As I’ve mentioned in the past, Fringe was my favourite show for a number of years. In fact, I’ve been talking about this show on the blog since 2010!
I loved the unique storylines and the characters — they had an amazing finale back in 2011 because the show was always driven by its storylines with strong characters as its backbone.
And I’ve been devoted. I’ve stuck with Fringe through conspiracies, alternate universes, the appearance of some very creepy men in suits (the Observers) throughout the years and trying to save the world from destruction!
Tonight marks the series finale of Fringe — so why am I not sad?
This year, knowing Fringe would be ending after half a season, I was excited to see what would happen. I set my PVR and I was ready to take in everything Fringe had to offer.
I was keen.
I was excited.
And I became disappointed and disallusioned.
This fall I tried to enjoy the series as the team found themselves in a future world run by the Observers. Peter and Olivia connected with their adult daughter who was working with the resistance against the Observers and the whole group tried to help free humankind from the Observers’ grasp.
Instead of being exciting and riveting, however, this last jump in time left the show muddied. Though you could tell there were attempts to raise the excitement level of the show, instead it fell flat.
I found myself saving episodes instead of watching them. Then I would try to watch them and stop partway through.
As the series ends tonight, I still have 5 episodes I haven’t watched. And I will probably delete them.
It makes me sad that Fringe is going out with a whimper instead of a bang. In retrospect, I wish the show has ended on a high, instead of dragging along this season.
Part of me would like to see how the finale wraps up the series, so I might keep it on my PVR until I’m ready to watch it (or, to be frank, until there is a day when I have nothing to watch!).
If you still love Fringe, be sure to tune into Fox tonight to watch the 2 hour season finale. (Or, if you are like me, think of it as a relationship gone bad and focus on remembering the good times!)
- ‘Fringe’ Series Finale: Walter Has A Plan To Save The World In ‘An Enemy of Fate’ Promo (huffingtonpost.com)