The only show I look forward to every week. This is truly something intelligent. I have always loved JJ Abrams' way of telling stories. Fringe is a perfect example of good story telling. Each episode is a complete story in itself, but bits and pieces of it are part of a more grand mysterious story that every once in a while reveals itself, while leaving you wanting to know more. To enjoy this show even more, you should be familiar with string theory, and how time works. This show has an exquisite way of turning something ridiculously impossible into a graspable and understandable concept. +1 to the writers and +1 to the actors for conveying the story.
When I began watching Fringe I was hoping for a decent television program that I could watch as religiously as the X-Files. Turns out...it is just as good as the previously mentioned show. Fringe boasts a quality cast, a brilliant & intriguing idea/plot-line, excellent writing & special effects, and fast paced action sequences. This is the next generation "X-Files" and is quickly becoming my new favorite show. Each week the show follows FBI agents, a "mad" scientist (who may or may not be partly responsible for some of the things that are occurring), and his son as they investigate strange happenings and/or deaths that my be related to a mysterious person (William Bell) or those who work against him.
Everyone, saying that this show is like X-Files, while they forget few important things:
1) X-Files was a fight against government, search for the aliens, for extra-terrestrial. Fox Mulder was trying to fill this HUGE emptiness inside of him, Which was caused by wierdness in family, mostly because of dissapearance of his sister. Now this might not seem a lot at start, but after the 2nd world war, Hitler USSR and lots of another events, there was an emptyness inside of everyone on this planet, so thats why people could relate easier. This show offers very little of that and most importantly the focus of this show isnt on the same thing.
2) Okey now this is huge - one of most important thing why this show was so popular is that both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson was recognised as wolrds most sexy men/women of the year by many huge US, Uk and other country magazines! In the show they almoust never get intimate, but that intimacy was always there and it was appropriate to the viewer. Not too vulgar, not too crazy, not too hidden. It was what viewer wanted to see and what helped to relax and open his mind to the mistyrious events in the show. The characters were just awesome, something that cannot be repeated!
3) Fox Mulder was working "on his own", he was trying to find things that he wanted and find the "truth out there." He was not too different from free artist. FBI was merely a power given to him, something that "backs him up." While in this show FBI decides what and where to go. In my opinion this is something that doesnt induce too much bravery or beauty contrary to X-Files.
Conclusion: This show isnt even close to X-Files and i think developers were intended to do so. People please remember X-Files for what it was and what good memories and impressions it gave to you and watch this show as something new. As a modern and original. Hopefully it can bring us a lot of great stories.
Comparing Fringe to The X-Files seems like a lazy comparison,but,hell,the show has a rotating palm print in its opening titles.Not to mention random paranormal words flashing at you,so,is it the new X-Files. On a basic level they do seem similar but in other ways they are miles apart. The show centres on the Fringe Devision,which is a section of the FBI whose main job is to investigate unexplained scientific phenomena. The result is a show which in true X-Files tradition is a cracking good conspiracy that twists and turns in every episode. This show handles outrageous scientific concepts with aplomb and should find a home with sci-fi,conspiracy and even gore fans.
This show has completely amazed me. I never expected it for to be this interesting. The twist and turns keep me at the edge of my seat every week. I usually watch most of my shows on DVR. Fringe is one of my exceptions, I must watch live every week. I only do that with a few shows and Fringe is at the top of the list. I love Olivia and the Bishop boys. Walter's character is very well performed. I love Peters character, the mystery of his past and whether or not he's from the alternate univers has me going. Fringe can defintely compete with X-files... new mysteries and different storyline!!! I LOVE IT!
Outside of PBS, television had become an intellectual wasteland--and then, Fringe premiered. Yes, the plots are outlandish and occasionally require some suspended disbelief, but it's not always about finding all the answers--it's about the journey, and with this show you're never quite sure where that journey will take you. This is not supernatural fluff; this is pure science fiction, with a heavy emphasis on the science. Brilliant casting and tight writing make this show irresistable; I look forward to a new chapter each week. The continuing storylines are engaging and there are just enough twists to throw even the most astute mind off. Too bad the show has been given such an awful time slot, but it appears that the fans--and hopefully, the FOX network, will stick with it.
Best paranormal show since XFiles. Great plot twists, great charachter development, it gets on all cylinders. Fringe has a great Sci Fi component, from the believable to the not so believable, but its all done in great fun and excitement.
Best paranormal show since XFiles. Great plot twists, great charachter development, it gets on all cylinders. Fringe has a great Sci Fi component, from the believable to the not so believable, but its all done in great fun and excitement. They keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more, even if its an "out there" episode. They do just enough character development to make you really care and wait for the next week!
I am not a huge sci fi lover, but I definitely love fringe! I love the characters... all of them! Theyve done a great job brining it all together, and this season did a great job answering questions just enough to keep you asking for more!
Wether you like sci fi, romance or drama, youll find a bit of it all!! I cant wait for next season!!
I can't really say that this is the best scifi ever because I haven't seen them all. However, I can say that this is currently the best scifi on TV that is currently in production that I have seen. Less can be construed wrongly if I put it that way. This show is reminiscent of the X-Files, of which I was a loyal watcher. The dynamic energies between the characters and the plot just seem to raise it higher in my books. We are now two seasons into the series, and I have been at the edge of my seat during every episode. I look forward to next season and to discover what mysteries will be revealed.
