I really suffered through the first episodes when I first watched Fringe - and stopped watching it. Out of boredom I got into it again and after a few episodes in Season 2 (if I remember correctly) I was blown away. (I've actually seen the same reaction with two of my male friends, who also didn't really like the show in the beginning, but loved it after a few more episodes.)
Anyways. Why is the series so good? Well, first and foremost: The CAST is AWESOME. Great, Breathtakingly chosen. I love all of them. Of course John Noble as Walter Bishop is a genius - in the sense of how he plays it, because, of course Walter IS a genius in the show ;) I've also fallen in love with Olivia. I love to watch her be and smile and act. It's natural, but also very complex. The character that has the least depth (to my utter discontent), is Peter Bishop. I dearly love the character, but somehow I actually don't even know why - (maybe that's the thing about him?!) Without going into more detail: Astrid, Lincoln and Broyles are great as well!
The second thing about Fringe is of course the great storyline. In the beginning I heard that JJ Abrams plans a show, where you can miss an episode and still know what's going on (in contrast to Lost) - well: That didn't work out quite well, did it? No way you can miss an episode and are still able to understand everything. Ultimately, that's a good thing - so: Don't worry ;)
Fringe had a weak 3rd Season and the beginning of Season 4 didn't really knock me off my feet, that's why I have to downrate it a teensy bit. BUT it's still an extraordinary show and I'll be sad to see it vanish at the beginning of next year.
I wish I could give this show an 11 "AMAZINGLY AWESOME" instead of a boring 10 "Perfect"... I am in awe almost every week. It's strange how underrated this show is, but at the same time understandable. To truly love this show you need to have an open mind to these weird, mad sience theories that could ACTUALLY be true... Like... not completely, obviously. But when you dig in to the matter of the show, you find that a lot of the theories explained by Walter Bishop (<3) have parts of actual sience theories at the base of it. (i'm having problems with my English here, freely paraphrasing Dutch. Feel free to ask if I'm making no sense whatsoever). So; If you have an open mind, a big imagination and are a sucker for sience fiction; go ahead and LOVE ON FRINGE!! So happy it's getting a proper send off with a fifth final season. Thank you, F O X ! ! !
this is sci fi at its best. if you are a fan of sci fi you will absolutely love this show as i do but even if you are not, this show isnt a mere sci fi show, its a fathers desperate attempt to reunite with his son despite the consequences that will most likely occur.Its not just scifi, its an emotional journey for each character on the show. simply put this show is for everyone and i simply cannot comprehend why it has such low ratings. oh well, at least this impeccable story has a chance to wrap up.
I can't get enough of it! The whole cast is excellent. I do have to say Walter couldn't be portrayed by a better actor. It was as if the script had been molded around the actor. But they all seem to fit perfect around there rolls. Awesome stuff!
Fringe brings creative producers, creative logical ideas, amazingly telented cast with great characters.
Before i started watching this show i was like all about supernatural stuffs (vampires, werewolfs..) ... But this show brings sci-fi excitement, entertainment; by shape shifters, perraral univers, earth elements and awesome unexpected terrorism, mind blowing science technology..
Best character: walter bisop. Very well acted. I take this as one of the Interesting and unique character.
Best episode: Peter. The episode Excitement, gave me goosebumps scene to scene. Emotional experiences. Revealing the biggest most interesting secret. Just luv it...
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Blair Brown I would like to high light them acted very well. others are doing well too...
I like this show. It isn't so different but yet totally different, in my opinion. I think Fringe has come to the point of its storyline to end the series. The way season 4 ended (besides the observer showing up in the last few seconds) would have been perfect way yo end it.
Love the show cannot stand the girl who plays "Olivia" however. A good headstrong female lead I guess, but she's just predictable. Same things over and over. She's either obsessed with finding a solution, headstrong, angry, confused or wallowing about being different. If they had a better main character MY GOD this show would be legendary. For now, it's just a great watch however.
After seeing the show for the fifth time I have seen the bold guy the first time, in episode 3 at time 39:23,25 and 39:23,40 in the train when Olivia is walking true the train you see her first at the back than the bold man is at the right in the window, then the camera position is turning award Olivia and you see him in front of her when see passes you see him at the back of her, then the scene changes to the station.
This show may be the most unique thing that has been on television in a long while, and its a shame that not many people watch it. Everyone should watch this show of scientific brilliance. It brings new creativity that shocks the viewers mind and allows you to imagine the impossibilities of life.
I started the show about three weeks ago and I didn't think that I would like it. Why ? Cause I didn't get hooked when I saw a few minutes of episodes on tv a while ago. I also thought that the first season was okay and when I went on watching I realized that it completely won me over. Walter is hi-la-rious, I LOVE when he's on drugs - which is most of the time - and Jean the cow is just priceless ! I love how everyone interacts with one another and how they've gotten close to being a family. I just love the show, and now I'm at the beginning of season 4 and I'm freaking the f*ck out because I was so shocked by the season 3's finale that I'm trying to find ways to process what happened and trying to find something to watch to take my mind off it. I really love the show, I've come to the conclusion that you can't always hang on to normality and expect to be pleased throughout the whole series, but so far I have been. Anyway, it's gonna be weird when the show's over...
i thought this season would have been a perfect chance for them to finish the whole fringe story properly. but hell no...
walter bishop is great and so is nina sharpe. everyone else are not quite so good... too long. have a graceful death. like hero. it would be much better than keeping something in old age alive for too long!
