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J.J. Abrams Talks 'Alcatraz', Serialized Storytelling, the Final Season of 'Fringe'

The Collider:
The new Fox drama series Alcatraz follows a unique trio investigating the mystifying reappearance of 302 the most notorious prisoners and guards, 50 years after they vanished. As San Francisco Police Department Detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia) help government agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his associate, Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra), piece together the inexplicable sequence of events, they ultimately discover a much larger, more sinister present-day threat.

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alycakes3427d ago

Everything JJ Abrams touches is usually great but sometimes you just have to let things go. I think that Fringe got a little to complicated...they may have one more season in them at best.

colonel1793426d ago

The problem with having Fringe being that complicated is that they won't have the time to wrap everything up. They might have written the story thinking that they would have 6 or more seasons.

Even if they get one more season, I think it's just not enough time to finish what the already started, not even counting the new stuff that's happening this season.


I especially would like to know what happens with Faux-livia being pregnant. They just let it there without developing anything!

alycakes3426d ago

Exactly...with her having the baby then making it like Peter never can the baby exist?

iceman29293426d ago

Love Fringe. Sad to see it go. Not a fan of Alcatraz so far.

gaffyh3426d ago

I agree, Alcatraz is ok, but I don't like how it seems to be turning into a "We'll catch this guy in this episode" type of show. Breakout Kings already does that, and it's far far better at that.

I expected, after the first ep, to see more and more conspiracy behind why these guys are coming back, but only the first guy actually did something out of the ordinary when he came back. The others seem to have just started committing the same crimes again.

alycakes3425d ago

Well the first one wasn't a bad man to begin with back then...he had been put in Alcatraz for just steeling or some small crime and then tortured and the warden never would let him have visitations with his wife and would put him in solitary so he was seeking revenge on all the people that caused him to loose everything in his life that he loved and cared about. That was why they caught him at the cemetary...he went to his brothers and found out his wife was dead and went to her grave.

gaffyh3425d ago

They said he killed some guy who was getting frisky in the prison showers, and that's why he was moved to Alcatraz. But thing is that he killed someone to get that random key, which had nothing to do with his revenge.

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IWentBrokeForGaming3425d ago

I personally find this guy to be overrated... and everything I've seen of his that he has done I feel always under delivers!