Fringe 4/29/10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by thebigmo, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I just started to watch this episode and got bored. But, I decided to come here to see what all of you thought of it. And since the jury is still out, I guess I'll have to save it for later viewing when I'm in the mood.
     
  2. jimborst

    jimborst Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    First let me say that my DVR (Dishnetwork) said nothing about it being a rerun.

    Now on to the episode, I wish my DVR thought it was a rerun so it would've skipped it. I thought that was horrible, the mixture of all time periods the singing. Just a big waste of an hour.

    I guess this is an episode that either you like, or really hate.
     
  3. Timbeau

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    I started watching it and remembering the Bones episode (which I liked), I was ready to give it a chance but after 10 minutes I was just too bored to watch anymore. An ok idea, but really badly done.
     
  4. catcard

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    It's interesting the comments on a show that has consistently been "out there" anyway. People were expecting a "normal" episode of Fringe? This was just another variation of the story and characters. I enjoyed it a lot.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    The problem I had with it was that it seemed very perfunctory...like they came up with the idea, but just went through the motions without really making it a part of the show (like, e.g., Once More With Feeling did). "Oooh, wouldn't it be cool if..." instead of "What could we do with..."
     
  6. Bierboy

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    "...without really making it part of the show..."??? You've got to be kidding. This episode was tightly tied into the show and its plot lines. You could see how it was closely woven into Walter's thought processes. Plus the little girl's comments throughout the story-telling....I thought it was very well done.
     
  7. Steveknj

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    I liked it. I thought it was different and fun, and I'm not one of these "every episode has to be about the storyline" people. In fact, I probably enjoy the "freak of the week" episodes as much as the storyline ones. I thought Anna looked fantastic dressed in 40s noir gear and I LOVED them mixing in the modern technology with the 40s stuff like the car and the clothing. That made it fun.

    The song playing the beginning was Yes, Roundabout....was he holding a different album though? Glad it wasn't Traffic, the most overrated band of the 70s. I guess you had to be high like Walter to appreciate them.
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    No, it was all just dropped in with a big thud. There was nothing "closely woven" about it. There was nothing that moved the story forward that couldn't have been better done in a regular episode.

    I really think this episode was just a gimmick. They never got it past that point.
     
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Seems the opinion of this episode is breaking along the die hard sci-fi lines. Those into the die hard sci-fi story line hated it. Those who are into the characters and fun part of Fringe, liked it.
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You are correct about one thing; it didn't move the plot lines ahead much. But that's all you got correct. The tie-ins to the current plots were quite evident...apparently you weren't paying close attention.
     
  11. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    It may have been gimmicky, but I still enjoyed it. As others here have mentioned, I would have preferred more music/full songs. If it's going to be a musical episode, then commit to it. Jasika Nicole (Astrid) studied voice and music in college. Why not give her a full number on this show?

    The singing corpses freaked me out. About two months ago I had a dream/nightmare that involved a singing corpse. No kidding. It was one of those dreams that doesn't fade away come morning - the type that stays with you and that you find yourself thinking about throughout the following day. It was a bizarre dream (to say the least) and it startled me to see the concept come up from out of nowhere on Fringe.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I thought the part where she did sing showed she had a fantastic voice. I would have liked to have heard more as well.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Apparently you didn't pay close attention to my post. Or any attention. Yes, the tie-ins to the current post were quite evident, because it was all just dropped in with a big thud. There was nothing "closely woven" about it. There was nothing that moved the story forward that couldn't have been better done in a regular episode.

    I really think this episode was just a gimmick. They never got it past that point.
     
  14. Bierboy

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    You just can't pass up a chance to criticize someone when they don't agree with you, can you? Congrats...you have made it to my ignore list.
     
  15. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Dudes. It's only a tv show.
     
  16. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Might I suggest settling this with a sing-off?
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Probably just as well, since you were doing a pretty good job of ignoring me even when you were ostensibly replying to me...
     
  18. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    15 mins...
    :up:
     
  19. MickeS

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    I thought this episode was entertaining, but just... kinda dumb. I always dislike when shows do the "let's put our characters in a fantasy" episodes (like the annual "Treehouse of Horror" Simpsons episodes), this wasn't really any exception. But at least the tie-in to the current ongoing storyline was obvious and pretty well done, which made the fantasy story less pointless than it could have been.

    And Anna Torv looked the best she's ever looked on this show. Olivia needs to start going to a new hairdresser.
     
  20. Honora

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    Michael Cerveris has been nominated for Tony Awards 4 times as Featured Actor in a Musical and won it once, and the Watcher didn't sing a note!
     

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