I have been OBSESSED with the show Fringe ever since FOX aired the pilot in 2008. Believe it or not, I have actually been watching this show as it progressed since that time. From the beginning of 11th grade until just after my graduation, Fringe has been a constant in my life! I cannot say that I watched it the day it aired every week these last five years, but I never lagged more than a few episodes behind.
The show had me enthralled. Excellent storyline (Right up my alley), amazing acting, complex and interwoven layers of plot, and not a single boring episode added up to an amazing five years with Fringe. I can say with utmost confidence that it is my favorite TV show. EVER. Shows like Gossip Girl, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, and even Once Upon A Time had various problems with them – too long, got boring in the middle, dragged on, stupid plot twists, etc etc.
But Fringe was AMAZING.
I say was because the two-hour series finale premiered on January 18, 2013.
It’s over 😦 It’s over and I’m really sad that nothing new will happen. There were so many twists and turns, so many people who died, came back to life, died again, etc. It was a hell of a ride, and I certainly was not ready for it to end so soon.
I am just glad that they were told that this would be the last season with enough time to plan a proper ending. I would have been DEVASTATED if Fringe ended with some sort of a stupid (and this was all a dream) cop-out ending!
Some more articles and interviews from the cast themselves are linked below!! If you want to dive into my obsession, since the series is all over. I love to power-marathon through series once in a while. This one will have you captivated from the first few minutes of the pilot till it’s very end.
THE BELOW LINKS WILL CERTAINLY CONTAIN SPOILERS 🙂 PLEASE CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK!
- Huffington Post – The Pleasures And Pain Of A Show That Created Its Own Fate
- TV.com – A Fond Farewell (And a more articulate expression of my own sorrow)
- Fringebloggers – Fringe Cast Reflects on the Series (All of the different Youtube videos compiled in one entry!)