Given the time of year, as the crisp, clear, ginger air of September streams through Vancouver, when I first saw on the tv listings channel “Fringe”, I thought “Oh goodie, a show about the Fringe Festival“. Incorrect.
Fringe is like X-Files on speed. Blend in a touch of horrific sci-fi, the Sopranos grittiness and you’ve got the makings of a hit in a post-neuf-un-un era.
Let’s not forget the movie with those twins. I forget which one, twins were big at one point. From really standing by your main, and then finding out he is a traitor and watching him die in your arms, to negotiating the corridors of proverbial power, Anna Torv plays Agent Dunham with pretty damn good poise.
It’s also a bit like watching Star Trek.
The good: the use of the science lab from the 70s replete with avant garde aesthetics, the quirkiness of the “mad” scientist, and the Anna Torv as the female lead. The corporation, here styled by the architecture of minimalism and wide open, empty space.
The bad: the above mentioned too many “notes” – self referentialism is done. the frenetic pace – hey ease up a bit, give a gal a chance to watch.
Look forward to seeing how they focus the plot and gel together the acting.