Open Minds – The Fringe Factor

When I first started watching Fringe, I was unsure what to think. I currently watch it on Netflix and am almost to the end of Season 3. I didn’t even rate fringe on Netflix till the end of season 2. Personally I still dont know what to think, but I am at a point now that I figure that I have continued to watch it, so obviously I cant hate it, and going through about 3 seasons of episodes I found I do somewhat enjoy myself.

I didn’t realize until tonight when I watched Season 3, Episode 19 (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide), hell if I can truly pronounce the title, but the point is, I was finally able to isolate the enjoyment I get out of watching Fringe. You are probably wondering exactly what Fringe is, and personally I cant seem to explain it much better than Netflix did in the description.

As part of Fringe Division, eager young FBI agent Olivia Dunham uses experimental science to unravel the layers of mystery surrounding a series of dangerous — and escalating — paranormal events called the Pattern.

Although that is rather simple and sweet, I feel Fringe is a lot more than that. I would recommend this to anyone interested in expanding their mind to rather abstract thoughts. Although the description says paranormal events, and experimental science,  The intro says it all. Cortexiphan is the key to a lot of mysteries, and allows a person to do so much more than what was intended, however, it has opened my mind to what I have already kept deep in my thoughts.

After watching S3E19, I quickly drew my attention to one character, Walter Bishop, it was then that I released why I enjoyed watching Fringe, and although Walter has always been the same old drugged scientist, I connected the dots and immediately started thinking about this post. Although I have yet to do drugs, or ever plan to get high on anything other than knowledge, I usually equate myself to him. We both strive for knowledge, nostalgic for old times, and care about the people around us.

I didn’t realize just how much we were related until Astrid, an FBI agent assists Walter in the lab, handed Walter a tablet and said “I just finished downloading Zoom for you Walter.” I nearly died, just hearing that word made my night. I am sorry for those who dont remember Zoom, you ought to die, but there is the link for wanderers. After that I connected the rest of the dots. I remember the Old Records, the Tapes, the need for certain sweets, and I cant stop thinking about past shows that I knew as a kid. I am a 90s kid and I am proud of it, but now that I officially consider myself Walter Bishop, I will continue to enjoy Fringe.

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