Mar. 27th, 2012 (UTC)

  • 9:56 PM (UTC)
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My guess from the beginning has been that there's going to be some kind of merging of timelines, and I suspect Olivia won't end up losing all memories of this timeline, but her willingness to do so still bothers me immensely.

And yeah, I've heard that the writers intended this to be Peter's story, but regardless of what they intended, what they actually did was place Olivia at the center from the beginning - there was no way not to see her as the main character. So in effect what they've done is subvert yet another woman's narrative for the sake of a man's, b/c of course his must be more important and interesting. It's really exciting to find a sff show with a lady front-and-center, especially such a genuinely good sff show, so taking that away makes me feel kind of betrayed.

(It annoys me all the more b/c Olivia represents something I've been complaining about the lack of in fiction - a magnetic, larger than life personality in a female protagonist. Women don't usually get to be so intense and BIG on the screen unless they're side characters, b/c a lady protag always has to be ~relatable~ or some such nonsense, while dude protags get to be larger-than-life all the time. But that's another rant entirely.)

Lol, I honestly don't have any problem with the "LURVE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN SCIENCE" concept in theory - I mean, this is Fringe, if what you're looking for is scientific plausibility, why are you even here - but that "there is no scientific explanation" line seemed kind of lazy, all things considered. XD;


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