Okay, well this series is very much like Diet Coke for me. Its missing that ingrediant. I think this is mainly because I haven't 'got' what the show is about if that makes sense and all the links etc..
Both episodes have had an excellent start and an excellent finish but have, for me, gone abit slow in the middle. Its not that its boring its just that I'm easily distracted which never happens with, say Lost where you have the mysteries and suspense to look forward too or Prison Break with it's Candyfloss action sequences. I have not really 'connected' with the characters at all. By episode 2 of Lost, I know all 14 character names, who I liked and disliked but with Fringe I only know Olivia and Walter by name!!
I sometimes think I'm turning into Walter as I forgot about that girl assistant that worked for the team! - The FBI cop seems abit of a screen waster.
I also wish Lance Reddick's character would be more deadpan like Jack in Alias or Locke in Lost whereas when the jokes are there such as the hot air seat and the give me a payrise I wish he showed an expression but theres nothing at all which kind of makes him boring. Mysterious but boring. Hell I prefer his character in Lost!
Of course, I maybe missing the entire point of the show. I mean I was clueless when I saw the very last scene with those three bodies on the bed . I know red haired lady with the false arm is obviously hiding things the lab are doing but its abit convienent if they are all to do with Walter's cold cases.
Anyway, its missing something like that special ingrediant that makes coke coke. It could have been worse it could of been like Dr Pepper - weird and tasteless but although this review is a bit negative I did enjoy most of it and give it a 7/10.
Although whats with the 70 minute time slot for 42 mins of action? Thats like 28 minues of adverts