Friday, November 9, 2012

"Gal" Friday! Anna Torv

Genre fans will soon lose another ongoing sci-fi series as “Fringe” is currently winding down its five season run on television. Before all of the mind control, teleportation, extra-dimensional shenanigans with a twist goes the way of the dodo, let’s take a moment to celebrate Agent Olivia Dunham as played by Australian actress, Anna Torv. Along with series regulars John Noble (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), the "Fringe Division" team under the supervision of Homeland Security used scientific and FBI investigative techniques to combat a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences related to a parallel universe. The series combined elements from procedural dramas as well as those found in old-style movie serials in a "mystery of the week" format. Despite a lukewarm early critical reception, Fringe developed a strong cult following among fans and survived its move to the "Friday night death slot" and low ratings to complete its overarching story-line over the final thirteen episodes. Now, if only they had allowed Anna to speak in her sexy, Aussie dialect, but I guess you can’t have everything.


Tony Laplume said...

Great series, loved it from the start. I suspect the general public stayed away after suspecting they'd seen the same thing when it was called The X-Files. By the time Fringe made it clear that it was actually quite different, the public had already made up its mind, and the public does not change its mind easily.

alanborky said...

Chuck I must confess I find Anna Torv's Fringe 'daughter' just as ravishing as her 'mum' but my heart belongs to Anna especially now you've provided me with a flash of her 'heart'!

Saying that if I become a certain type of Mormon or maybe a Moslem I can marry both!