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Fringe: Subject 13

by Za’chary Westbrook

3 out of 5

SUBJECT 13

I love the 80s opening credits. Something about them makes me all nostalgic for Quantum Leap. No, the QL credits looked nothing like that, but still. I can’t explain my nostalgia, sorry. Part of me wondered if this was the beginning of a Lost-esque trend and that next season we’d be seeing rotations of the three opening sequences more and more. However, tonight’s fairly dry, plot-hole-spackle episode leaves me with little hope for that. Continue reading

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Fringe: Concentrate and Ask Again

by Za’chary Westbrook

4.5 out of 5

CONCENTRATE AND ASK AGAIN

This week’s Fringe is a masterful balancing act. On the one hand, the episode is structured around a relatively straight-forward murder mystery (as mystery as procedural drama these days gets, anyway), yet it gets its meat from the on-going character arc of Peter and Olivia figuring their relationship out. Each part of the episode does its job and does it efficiently, giving everything a very natural feel. Continue reading

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Fringe: Reciprocity

by Za’chary Westbrook

4 out of 5

Several things set Fringe apart from it’s granddaddy, X-Files. For starters, There’s a tighter chronology. Episodes belong in a certain order, though don’t always get aired in that order. Which gives the writers more room to let the characters grow, something that X-Files didn’t discover until it’s final seasons. Even then, to get much change out of a character meant writing them out of the show for a while and then having v. 2.0 show up in the finale. Continue reading

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