So you want to start watching "Fringe," do you?
Maybe you gave up in the first season, but you've been hearing that it's hit somewhat of a creative resurgence as of late? Or maybe you're curious to see how they're supposedly pulling off this alternate universe thing?
Well, according to "Fringe" star Lance Reddick, "just trying to remember everything that happens in one episode is a challenge at this point."
Sorry about that.
The innovative nature of the season has made for somewhat of a dual series, and if you're just coming into the show at this point, even Reddick realizes that you're "going to be lost." "Fringe" has gone from mostly a procedural, scientific anomaly of the week show to a deeply intricate serialized program.
While there are definitely lists that point out the "important" episodes to get the gist of the series, a new viewer won't get the full experience of the constantly evolving "Fringe" mythology unless they watch from the very beginning.
"I think earlier in the show, particularly [the] first season, it was easier to watch episodes as standalone," Reddick said. "But pretty much from the middle of the first season on, maybe Episode 10 on, it became more and more serialized, so that the mythology is so integral to what's happening in each episode."
Reddick even agrees that "to really understand the richness of what's happening and to get the excitement and the drama of what's happening, you've really got to be following along."
Luckily, there won't be a new episode of "Fringe" until Nov. 4, so that leaves plenty of time for new viewers to catch up.
"Fringe" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. It returns in November after the Major League Baseball playoffs.
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