Saturday, May 1, 2010

This Week in Fringe - 4/29/10

Not as late, but it's still delayed, sorry!

Episode 19 - "Brown Betty"

This episode is by far the most bizarre and different, yet really cool, episode of Fringe yet. After Walter smokes a bit of marijuana (a blend he calls "Brown Betty"), he's forced to watch over Olivia's niece and decides to tell her a story. The episode itself is shown basically from Walter's mind, and such the story is set in an oddball noir setting, complete with period wardrobe and technology (though, oddly enough, computers and cellphones are still existent) and musical numbers featuring the Fringe cast and supporting characters.

Because of the fictional setting that goes beyond the fiction of the show itself, this episode was really neat to watch and overly pretty cool. And Broyles' soulful number was pretty bad ass if I do say so myself. My only complaint is that some the the music was unbearable, and near the end the novelty was wearing a bit thin. But you got to love the show for taking such a risk and making it work well, for the most part. It wasn't too much unlike Batman: The Brave and the Bold's "Music Meister" episode, which in itself was a really amusing diversion from the traditional formula of that show.

Overall Score: 9/10

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