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2010-05-22 11:18:18 AM
I like most of the alternative covers.
 
2010-05-22 11:20:32 AM
This is the best show on TV and the season finale didn't disappoint. Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season
 
2010-05-22 11:22:55 AM
Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.
 
2010-05-22 11:22:59 AM
Jerseysteve22: This is the best show on TV and the season finale didn't disappoint. Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

That was the season finale? GODDAMMIT SO MUCH. Yes, it is the best show on TV... but only when it's advancing the actual plot.

I'm worried they'll just focus on the fake Olivia and will just leave the real Olivia in a cell to rot for much of the next season.
 
2010-05-22 11:23:51 AM
The Crisis one is pretty phoned-in. A big part of the impact of the original was seeing Supergirl all battered and torn. The alternate just doesn't get it.
 
2010-05-22 11:27:25 AM
Pretty cool.
 
2010-05-22 11:29:09 AM
HoFChaos: Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.


She'll have nothing but time to develop her abilities in that cell

Seth'n'Spectrum: Jerseysteve22: This is the best show on TV and the season finale didn't disappoint. Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

That was the season finale? GODDAMMIT SO MUCH. Yes, it is the best show on TV... but only when it's advancing the actual plot.

I'm worried they'll just focus on the fake Olivia and will just leave the real Olivia in a cell to rot for much of the next season.


I would think Peter and maybe Broyels will put two and two together early next season.. Especially because the alt-Olivia doesn't drink and has subtle differences in her personality.

I can't believe how good that show has gotten over the last 1 1/2 season.. It has become much watch TV for me.
 
2010-05-22 11:31:16 AM
I really liked Fringe until the hiatus, but when it came back I found the writing and directing to be so bad that it seemed like the actors were playing completely different characters. I couldn't stand it then, but I'm told it's been pretty good recently. Is that true? Can someone who recognizes the drop in quality after the hiatus attest to the show's improvement?

Thanks
 
2010-05-22 11:32:41 AM
Hmm...

The Man of Steel one would flow better if they'd called him 'The Man of Tomorrow'.

/nerd
 
2010-05-22 11:32:54 AM
Seth'n'Spectrum: I'm worried they'll just focus on the fake Olivia and will just leave the real Olivia in a cell to rot for much of the become the Human Torch next season.

FTFY
 
2010-05-22 11:34:34 AM
OnmyojiOmn: I really liked Fringe until the hiatus, but when it came back I found the writing and directing to be so bad that it seemed like the actors were playing completely different characters. I couldn't stand it then, but I'm told it's been pretty good recently. Is that true? Can someone who recognizes the drop in quality after the hiatus attest to the show's improvement?

Thanks

I really didn't notice the drop in quality after Christmas, everything after it returned in April has been great writing wise. Especially the episode with the time traveler. That was a great episode for Walter.
 
2010-05-22 11:35:05 AM
OnmyojiOmn: I really liked Fringe until the hiatus, but when it came back I found the writing and directing to be so bad that it seemed like the actors were playing completely different characters. I couldn't stand it then, but I'm told it's been pretty good recently. Is that true? Can someone who recognizes the drop in quality after the hiatus attest to the show's improvement?

Thanks


I thought it was pretty bland from the start of this season, I didn't really think it was better before the hiatus. At least, it was never as good as it was at the run up the Season One finale. The last two episodes have been really good though, and the basic premise is enough to keep me hooked.

Also, I hope Charlie is here to stay.
 
2010-05-22 11:49:05 AM
Seth'n'Spectrum: I thought it was pretty bland from the start of this season, I didn't really think it was better before the hiatus. At least, it was never as good as it was at the run up the Season One finale. The last two episodes have been really good though, and the basic premise is enough to keep me hooked.

Interesting how opinions could differ. This season kind of dragged for the first couple episodes (from the big WTC finale to...amnesia!?!????), but for me, the last 75% of the season has been amazing. Once the show got its act together at the end of the first season, it has kicked a ton of ass.

I think the turning point was that everyone involved in the show realized that an X-Files monster of the week rehash wouldn't last real long (and nothing can beat X-Files in that regard), and so they needed to focus on the mythology of the show. Once that happened, it came together quite nicely.
 
2010-05-22 11:53:48 AM
nesler: I think the turning point was that everyone involved in the show realized that an X-Files monster of the week rehash wouldn't last real long (and nothing can beat X-Files in that regard), and so they needed to focus on the mythology of the show. Once that happened, it came together quite nicely.

