Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
As I mentioned in the original Fringe thread, it should have ended with at Season 4, when Bell disappeared. But at that point, they didn't have enough episodes for syndication, so they ordered 13 more to hit the magic number of "100".
Abrams was only on board at the beginning: It was really Kurtzman and Orci's show but in all honesty, the show was rudderless until about episode 18 of the first season. The show wanted to be X-Files, then a Monster of the Week show, etc. and so on.
They were lucky to be renewed after season one.
I didn't like that they only had one more season after 4, which made it feel rushed and tacked-on. 6 seasons would have been better, but I'm happy with it.
MOTW is okay. It kinda has to be, based upon the premise, at least to some extent.
In any case, Abrams is directing, but if he's not writing the whole thing, I don't see any reason to be dissatisfied with the choice for him as director. As long as there's no ****ing metachlorients or Jar-Jar, I'll be okay.