Friday, February 10, 2012

Fringe - TV Guide: Weekend TV Review: Feb 10 '12 - FOX 9/8C

Source: TV Guide [follow link for complete column]

Fringe season 4

TV GUIDE: Weekend TV Review: Return of the Dead, Friday Means Fringe, and More

Feb 10, 2012
by Matt Roush

... MORE FROM THE CULT CORNER: One aspect of Fox's fabulous if frighteningly low-rated Fringe that I most enjoy is that it rarely feels like the same show from week to week. This Friday's exciting sci-fi thriller (9/8c), "Welcome to Westfield," might have come from the archives of The Twilight Zone or The X-Files — or Supernatural in the way it takes our heroes far off the beaten path (even Walter, getting out of the lab for a change) to investigate a horrific anomaly. But the underlying causes are rooted firmly in Fringe mythology. TV's favorite mad scientist accompanies Olivia and Peter to a small Vermont burg under the throes of an electromagnetic disturbance that ends up trapping them within the city limits while most of the populace begins going mad. "How can an entire town turn schizophrenic overnight?" wonders Olivia as the locals begin exhibiting behaviors from someone else's lives.

Could the answer lie in the colliding universes, one reality bleeding into another with the usual cataclysmic effect? Even Olivia, who's been dreaming lately of Peter-from-another-timeline, begins to wonder if "there's somebody else in my head." Walter has a simpler answer for this no-exit dilemma: "I've seen this once before: Brigadoon." Well, it's true that watching Fringe is almost like being in love (to quote a song from that score)...

No comments:

Post a Comment