round to watchin the pilot and it was far from impressive.  My first thoughts were that JJ Abrams probably had zero input in this but allowed his name to be used to help his buddies promote their new show.

Also did anyone else notice how similar some of the music was to Lost?  Think it was the same composer, Michael Giachinno, he needs to change it up between shows.  The titles indicating where the action was taking place didnt work for me either.  Like a bad version of the Panic Room credits. 

The dialogue was pretty woeful, for example the whole "dont call me sweetheart" stuff.  And I have a nagging fear that they're gonna waste Lance Reddick.

But after all that, I'll probably stick with it..............Josh Jackson, Noble and Reddick are always good value, the female lead didnt annoy me as much as some others and the central premise is fairly intriguing.  So hopefully things get alot better after a pretty poor start.  There's just not that many great tv shows at the moment, so I'll give this 1 a shot.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 14/10/2008 2:08:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Captain Black

quote:

ORIGINAL: discodave101

Aye I know, but without clarity in the title I'll be reluctant to return. Been subject to way too many idiotic spoilerific posts on here before.



I've changed it to UK.




My original post said Sky1, so it was intended to be UK speed. Thanks for clarifying it though.

My initial thoughts on the series (watched the first 2 eps) were that it was somewhere between Alias and X-Files. Female agent signing up to something that's beyond her understanding; covert agencies within the government; conspiracies; big companies with something to hide. It's all been done before in some shape or form, and because of that I think it lacks that novelty factor that intially made shows like X-Files and Lost so watchable.

I am finding myself getting into it though and will probably watch the rest of the season. The characters aren't as likeable as some of the shows mentioned (maybe a more ensemble cast may have helped) but I'm warming to them. Josh Jackson still looks like Pacey from Dawson's Creek - but is supplying most of the comic relief. And it's interesting (and kinda weird) to see Denethor from Return of the King in the nutty professor role.   

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 21/10/2008 4:45:29 PM   
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Dropped it after 3 episodes. Clashed with Burn Notice.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 28/10/2008 2:38:35 PM   
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I can appreciate the lack of interest but Burn Notice does have a +1 and both are repeated multiple times during the week.

Back to Fringe

Not sure I'll bother anymore myself though. He watches things, observes - we call him the Observer?!? Why - one of the writers realise Watcher was a bit repetitive so future references changed to observe? Major attack of Feds and they know where he'll be going to find the hidden thing but she turns up alone and flashes the torch about just in case he misses her? And lets get to the fun bit - hands up who doesn't think they didn't watch last season Doctor Who BEFORE writing episode 4?

Pace poor, writing bad and the arc just doesn't work at all. Maybe one more chance but that's it.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 28/10/2008 11:14:10 PM   
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Sorry elab are you talking about Burn Notice or Fringe?

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 28/10/2008 11:18:19 PM   
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Edited to make it make more sense

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 29/10/2008 12:07:12 AM   
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Ah I see. Kinda agree with what your saying but I do enjoy John Noble's performance and it is watchable. Think I'll stick with it for now, see if it improves.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 19/11/2008 2:51:34 PM   
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Anyone still watching this then? I thought Empires review in the latest mag was spot on, basically this show is nothing without the mad professor. He brings it all together and is highly amusing.

I'm enjoying this a lot, even if it is very formulaic episodic entertainment. Still wish there was a better lead. I just don't like the lady FBI agent that much as an actress.


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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 19/11/2008 3:34:36 PM   
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I was a bit disappointed after the pilot and it's slowly gotten worse I think.

It's like a hi-tech X-Files.

Also - Olivia seems to get moodier and moodier every week, which is becoming annoying.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 19/11/2008 4:42:11 PM   
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Last weeks episode was non-scensical but I like the characters so I'll stick with it (for now...)

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 20/11/2008 1:42:56 PM   
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I keep dipping in and out of this. The FBI woman is getting better, but I still don't care about her. Pacy and the professor make the show. I don't know how far ahead TV3 is so I'll try to keep this spoiler free, but in the one where the child musical prodegy the bit where she gets the red castle clue is sooo clumsy. And there are way too many unanswered questions at this early stage. Sure keep us guessing about some stuff, but they can't keep ending every episode with a new question.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 14/12/2008 8:22:39 PM   
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anyone got an idea when this returns? Despite it being one of the most ridiculous things on telly, I actually quite enjoy it

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 15/12/2008 1:09:31 AM   
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the bit where she gets the red castle clue is sooo clumsy.


Ah, but the bald guy was standing behind her when she found it, that's the important thing. He's in every episode.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 1/2/2009 2:06:57 PM   
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Anyone know when it comes back?

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 2/2/2009 9:12:12 AM   
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Anyone know when it comes back?


I'd like to know too Zaph. As it was given Lost's timeslot when it aired, maybe they're planning on holding it back until this season of Lost finishes? Personally, I could handle that. It isn't THAT good a show that I'm that desperate to see the next few episodes.


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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 6/2/2009 12:48:09 PM   
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It's been back on Irish TV weeks for 3 weeks or so. Nothing particularly spectacular in my opinion, still somewhat poor/meh. There was one episode where it was 15 minutes before the main titles kicked in which was odd.

Oh and the SPOILER 'rogue division' of the FBI/Homeland Security =


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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 6/2/2009 2:27:56 PM   
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Err....that's not a spoiler is it Erlenmeyer?!

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/2/2009 11:28:38 AM   
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If memory serves, it's what one of the FBI suits called Walter's lab, apologies.

It's taking a break until April now. It was pretty poor as I said above, but the last episode before the break it was a relatively decent/solid, a bit predictable, yes, but all of the elements finally seemed to come together and work as a cohesive whole.


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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/3/2009 6:25:51 PM   
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This hasn't gotten any better but it is as good for spot The Wire alumni as Damages - Sunday has Frank Sobotka and Chris Partlow (as well as Daniels).

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/4/2009 11:46:07 AM   
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I'm enjoying it more than I did. Loved the Chimera-esque monster this weekend and the fact that Charlie was involved more.

Plus I love spotting the 'bald man' every week....

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/4/2009 11:51:51 AM   
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Is there any episode so far where Olivia hasn't said 'but that's impossible, isn't it?' at least once? I smell drinking game.

Really tedious early Cloverfield references last night including some of the duff dialogue from the film, I though.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/4/2009 12:39:31 PM   
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Walter is comedy gold.

As for the Observer, in terms of viral marketing he's appeared on American Idol, an American football game and at a NASCAR event.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/4/2009 12:43:20 PM   
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Really? That's awesome. He is un-nerving.

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RE: Fringe - UK Speed - 27/4/2009 12:52:56 PM   
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