quinta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2008

Fringe ~ A Série Sensação!

Sou um fã confesso de séries Norte Americanas, cujo vício começou no início dos anos 90 com o Seinfeld e os X- Files. Ultimamente tenho acompanhado com alguma regularidade as séries que considero de qualidade que têm saído dos estudios americanos. Nesse rol estão a Jericho, Lost, Prison Break, Heroes, My Name is Earl, Fear Itself e hoje tenho uma novidade... FRINGE!

Fringe é o elo perdido, actualizado e mais radical dos X- Files dos anos 90. São inúmeras as impossibilidades lá tratadas, sim leram bem, impossibilidades... mas isso pouco importa quando se consegue falar com mortos( desde que não tenham passado mais de 6 horas desde que morreram).

Esta série surpreendeu-me muito pois estes temas estão constantemente a ser revisitados pela televisão e cinema, mas não com esta profundidade e, deixem-me dizer, com esta qualidade. Ah... esqueci-me de dizer... o produtor executivo é o J.J. Abrams, o mesmo do Lost.

Fringe is a science fiction television series co-created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The series premiered on September 9, 2008 on FOX, CTV and A, and a version of the show (edited for time) premiered on the Nine Network in Australia on September 17, 2008.[1]. It will premiere in the United Kingdom on Sunday, October 5th 2008 on Sky1 at 9pm BST.[2]

Along with Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, Fringe is part of a new Fox initiative known as "Remote-Free TV". Episodes of Fringe will be longer than standard dramas on network television. It will air with half the commercials and promo spots, adding about 6 minutes to the shows' run time.[3]

The series deals with a research scientist named Walter Bishop (described as "Frankenstein mixed with Albert Einstein" and portrayed by John Noble), his son Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), and an FBI agent, Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) who brings them back together. The show is described as a cross between The X-Files, Altered States, The Twilight Zone and Dark Angel .[4][5]


The pilot episode was watched by 9.13 million viewers, garnering 3.2/9 Nielsen Ratings among adults 18-49, with ratings improving over the course of the episode.[19] The second episode, "The Same Old Story," fared much better ratings-wise, being watched by 13.27 million people and becoming the fifth most watched show of the week.[20] As a whole, the series was well received by the critics. Barry Garron at Hollywood Reporter found it promising because "it is reminiscent of battle-of-the-sexes charm"[21] Robert Bianco, USA Today, said, "What Abrams brings to Fringe is a director's eye for plot and pace, a fan's love of sci-fi excitement, and a story-teller's gift for investing absurd events with real emotions and relatable characters."[22] Travis Fickett of IGN gave it 7.6 out of 10, calling it "a lackluster pilot that promises to be a pretty good series."[23] While Tim Goodman of the San Francisco Chronicle remarked that it was "boundlessly ambitious",[24] Chicago Sun-Times's Misha Davenport called it an "update of The X-Files with the addition of terrorism and the office of Homeland Security."[25] The pilot episode was negatively received by the Parents Television Council, who named the show the worst of the week and denounced the "excessive violence and gore."[26]

Reviewers note the slightly off-putting nature of the "X-ray-like" promotional images (which were also used by the TV channel Fox as promotional posters): a toad with the "phi" symbol on its back, a daisy with an insect-wing petal, a six-fingered handprint, a cloud of mist with an eye in it, a cross-section of an apple showing seeds as human fetuses, and a leaf with an embedded equilateral triangle.[27][28][


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