Fringe Season 5 Review “The Recordist”

This year’s Emmy awards was a culmination of the cable drama’s ascension to the top of the landscape. Cable dramas are lauded for their creativity, story-telling, and risk-taking. Meanwhile, most network dramas have receded into a world of mostly one-note procedurals. The shift is stark, but difficult to argue against. Many network defenders (including the networks themselves) bemoan the fact that they have 22 episodes to cable’s shorter 10-13 episode seasons. As a result, they have to come up with more stories, draw out other stories, and have less freedom with regards to content. Read More...


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