Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Bishop Takes Pawn. And Creamer.
I've recently devoured the first two seasons of Fringe on DVD, and have concluded that Walter Bishop, played by the MAGNIFICENT John Noble, is one of the best characters ever created (and acted).
Good job to you sir. I toast my coffee mug to you.
For those of you not in the know, Walter Bishop was a brilliant (albeit slightly crazy) scientist who, by way of an experiment-gone-wrong, was rendered insane for 17 years. The "Fringe" division of the FBI dug him out to help investigate matters in "fringe science," an area in which Walter was well-versed.
Now, as you'd expect, it takes a little adjusting to go from a mental institution room to the wide, wide world of Boston. So Walter's son, Peter, is also brought in to "keep an eye on him."
It's great. You should be watching it, if you're not!