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One of the great character dramas of contemporary television.
I don't find myself invested in these characters, their stories, or this world (or these worlds, rather).
The show has learned to mix humor, drama, action and creep-outs.
As the season progresses, it is very possible that Fringe will find its footing.
For those of us who can't be bothered to decipher the mumbo jumbo, let alone take it seriously, there is diversion enough in each episode's discrete inner story, which doesn't require a mental decoder ring.
Meanwhile, the premiere of Fringe, while not as mind-blowing as the last season's finale, does a good enough job continuing to run with the parallel-universe scenario established toward the end of season one.
The second season picked up that momentum and ran with it, letting things get stranger even as answers to earlier questions were doled out.
Overall I enjoyed this season premiere and am looking forward to upcoming episodes.
It's true that Fringe suffered from a bit of a sophomore slump, but it seems like the show runners got their mojo back just in time to go out with a bang.
Fringe needs to step up a gear, and stop with the X-Files emulation, I'd suggest.
Every time you start to think Fringe is slipping into a familiar rut or treading ground we've seen before, the creative team pulls out a new twist or character angle that makes it all fresh again.
Audience Reviews for Fringe: Season 2
Dec 28, 2020Loved it. So well acted and written.
Aug 11, 2020Kirk Acevedo was the only thing that was holding my attention...
Oct 10, 2019Good fun. Really good SCIFI show. A must see.
Feb 24, 2017For many avid TV watchers, the series finale of LOST in May of 2010 tore a hole in their silver-screen world that one could drive a truck through. Shows like "V" and "Flashforward" have been heavily advertised as ABC's "new alternatives" to LOST, but neither has even remotely captured the imagination of the viewing audience. Fortunately, FOX has found a gem (once again from mastermind creator JJ Abrams) with "Fringe", the only network-TV show on the airwaves right now that can be deemed a worthy successor to "the Island". Though the first half of "Fringe: Season One" was quite slow (almost to the point of boring), it really picked up the pace down the home stretch and, by the season one finale, was absolutely incredible. This second season doesn't backpedal whatsoever, continuing to provide entertaining, mind-bending fiction week after week. For a basic season summary, all three of the primary characters have their own unique storylines that play out in tangent as the season progresses: -Walter Bishop, the mad scientist turned mental patient turned eccentric scientist, grapples with the horrible things he did as a young man, and how he can ever begin to rectify himself for those actions. -Peter Bishop, Walter's son, begins to realize the reason why large portions of his youth are unremembered, as he starts to piece together the fact that his familial roots may not exactly be from "around here". -Olivia Dunham, lead FBI agent, also deals with the demons of Dr. Bishop's past, as she finds out that, as a child, she took part in one of his more large-scale experiments, which left her with strange abilities that she debates the merit of developing. Of course, while each character goes through those personal battles, they still continue to investigate the mind-bending "fringe science" phenomena that the show is known for. I look at the show as a combination of The X-Files (for its investigative setting) and LOST (extremely ambitious plot angles that never fail to give you an emotional payoff). Thus, if you are a bit "lost" after your favorite island castaways departed, give this JJ Abrams effort a look-see. It just may give you something to look forward to again next fall.
Mar 20, 2016A genius second season to the sci-fi mystery show. Among the best of the genre
Jan 04, 2016Another one of my very favorite shows of all time, made by some of the same people as my favorite, Lost! The show was a little slow at first, but still very good. By the middle to the end of Season 2 it really picked up and got REALLY good! Some people think that's when it got too weird and out there, but again, just like Lost, that's what I liked so much about it! The weirder and more out there, the better for me! It would have benefited from 1 more season, because the final season felt a little rushed and like they were trying to fit in all their remaining ideas, but I still think it's ending was pretty perfect! I'm still waiting for a Fringe movie! They left a little bit of a loose ends that would make for a great film! #FringeMovie
Oct 27, 2015Dunham and company continue to run across situations and ideas from Dr. Bishop's past. It just doesn't seem likely that all of the strange things they run into have some connection of Walter, or Bell & Massive Dynamic. Still very good, but starting to stretch believability and credibility.
Jun 16, 2015The continuation of the mysterious sci-fi show continuous, with entertaining cases of the Fringe division. This second season of Fringe got so much more science fiction than supernatural drama, which the events between the two universes truly illustrates. Overall isn't there much to say about this season more than that it's better than the previous season, even though I think there's less mystery than crime in this season, which is sad. Another sad thing is that there are to much focus on the other universe than ours, so it felt a bit boring. Even that there are some negative aspects with this second installment of Fringe, I totally enjoy it! The average score for each episode is: 7.95 Fringe: Season 1 get a 8/10
Aug 28, 2014this show is getting better and better with each episode J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci have done it again the mysteries of the Pattern grow even more bizarre and fascinating as the Fringe department discover more of what lies ahead; a war is coming, an apocalyptic event, agents from both universes are sent back and forth, a startling revelation from the previous season is unfolded at last making the middle of the season that much more emotional and personal, and an exciting finale that deserves plenty of buildup and suspense the end of the last episode is also a horrifying shocker paving way for more of the show's slick factor 1 supporting character sadly leaves but it does give the writers a chance to expand on the mythology and connect everything together we certainly enter a new stage of the show as it deals with shape shifters, time travel, parallel universes, alternate dimensions, Observers, fatherhood, family, changing the course of events and its consequences a lot of the show's appeal is thanks to the star-studded cast, clever writing, terrifying twists, new ideas, pure emotional moments, and a sense of clear urgency it's true that science is one thing, God is another, it's not man's job to perfect nature, and through simple actions the entire fabric of space and time can be altered slightly some breakthroughs while revolutionary can also be just as dangerous this is still one of my favorite shows now pushing the limits of the paranormal and unexplainable with a great team of people behind the camera
Jan 13, 2014Expanding the show's mythology, alongside the characters, the second season offers up more technobabble-laden ghoulish treats. There even more of a sense of heart thanks to the evolving, and ultimately tested, relationship between the Bishops.