Fringe Discussion: “Ability”

This week’s episode features some faceless victims and a man who has survived rematerialization. (This comes with side-effects, though they appear less dramatic than those experienced by Jon Osterman).

I only caught part of this, but the acting appears to be better than average, and Jasika Nicole’s Astrid may be developing an actual character.

What do the show’s viewers say?

6 replies on “Fringe Discussion: “Ability””

  1. sjaskow says:

    It’s getting there
    I think not only is the writing better, but actors appear to be getting more comfortable with their roles.

    My only low point was they appear to be going down the road of Walter being their universe’s Shiva since it was implied he is the author of the manuscript that the bad guys are following with the typewriter scene at the end of the show. It’s not a bad idea, but it’d be better if Walter was their Vishnu and the Massive Dynamics head was Shiva since they said they worked together in the past.

    Also, the previews inferred that it won’t be back on until April. What the frak is up with that?

    • Fozzy_Bear says:

      Re: It’s getting there


      Also, the previews inferred that it won’t be back on until April. …

      Inferred? It was a clear statement. No fringe until April.

      but yeah, I’m right there with ya’…. What’s up with THAT?

      .

      • Fez says:

        Re: It’s getting there


        Also, the previews inferred that it won’t be back on until April. …

        Inferred? It was a clear statement. No fringe until April.

        but yeah, I’m right there with ya’…. What’s up with THAT?

        They’re probably going to put on more and more American Idol for sweeps. Someone said they were pushed back to March due to the digital changeover.

  2. joe__gee says:

    The show has changed …
    It’s like Fringe 2.0. The writing was quick-paced, the dialogue was great, the acting was pretty good. This show is finding its feet.

    -Joe

  3. apetrovic says:

    Wow
    That was different. Everything worked – the movie-like camera, the lighting, the jump from crappy science with cardboard characters show to character driven with scifi background show. And yes, the whole thing just gets little more sidneybristowesque, with the manifest and the main female character as a key to everything. But who cares?

    Oh, and seems like someone broke Olivia-bot that was used from the early beginning, so they hired an actual actress to play Agent Dunham. You know, the living human being, with all that body language and facial expressions.

    • joe__gee says:

      Re: Wow

      Everything worked – the movie-like camera, the lighting, the jump from crappy science with cardboard characters show to character driven with scifi background show.

      I noticed different production values: the scene with Dunham and her hateful new boss done entirely in silhouette. Maybe now that they seem to be growing an audience they’re free to take more risks?

      -Joe

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