Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 27 May 2010 1 COMMENT

Credit where credit’s due – if you were running a sci-fi show featuring parallel dimensions where several of the characters in one dimension were evil counterparts to those in the other – and where Spock plays a recurring character – would you have the willpower to resist dressing one of them in a sinister goatee?

By Stephen Lavington on 17 May 2010 1 COMMENT

Good news, bad news, bad news and good news for this episode.

By Stephen Lavington on 11 May 2010 1 COMMENT

I hope you like novelty episodes folks, because ‘Fringe’ has gone for it big time here.

By Stephen Lavington on 30 April 2010 1 COMMENT

For a fast-paced 21st century update of ‘X-Files’ ‘Fringe’ doesn’t half crawl at a snail’s pace at times.

By Stephen Lavington on 23 April 2010 4 COMMENTS

A rollercoaster this week, but in the worst possible sense of the word as a dull start gives way to a brilliantly promising central act before stuttering to a sedate and underwhelming halt.

By Stephen Lavington on 16 April 2010 1 COMMENT

Brilliant title, but all but irrelevant to the story of this week’s episode (bar a brief appearance of the game ‘Cluedo’), a fairly vanilla piece of plot development in spite of the gruesome monster-of-the-week: James Heath, a Cortexiphan test-case with the ability to give people fast-acting cancer through [...]

By Stephen Lavington on 08 April 2010 4 COMMENTS

Rather than shatter the ‘X-Files’ mould, ‘Fringe’ has shown every sign of making itself snug and comfortable within it, and this trend has not changed with season two.
As previously discussed, the show skips between monster-of-the-week specials, chin-stroking social commentary and a broader plot arc.
The first two of these have been well-represented; we have had 100-year-old [...]

By Stephen Lavington on 01 June 2009 Comments Off

An FBI agent heads a top-secret team dedicated to investigating the strange and the paranormal. Pretty good idea for a TV show – Chris Carter certainly thought so and it worked out for him.