Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This weeks case revolves around a mysterious woman who is dropped off in the middle of the road at the start of the show. She enters a diner and, after a few minutes, everyone in the place starts bleeding from the eyes and succombs to a horrible death. The woman's head then explodes all over the place, in a scene not unlike one from the JJ Abrams produced Cloverfield. The team is in a race against time to solve the case before another woman suffers the same fate as exploding head girl.
If you've been reading my reviews of each episode you can see by now that i've been very on the fence about Fringe. One week I love it, the next I hate it. I wont deny the fact that I can be a very indecisive person, but i'm gonna chalk my ever changing additudes to the show more to the inconsistencies of the show than my indecisiveness. Some weeks it's really good, some it's fairly weak. This was one of the better ones.
The first couple minutes of each episode are usually the highlight, and this one again does not dissapoint. It starts off pretty violent and gory and remains that way throughout. They really turned up the violence and it's pretty intense, with an almost Saw-like quality to it all.
The star of the show, at least this time around, is undoubtedly Anna Torv (Agent Dunham). Some interesting stuff is learned about her past, which comes around to bite her in the ass. She gets to show off her badass side through actions and words and if ya didn't like her before, you probably will now. The tension between her and Peter heats up and that's gonna be fun to see play out. Mulder/Scully, anyone?
All in all The Cure was a really good episode and I hope they can continue like this. I like the direction they've been going lately of the people that are causing the mayhem being human guinea pigs. The way they really have no control of the chaos they're causing is very interesting, moreso than if it was just bad guys directly killing people. I'm still on the fence, but i'm teetering more towards the 'I like it' side. And I must say, it's pretty fun looking for that creepy bald dude who inevitably pops up somewhere in each episode, especially if you were a Where's Waldo fan in your youth.
I've just learned that Fringe will not be on for the next 3 weeks, thanks to the World Series. Fucking baseball. This is realllly not good at all considering i'm still trying to get a feel for the show. A 3 week absence may totally shatter my interest. And I have a feeling there are many others who are still on the fence, so this could really put a hurtin on it. Fringe has already been given the axe in Australia, i'd hate to see that happen so soon over here too.
As always, you can watch Episodes 1-6 right now on the FOX website!
And check out this awesome website, which details all of the little hidden things Abram's throws into the show and contains everything you've ever wanted to know and everything you didn't even know you wanted to know about the show!