Fringe - series with the controversial fate, both rated and creative. Starting with a great name in producing and concept of "a la The X-Files", it riveted the attention of audiences and critics, avid to qualitative sci-fi, which, with rare exceptions, experienced a crisis on their television screens since the beginning of the two thousandth.
The pilot did not disappoint the expectations of Fox, seizing on the new series from JJ Abrams, and collected a decent rating, but that audience expectations were too high: Fringe turned out not more than the relatively expensive fantastic procedural, which appears to have promised to commit particularly outstanding, and somehow too intrusive emphasized spiritual relationship with its iconic predecessor. Another thing is that comparisons with The X-Files, did not comply with: the local main characters Olivia and Peter clearly losing Mulder and Scully as the charisma and chemistry, which was conceived to be sparked between the characters. For a long time the only actor attraction of the show remained John Noble, brilliantly performed the role of mad scientist Walter Bishop.
But the most painful step, which creators have set themselves, would be an undoubted advantage, if Fringe wouldnâ€™t be basically procedural. Through-out the plot in such a thoughtful and exciting, that any retreat from it, any series of vertical-investigation (which, moreover, seemed to be constructed in one and the same pattern), met with irritation rather than interest. This situation has persisted for a half seasons, and seemed, Fringe and will remain in the history of television a lacking sci-fi, representing value only for the fans, diligently are found hidden in each batch of observer or unraveling the encrypted message (to the fans of the series generally feeds a special affection and always be their occupation). But in the second half of the second season, everything has changed.
Whether the creators finally spotted plot and cast potential of their project, whether it was all part of some diabolical plan, but after a winter hiatus 2009-2010 series flourished and threw out all its unrealized potential. In mythology, there was a tremendous jump in (the same was with Lost) and Noble had to share the pedestal of fame with the actress Ann Torv which has greatly transformed before our eyes. This change has benefited including actors: obeying the script, they had to play not only their characters but their doubles, and characters pretending to be twins - a serious challenge, requiring the use of acting talent to the limit and show viewers how well it was chosen the cast.
In addition, the writers have managed to register a horizontal plot line so that it is not for one second left on the screen of the events unfolding in the most independent episodes. Narrative began to line up, if not a fundamentally new way, then certainly with much more dynamics and meaningfulness.
Suddenly, Fringe has become one of the best dramas on terrestrial television, but with this began desperately to lose popularity.
From series to series, it became more and more interesting, but the ratings dropped lower and lower. Perhaps the viewer's patience is exhausted at the most inopportune moment, but it is likely and that those viewers who watched and loved the Fringe, watched and loved it as an heir to "The X-Files" to their permanent tantalizing suspense, and the fierce narrative jumps that happened later, is simply scared away.