Well, it’s over. The little series that could finally came to an end last night with a 2 hour season finale.
Now I am not going to try to summarize Fringe for you…go look it up if your are unfamiliar. But I will say this…Fringe was born when Sci-fi was at it’s peak on TV. Battlestar Galactica was kicking our assholes…Lost was redefining serialized TV. And then came Fringe in fall 2008.
It looked like something akin to the X-Files. The cast was full of experienced actors, especially John Noble who played Denethor in Peter Jackson’s “Return of the King.”
The season premiere started with an airline disaster, just like Lost. And from there it just got wonderfully weird…and it didn’t involve aliens like the X-Files.
And now it is over. They were given what few shows…especially on FOX…are allowed…a FINALE.
So Fringe, one of the new fully HD shows, is over. And unlike other serialized shows like The Prisoner, I don’t want to riot in the streets over the ending. It was fitting and it was good.
Long live Walter Bishop and Gene the cow. Fringe, I will miss you. And I am glad I canceled cable because I have no idea what to watch anymore.