I only started watching Fringe on the second season and only because my brother watched. I think i couldn't have possibly imagined how amazing and addictive this show could be. Everything from the plot to the characters, the locations and the music was so well thought after i started watching Fringe I decided to watch the first season and keep on watching it. Now i have watched 5th season and rewatched this show lots of times and believe me you won't get tired of it. Guess what is my ring tone? Fringe theme and i am so proud of it. I love to listen to it. Now it makes me tear a bit because i know that it is over. This is my favourite series ever. I love all the characters but my fav are really Walter, Peter, Olivia, Etta, September, Broyles and Nina.
What an AWESOME show! Watched it from the beginning and it only got better. The cast is amazing, the storyline is great. I started watching it on Netflix and had to watch several episodes on the same day! John Noble-- Walter the scientist is so genuine in his role-- one of the best actors I have seen. Also, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole and the rest of cast did a great job. I just wish there was more!
I was a regular viewer since episode #1. An outstanding cast and outstanding writing made this the best scifi show around. I badly miss my weekly "Fringe" fix! I sincerely hope this is not REALLY the end of it. I hope there will be a spinoff and/or a feature length movie or two ala Stargate SG-1.
The show builds up to about mid season when the plot gets more interesting, after that get ready to watch every episode in consecutive order without sleep. The highest moment in the show was the lead up to the end of season 3 but then you get another interesting plot for season 5 so the show stays interesting the entire 5 seasons. One of my favorite shows, has great continuity in the writing.
Fringe is solid from beginning to end. Great writing, directing,NAND acting. The supporting players are the best - thank you Astrid. Furthermore, comparing the X File which did develop a great chemistry never had a truly mad scientist in the gang. Walter is brilliant, Anna Torv is sold, and Peter Bishop is s strong steady anchor for the show. Please stop slamming Fringe because it isn't the X-Files - it is vastly superior.
I begin to watch the show just by curiosity, rumor said it was good. But i would never imagine that I would be so addicted to it. The plot was good, the cast was excellent and what about the characters ! I could re-watch the 5 season just for Walter Bishop. I was a very very good show we will miss it.
Fringe was one of the best shows on TV. It was not merely one of the best SF series on the tube. It was one of the best shows of any genre.
Sad to say many viewers had the attention spans of gnats. They whined incessantly all through Season 1.
But in retrospect it was clear that the series creators were merely pacing themselves, easing their way into the "alternate universe" macro level story arc by first tackling "freak of the week" stories.
They also appear to have learned from their mistakes in "Lost," when they themselves became partially lost.
This is a classic Abrams show, great charaters, mystique, drama,great actors. But opposite to Lost it had great mysteries, but all was resolved. Not overwhelmed by action, and at times very slow paced. But great store. Noble takes his character to perfection. Joshua Jackson is great too.
Fringe started as a series of self contained episodes with a few long running stories to form an arc for the show but soon developed into something entirely different. The mythology of the show has drawn criticism but the emotional depth and quality of writing never dipped for me, you cared for these characters and it was just so well made, there was no other show to compare it too. Definately the best sci fi show of 2000s and deserves its comparisons to the x files. Walter was obviously the stand out character but anna torv and joshua jackson were fanatastic and showed good chemistry. I really am going to miss this show and I dont say that often, one of a kind.....
The show is over and all the episodes have been stuffed with funny, action packed, and loving moments. The personality of these amazing people are just wonderful! Especially Walter! Hopefully we can have a Fringe movie!
I thought Fringe was one of the best shows I have seen in very long time. I was so sad when it ended. My initial question had been was part of it filmed in Toronto. I saw the road way I took to work everyday. also some of it may have been filmed in US but I know or believe that the last few were filmed in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Also there is a building in Vancouver that was shown as the Fringe Head quarters from the alternate universe. I was so excited when i saw it. All I can say is the cast of Fringe is/was incredible. I hope they make a movie. My hat off to the actors/ writers everyone involved. I feel like I have lost a good friend . Thank goodness for DVD's
WHY???? Is the word which screams from every fibre of my being with the tragic news that Season 5 will be the finale to FRINGE. It is simply one of the most stunning shows I have ever laid my eyes on and I've seen some splendor let me tell you. (Firefly, Babylon 5, Farscape, Legend of The Galactic Heroes and of course the legendary Blakes 7).
This series had so much to offer and the actors were brilliant. Having to act out 2 or 3 roles in a single episode is seriously talented to say the least and I'll be searching high and low for there other performances. Mind blowing multi-dimensional series with enough depth to satiate even the most hardcore of sci-fi fan. To my favourite character of all however.... WALTER I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY!!!!
This series wasn't just great on a science fiction level, but also on an acting and drama level and I think that's one of the main aspects that makes this show more appealing to more than just a target audience. In some instances it's almost like the X-Files in terms of interlinking plots and threads throughout the show, but on the larger picture it expanded far beyond the X-Files in terms of characters with much greater depth and incorporated the challenges of being human amidst what the strange life of Fringe threw at the characters.
Overall I honestly gave it 10/10, there's simply no complaints to be made, all actors made a superb effort, even the background characters where amazing. A well done series.
Started watching it maybe a month ago, and went through all five seasons. What can I say, a really, really good show. I liked all of the characters especially Walter. I like the way he used to tell things, especially when he plans on telling two things. Everyone thinks it's all about the case, and they're somewhat right, the first one always is about the case, but I like when he finishes with the first thing and then pauses. When they ask him, what's the second thing you wanted to say. He replies with something really unrelated to the case, and it's always something strange like I'm peckish or something.
Great show, I like the ending, they could have wrote many more things and not ended it like they did, but that's life.
I can't believe that they ended the show the way they did! They could have shown alot more in Season 5.. there's endless possible episodes to write!!!!!! I think FOX thought they weren't getting enough stupid. Ive followed this show since day 1 and bought every season and watched them over and over, it was the best show my Friday nights suck! Thanks Fox
If the Observers did not exist... Peter should be alive IN THE OTHER universe... because september did not distracted Walternative and he found out the cure... eliminating the reason why Walter crossed the universe...
If the time was reset... it should show peter living in the other universe with his family and walter living with a big cientist in this word and not a crazy guy...
Put the end with Peter and Etta was totaly non sense...
Even though I jumped in with season 3, the characters, the plot and the shared world quickly grew on me and I was hooked. Such an interesting and peculiar show; a friend we could get with each week and share an adventure! Big thanks go to all the actors, writers, and other crew members that brought us an amazing story that transcends time and space; have shown us how powerful Love is and kept us on the edge of our seats until the finale. There's so much one could say, but in the end, we have to say good-bye - Fringe, you'll be sorely missed!
First of all this show is awesome. I almost cried in the finale. Great job.
What I understood...
Well peter received the letter containing the tulip. This means that later peter went to the lab to look for walter and found the tape labelled "for peter". This means that walter and september were planning all along the plan before the invasion. Walter sent the letter to peter before the invasion.
The timeline only reset itself at that time of invasion. This means that september still saved peter from drowning. September and the other observors started getting feelings towards humans due to the fact that the observor boy was sent to ceize the existance of the observors we know. The observors we know seized to exist and they did not invade. The scientists still created observors but with feelings. Therefore they did not invade but they still interfered with the timeline and save peter and create this whole paradox to stop the invasion.
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