This series has everything to be a great series. Opening a window into another dimension can either be a good a thing, or a bad thing... and in this case, it was a bad thing. Thanks to a cientist named Walter Bishop, a window into an alternative dimension of our world, where so many things are different from ours (especially technology). He and his son Peter are the basis of this series, where we see their relationship and all the troubles they face, while trying to save mankind from the evil versions of themselves from the dimension, in order to stop Armageddon.
The whole mythology regarding the series is priceless, and I really love the way certain gadgets and inventions help the characters. A big 9 is in order for this one. I highly recommend it to everyone.
AND I'd like to say,good n bad,everyone is right.Seasons1-2 Olivia is the star,she's the woman's woman.I like how they all intermesh w each other.The person that said he was pist bc the Peter/Olivia/Fauxlivia WAS totally forgotten about.Then ,I dont know...I 'member the 1st time I watched it;Season 2 in the middle.I thought "x-file redux".THEN I got the box sets and was captivated by what I saw...
MAYBE they had way too much flack about 2 universes,thats why they stopped it.And to the girl "that don't get the show"-maybe u should do what every1 does=start at the beginning..
I love Fringe,great and original ideeas and someday I hope its almost as big as X-FILES was;but that depends on Season 5...
For all the sci-fi geeks and science minded people, fringe offers one of the best combination s of drama and science...
From season one until date , ever episode has been progressively captivating... I hope the budget of the show remains the same as i can see it entering the big league of top ten TV shows, if it already hasn't...
Ever since i watched it in the first season i cant get enough of it. Best show by far, it has all the factors that make it honestly the best sci/fi drama out there. Cant get enough. Pretty pissed its the last season next season but overall, hands down best show!
I really love Fringe for it's story, scenes and actors. This series opened my mind toward things that I wouldn't have thought possible. I can keep on writing for days explaining what I love about Fringe but I will conclude it in one sentence "Ending the series, is the worst news I heard in 2012.
This is not a LOST wannabee. The only thing that connects them is that at heart, they're about love. Yes there may be strange and wonderful displays of advanced science (though LOST went to the more supernatural side, while Fringe has stayed on the science side), but it's a character story.
I'm so overjoyed that Fringe was renewed for it's 5th and final season. It's sad it's going to end, but we're getting a conclusion! Thank you FOX for doing something right for once!
Im crazy bout this series... Keep download it from iTunes.. Curiousity, Amazed, Thrilled... Mix it all up... Need to watch this guys.. Its so logic, rational and real.. makes u wonder if human really that smart, anything possible, so nuclear or suicide bomb is nothing!! We talk bout Human Bomb.. Biotech so crazy.. I dont think Indonesia is good enough to learn this..
1 thing a bit annoyed is Dunham sometimes would sacrifice ANYTHING to save people life.. Like push the prof back to mental hospital or anything.. i even think she would sell her body to rescue somebody life..
I have been an avid FRINGE viewer for every season and I am not yet ready to let go. This show has been one of the only scifi shows to have piqued my interest to this extent and there is absolutely ZERO other shows like it. It is original and extremely thought provoking in a way that no other show can compare to. If FOX cancels FRINGE, I will be very heartbroken.
The sci-fi show that stole my heart is now 4 years old and I have to say it's probably my favourite show of all time. The characters are amazing and I'm in love with Anna Torv. This show has episodes like "White Tulip", "Ability", "Over There Pt. 1-2" and "Entrada" that makes me ask why shows like this are not popular and have low ratings. The show started weak but it really finds a personality in the middle of season 2 and then comes what I think is the best season a network show has ever created... Season 3. If you like complex shows like "Lost" or "The X-Files", watch the pilot right now.
No matter how some people may feel about it. It's intrinsic play on detail is phenomenal. I cannot lie. I'm from England and just don't get the luxury of ("as it comes on I'm viewing") But you know what? I download it cause I can't wait. I love it too much. It's my TV highlight for the end of the week. If the ratings are low, then I'd be inclined to say that many by way of the internet are doing the same as me. Such is the way with such great meaningful shows. I have every single episode to date.
Keep Fringe on TV! Not enough Neilson viewers I guess but they are making a mistake if they don't watch this show..Once this show leaves the air and Law and Order SVU then TV will be taken over by reality! Not cool.
Side Note: why they keep cancelling Bryan Fuller and possibly cancelling J. J Abrams shows. They should have there own network.
When Fringe premiered 3 years ago, it was great and its continues to be the best thing on TV. The stories are intriguing and every episode grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the very end. I think everyone should watch it.
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