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Fantastic Acting, Outstanding Editing and Writing - Fringe Has It All
on January 24, 2016
For those who like the X-Files, Fringe is also an JJ Abrams program. Starring the amazing John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop, Joshua Jackson as his son Peter, Anna Torv as FBI agent Olivia Dunham, Lance Riddick (The Wire) as FBI Supervisor Phillip Broyles and Kirk Acevedo (Oz) as FBI agent Charlie Francis, Fringe sets up as a sanctioned division within the FBI.
John Noble's abilities to emote both verbally and nonverbally as Dr. Bishop, a former patient of an insane asylum, takes what could be a 3*-4* series to elevate it beyond what Amazon allows to grant. His work, along with great writing, is what makes this program fantastic. Season One addresses much of the background to the Fringe Division and Bishop's previous work and subsequent insanity. Winning Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for the Critics Choice Awards, Noble's award was only one of many others. This is television viewing that a thinking person can sink their teeth into.
Fringe is addicting. Once past the first half dozen episodes or so, the viewer is locked.