That part is definitely true and I really appreciate that they've moved beyond that format. However, I think they've really suffered from the budget cuts, the show is becoming a little insular. They seem to be acting in almost complete isolation now, which is really weird considering the subject matter of their work. The Olivia-Peter angle is incredibly forced too, especially given that they had Olivia's sister re-appear for an episode recently.

I may be one of the only people that really enjoyed the retro-story telling episode, though, so yeah, I appreciate well how opinions differ.
 
2010-05-22 11:54:02 AM
John Noble deserves an Emmy.
 
2010-05-22 11:55:52 AM
Jerseysteve22: OnmyojiOmn: I really liked Fringe until the hiatus, but when it came back I found the writing and directing to be so bad that it seemed like the actors were playing completely different characters. I couldn't stand it then, but I'm told it's been pretty good recently. Is that true? Can someone who recognizes the drop in quality after the hiatus attest to the show's improvement?

Thanks
I really didn't notice the drop in quality after Christmas, everything after it returned in April has been great writing wise. Especially the episode with the time traveler. That was a great episode for Walter.



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2010-05-22 11:56:23 AM
HoFChaos: Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.


Something bugs me about that..
If Olivia is locked up in Earth 2, and it was her abilities that was required to "open the crack", how'd they get back with Olivianate?
 
2010-05-22 11:59:02 AM
The Bestest: HoFChaos: Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.

Something bugs me about that..
If Olivia is locked up in Earth 2, and it was her abilities that was required to "open the crack", how'd they get back with Olivianate?


I took it as the crack was still there and William Bell provided enough energy to force it open again briefly even without Olivia.
 
2010-05-22 12:02:11 PM
The Bestest: HoFChaos: Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.

Something bugs me about that..
If Olivia is locked up in Earth 2, and it was her abilities that was required to "open the crack", how'd they get back with Olivianate?


Bell's machine and him sacrificing himself to keep it open. He needed a way to travel back and forth a few times
 
2010-05-22 12:05:19 PM
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2010-05-22 12:19:07 PM
The original Olivia was pretty hot... then I got a look at the 2nd version and fell on the floor. That's all I have to say about that.
 
2010-05-22 12:32:37 PM
The only interesting thing to come out of DC Comics in the past three years is a bunch of covers for a TV show, and the covers weren't even viewable with freeze frame and zoom.

That's DC!
 
2010-05-22 12:33:31 PM
FastJeff: The original Olivia was pretty hot... then I got a look at the 2nd version and fell on the floor. That's all I have to say about that.

I would have to sleep with both of them before I could render an educated opinion.
 
2010-05-22 12:33:39 PM
Wow, how much of a nerd do you need to be for that headline to even make sense?
 
2010-05-22 12:45:16 PM
Courtney Cox-Zucker: Wow, how much of a nerd do you need to be for that headline to even make sense?

holdtheweaksauce.files.wordpress.com

'Bout this big.
 
2010-05-22 01:26:53 PM
Peter definitely needs to hit alt-Olivia.
That would make his relationship with our Olivia awkward.
 
2010-05-22 01:28:22 PM
The show is worth watching for the Walter quotes alone. When he started talking about the day he discovered the final ingredient in the Colonel's 11 herbs and spices, I almost fell out of my chair.

The looks from Olivia and Bell were priceless.
 
2010-05-22 01:31:50 PM
I'm guessing Walternate was the reason for the alt universe's problems and not Walter. I think he did something with Peter and gave him some ability too. The machine I wonder what it's purpose was? It was designed for him. Did Walternate do something to Peter make him sick in the first place? Was he experimenting with him like Walter was with the kids?
 
2010-05-22 01:36:15 PM
Jerseysteve22: HoFChaos: Jerseysteve22: Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

There's also the chance Olivia breaks herself out. I don't think Walternate knows about her abilities.

She'll have nothing but time to develop her abilities in that cell

Seth'n'Spectrum: Jerseysteve22: This is the best show on TV and the season finale didn't disappoint. Can't wait until they go back to the alternate universe get Olivia next season

That was the season finale? GODDAMMIT SO MUCH. Yes, it is the best show on TV... but only when it's advancing the actual plot.

I'm worried they'll just focus on the fake Olivia and will just leave the real Olivia in a cell to rot for much of the next season.

