Hello good people.
The new season is a few short weeks away for most of you. Though, not for me. I'll have to play catch up in a couple of months like I always do.
Still, I thought I'd start off a discussion based on this promotional art.
This is probably my favorite show right now, but I'm getting a little worried. Although I thoroughly enjoyed season 3 and all the interesting places it went to - and I thought it gave us a great cliffhanger, this whole "New Beginning" thing is a bit iffy.
Added to that, all the behind the scenes talk of the season premiere being like "a new pilot" and "the jumping on point for new viewers." I don't like the reboot angle that implies. And it's a little reminiscent of what happened on the 4th season of Alias - when network pressure forced the writers to retool their ideas and take things in a different direction. They altered the nature of the show and they spun it off from what was also referred to as "a new pilot." That ultimately resulted in the weakest season of that show (They spent the whole season finding their footing, only to recover too little, too late at the last handful of episodes).
So, I really hope that's not the case here. I want the show to go to unexpected places. But I don't want stunt bullshit just for the sake of ratings.
On the upside, the "disappearance" of Peter and the bridge between Universes A and B gives them plenty of material for some terrific storytelling.
What do you guys think?