After five seasons of hopping between alternate universes, various timelines, and assorted states of drug-assisted transcendence, Fringe comes to an end this Friday with a two-hour finale. This week on the show, Jeff and I look back at the long, curious, regularly rebooted history of the sci-fi series. Topics include: Our opinions about the show’s final-season dystopian gambit; the curious fact that Fringe was built out of clichés to be a hit, but wound up being an eccentric low-rated oddball; a sneak peek at Jeff’s list of the Top 19 Fringe episodes; and a critical examination of how Fringe straddled the line between procedural and serialized drama. It’s one of our longest podcasts yet.
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