I would think Peter and maybe Broyels will put two and two together early next season.. Especially because the alt-Olivia doesn't drink and has subtle differences in her personality.

I can't believe how good that show has gotten over the last 1 1/2 season.. It has become much watch TV for me.



I think it's going to be her niece who notices the difference in AltLiv. Otherwise, for what purpose were she and Rachel brought back in the 2nd to last episode.

I also fear isolated Olivia. She's already losing it, can't be too much longer before she goes all Firestarter on Walternate.
 
2010-05-22 01:41:34 PM
The funny thing about most of those alt-comics is that they all sort of exist in our universe, too.

The Man of Steel Returns could have easily been the title for the Kingdom Come series. And right around the same time they were doing the Death of Superman storyline, they were also doing the Knightfall story, where Batman gets his back broken.

Even with the Green Lantern/Green Arrow cover, Speedy grew up and became the Red Arrow, and there's an entire Red Lantern corps.
 
2010-05-22 01:42:28 PM
The 2 Olivias fight scene was epic. The only thing that would have made it better would be some ripped clothing and "wardrobe malfunctions."

Followed by some passionate necking...

/bunk
 
2010-05-22 01:54:28 PM
Anybody else think that Fringe is what X-Files could have been, but never became? Fringe has a far more cohesive story arc, even with the flaws (well, the illogical bits needed to make it work).

Fringe has consistently had better "pay off" moments strung through the series, where X-Files seemed to just flutter away under the weight of a nebulous threat that seemed made up as it went along (far worse than Lost, which at least kept it interesting). The fact that Fringe is only 2 seasons in says a lot for it, too...
 
2010-05-22 01:59:58 PM
Hobodeluxe: I'm guessing Walternate was the reason for the alt universe's problems and not Walter. I think he did something with Peter and gave him some ability too. The machine I wonder what it's purpose was? It was designed for him. Did Walternate do something to Peter make him sick in the first place? Was he experimenting with him like Walter was with the kids?

This.

When all is said and done, I suspect Walter, for all his faults before Bell removed his memories, was not to blame for the alternate universe's problems (I think the fact that the Observers are helping Walter proves that). I was suspecting Bell, and still do think he's to blame for much of what is happening, but the idea that Walternate was doing some nasty things behind the scenes before Walter took Peter is definitely a possibility.
 
2010-05-22 02:01:50 PM
LesserEvil: Anybody else think that Fringe is what X-Files could have been, but never became? Fringe has a far more cohesive story arc, even with the flaws (well, the illogical bits needed to make it work).

X-Files was ruined by single-episode storylines and an ongoing plot that was dropped ASAP every time it started to go somewhere. I never gave a shiat about this week's lizard person serial killer or chupacabra.
 
2010-05-22 02:20:22 PM
LesserEvil: Hobodeluxe: I'm guessing Walternate was the reason for the alt universe's problems and not Walter. I think he did something with Peter and gave him some ability too. The machine I wonder what it's purpose was? It was designed for him. Did Walternate do something to Peter make him sick in the first place? Was he experimenting with him like Walter was with the kids?

This.

When all is said and done, I suspect Walter, for all his faults before Bell removed his memories, was not to blame for the alternate universe's problems (I think the fact that the Observers are helping Walter proves that). I was suspecting Bell, and still do think he's to blame for much of what is happening, but the idea that Walternate was doing some nasty things behind the scenes before Walter took Peter is definitely a possibility.


yeah Bell could have been in on it. he and Walternate working together. there's been mention of a younger William Bell. A clone?
 
2010-05-22 02:22:44 PM
DeadMouseTails: I think it's going to be her niece who notices the difference in AltLiv. Otherwise, for what purpose were she and Rachel brought back in the 2nd to last episode.

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps centered around the cross Olivia gave her niece before she left (which "Evilivia" would be unaware of).
 
2010-05-22 02:25:06 PM
Hobodeluxe: there's been mention of a younger William Bell. A clone?

Maybe the alternate Fringe agent who got burned to a crisp (IIRC Walternate offers condolences to him over the death of his "jurist" father... odd detail to introduce if they weren't planning on revisiting it).
 
2010-05-22 03:26:08 PM
What a phenomenal show. John Noble needs the Emmy, make haste!
 
