Friday, May 20, 2011

Fringe vs Heroes

I was recently "forced" to review Heroes vs Fringe.

(Also as a side note, the Auto-Save failed, because I assume it was 5:20 in the morning on the 20/5... Nope. must be some other reason why the autosave failed, because 5:21 it still failed.)

I want to give a shout-out to the fringe team from South Africa, I think some auto-search of google *might* hit it, if they're interested, their fans will hit it anyway. I watched Episode 20 of Season 3 of Fringe yesterday evening fairly late (as DSTV/Multichoice increased their prime time to 5-11? WTF 6 hours of prime time? Anyway... continuing) on TV. Fringe is similar genre as Heroes, but they, so far, has stayed true to the initial "universe" and made the plot more interesting. (Some things like the plastic discs implanted in the palms, they've kinda gone away from), but generally the story remained interesting, they stayed with characters, and did a great job so far.

Relatively speaking, heroes had changed the plot, they've switched Sylar to good, they've F*cked up their own creation which we came to love. So basically, I'm watching fringe, and won't really watch heroes/buy heroes/support heroes series. I think the writers failed heroes, and I'll never know if they made it better, because of that failure.

I guess because fringe is a much smaller cast, the show has higher odds of doing things right, and surviving increased pay that actors will demand. Also I think they might reach a proper "natural" end to the plot.