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Season two was brilliant, this is even better,
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This review is from: Fringe - Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)
Oh dear... I'm running out of superlatives to describe Fringe. You've certainly got to keep your wits about you for series three with storylines ricocheting between the `real' and `alternate' universes. The multi-layered plots twist and turn maintaining a consistent tension and intrigue while the underlying mythology is gradually developed, giving weight and depth to the whole narrative. There are a few relatively pointless stand-alone episodes which do nothing to further the ongoing story but I think these can be forgiven. The final episode is astonishingly original and more than a little confusing but with a totally unforeseen (well, by us, anyway) outcome and is peppered with references from earlier episodes (the opera house, the bridge, Peter's silver half dollar...). We even watched the last two episodes twice to make sure we'd got the right end of all of the various sticks.
The cast are brilliant but the real star is the writing - it is equally clever if it has been fully storyboarded boarded out from the start or if it has been made up as they go a long. We're just glad that, contrary to the popular trend, this show wasn't axed early-on by short sighted and unimaginative network bean counters. Let's hope that season four, rumoured to be the last, tidies up all of the loose ends and has a satisfactory conclusion.