2010-05-22 03:43:47 PM
haplo53: DeadMouseTails: I think it's going to be her niece who notices the difference in AltLiv. Otherwise, for what purpose were she and Rachel brought back in the 2nd to last episode.

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps centered around the cross Olivia gave her niece before she left (which "Evilivia" would be unaware of).


"Evilivia"....pure genius man
 
2010-05-22 03:44:56 PM
Courtney Cox-Zucker: Wow, how much of a nerd do you need to be for that headline to even make sense?

I don't think have to be a nerd to get it, you just have to watch Fringe. However, upon watching the episode my husband (big ol' nerd) shouted 'look at the Red Lantern comic book cover'. It was charming.
 
2010-05-22 04:04:36 PM
Ghostbox: haplo53: DeadMouseTails: I think it's going to be her niece who notices the difference in AltLiv. Otherwise, for what purpose were she and Rachel brought back in the 2nd to last episode.

I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps centered around the cross Olivia gave her niece before she left (which "Evilivia" would be unaware of).

"Evilivia"....pure genius man


Haha, not mine...
 
2010-05-22 04:05:43 PM
robsul82: What a phenomenal show. John Noble needs the Emmy, make haste!

Agreed! My wife and I say the same thing every episode.
 
2010-05-22 05:48:54 PM
Nice job, kids.

Not just on the covers, but on the show. I'm picking it up just as Lost is going away.

Please, jeebus, let there not be an Earth Prime.
 
2010-05-22 06:12:25 PM
robsul82: What a phenomenal show. John Noble needs the Emmy, make haste!

Here, here! I only watch Fringe for John Noble (:
 
2010-05-22 07:54:40 PM
OnmyojiOmn: LesserEvil: Anybody else think that Fringe is what X-Files could have been, but never became? Fringe has a far more cohesive story arc, even with the flaws (well, the illogical bits needed to make it work).

X-Files was ruined by single-episode storylines and an ongoing plot that was dropped ASAP every time it started to go somewhere. I never gave a shiat about this week's lizard person serial killer or chupacabra.


The weird thing about X-Files is that in retrospect the good monster of the week episodes are the only ones I'll rewatch now, ones like "Humbug", "War of the Coprophages", "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'", "Bad Blood", "X-Cops", "Post-Modern Prometheus" and "Dreamland". Knowing how worthless the big alien invasion mythology episodes wound up being, I really can't bring myself to watch most of them again.
 
2010-05-22 09:11:54 PM
haplo53: "Evilivia"....pure genius man

Haha, not mine...


I've been going with "Fauxlivia" which is even more applicable now that she's here pretending to be Olivia.

/though I like "B Olivia" - "Bolivia" too...
 
2010-05-23 12:28:13 AM
I like Fauxlivia
 
2010-05-23 01:28:31 AM
OnmyojiOmn: I really liked Fringe until the hiatus, but when it came back I found the writing and directing to be so bad that it seemed like the actors were playing completely different characters. I couldn't stand it then, but I'm told it's been pretty good recently. Is that true? Can someone who recognizes the drop in quality after the hiatus attest to the show's improvement?

Thanks


I liked it until they introduced the monkey sidekick and those annoying talking bears.
 
2010-05-23 01:53:12 AM
While I understand she couldn't do it for story reasons...after "Evillivia" has been knocked out cold..why not shoot her and be done with it? She has to wake up sometime, and then your plan is shot. Hell, just smash her head in if your worried about the noise.

Love the show anyway and I can't wait for next season!
 
2010-05-23 02:59:29 AM
OnmyojiOmn: LesserEvil: Anybody else think that Fringe is what X-Files could have been, but never became? Fringe has a far more cohesive story arc, even with the flaws (well, the illogical bits needed to make it work).

X-Files was ruined by single-episode storylines and an ongoing plot that was dropped ASAP every time it started to go somewhere. I never gave a shiat about this week's lizard person serial killer or chupacabra.


Dude, the show had files right in the goddamned name. It was supposed to be a monster/mystery of the week show, the parts that violated the structure and screwed everything up were the abortive attempts at an 'ongoing plot' that never should have been there in the first place.

Complaining about the X-files having one-shot episodes is like complaining that Saturday Night Live lacks narrative cohesion. You're missing the entire point of the format.

//I initially thought they were going for X-files style with Fringe initially, too, but they've adopted an overall arc style, probably to make it harder to cancel.
 
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