A while ago i expressed my thoughts about the decline of True Blood, i decided to balance that out by writing about a show that i think has gotten better with time, and also happens to be slightly underrated imo. And that show would be Fringe. Its start was a bit shaky, but around the halfpoint of Season 2 i think it become something amazing, and has continued to only rise in quality.
I think what has made this series excel is that the show even with all the sci-fi concepts such as alternative dimensions and shapeshifters, it has learned to balance these with the human element quite well. Whether it be Walter breaking down in front of a random stranger because he can’t remember his sons phone number(One of the saddest scenes i’ve seen on tv imo), or a specific character going to see her double in the other universe to find help in dealing with her fathers death, the writers have learned to keep character development and exploration the priority.
Also, i find it sad John Noble hasn’t gotten one Emmy(or major tv award) for his work on this show. I know non-HBO/AMC shows tend to get ignored award season, but I can without a doubt say i believe his performance is one of the best i’ve seen on tv.
I could write more, but that would probably end up spoiling the show too much. But if you can find it, i highly recommend it.Its really become something special imo