This is a great show. Lots of twists and turns and just plain edge of your seat excitement. You dont know where their going with it next. I am really looking forward to this season. I sure have missed the show. I have bought season 1 on dvd and am awaiting the release of season 2. I just love it. I especially love Walter he certainly makes the show have a lighter side. It is well cast and I would make no changes in that reguard. I do hope the writers will keep up the great work and keep the sexual tension there between Olivia and Peter that is great.
Fringe happens to be a rather unusual Sci-Fi show that actually plays out as if CSi & X-Files got together and had a baby (pardon the metaphor).
The show features FBI agent Olivia Dunham(Anna Torv) who is assigned to keep a watchful eye on capricious scientist Dr. Walter Bishop(John Noble) & his more sensible son Peter(Joshua Jackson). They investigate all sorts of strange phenomena in a purely scientific perspective. Also in the show are fellow scientist Astrid Farnsworth(Jasika Nicole) & stoic FBI agent Phillip Broyles(Lance Reddick).
Just when everybody thought they can't come up with a Sci-Fi series for thinking adults, J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman have managed to do so with great results.
This is 1 show on Fox i'd definitely got into when it debuted & will keep on watching.
The first time I heard about this show I wasn't really sure what to think, but my friend urged me to watch it so I did and with doing so I became very interested in the show and all the mysteries and crimes involved with it. At first I thought it was just like another CSI, but it was way more then that with weird discoveries and cases it made it all the more interesting then any other CSI or Law and Order show could. It raises questions, theories, and thrill every-time I watch it and thats what I love about it.
Fringe continually proves itself as one of the best, if not the best, shows on television. Perhaps slow moving at first, in its three seasons it has blossomed to become a top quality show that is a joy to watch with each episode.
The cast is very strong, with roles played by John Noble, Blair Brown, Lance Riddick, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and Jasika Nicole. They bring these wonderful characters a to life, which to watch develop is a delight.
The story is very engaging. The second season really started to quicken the pace, and now that it is in its third season the plot is fully in motion. I am constantly engaged and wondering where the plot will go next.
Part of what also makes this show so easy to watch, is it feels so fresh. There are shows that deal with the weird, like Warehouse 13, but nothing quite like Fringe. Fringe definitely has set itself apart when it comes to Sci-fi and the weird. A mention should also go to the soundtrack. The OST, composed by Michael Giacchino, who, like the shows creators, also worked on Lost and Alias, does a marvelous job here. His score works perfectly to create moments of tension and intrigue and also work to give the show its own feel.
I dunno what it is about the actual visuals, but I think the look may have changed slightly over the series. I think the colours are darker and more intense. Whatever it is, I like it.
To put it all simply though, all the elements of the show work together to create a simply fantastic viewing experience. For me, this is the best show on television.
is there going to be a fourth series this show fills a hole perfectly that the x files left. it has a mix of everthing.science,horror, drama,mystery. you don"t know what"s coming next great.even the skeptics are in there with peter he"s slowly coming round. these observers are quite interesting too. what do they want? why are they here? four series would"nt cover all of that.the producers and writers of this show have realy hit on a good subject with this series and they want to be proud of what they have done.i for one can it and watch it over and over again.
Kudos to the writers for coming up with such an engaging storyline mixed with mystery, horror and science.. John Noble is fantastic in protraying the kooky brilliant scientist.. I dont think anyone else could do a better job! Im looking forward to see Anna Torv playing the good and bad guy in Season 3.. Havent got that far yet. Favourite episode has to be White Tulip so far... It is so touching & whatever Walter did, it is for his son... Im sure anyone will go to the extremes for their loved ones.. The chemistry between Peter & Olivia is intense too.. I hope things will work out between them soon.
Awesome! Amazing! Breathtaking! Never can wait for the next episode. This show is quite and existing at the same time. It's intellignt and moving. It's one of the best. I started watching this show when my friend recommended it. I have to admit, that I didn't quite like it the first 2-3 episodes but suddenly it got to me and eversince than I am very unhappy if there's a week without a new episode. I always likes scientific topics, science ficton and mysterie. Fringe has all these elements. It's nothing like the x-files, that show was too creepy for my taste. Thanks to the funny character Astrid and Walter the laughs inbetween untighten the air a little :)
So when this show first came out I thought of it as the new-age X-files and didn't take it very seriously. However it has definetly become a show of its own.
The underlying plot has obviously been thought out and every show keeps me wanting more - a rare thing in shows nowdays. Nothing that happens is simply for the sake of it. Everything ties in at some point (be it in the episode or later down the track).
My only grievance with this show is the fact that Walter has usually had some experience with whatever is going on in most episodes. However this doesn't stop me watching!
Overall, it's a great show and definetly worth watching :)
Great show with potential of becoming a sci fy classic! Im hooked! Excellent and progressive episodes with good actors. Reminds me of when quantum leap and Star Trek first started airing. Just started watching about a week ago and I had to go out and purchase the other 2 seasons. I am already on the current episode after viewing them on DVD and on Xfinity! I have read things on the internet to where Fox is thinking of canceling this show. I believe this would be a huge mistake and they should let this show run its course through the story as a long term investment. Just like some shows in the past, they didn't show their greatness until they were already gone. Fringe is still being discovered.
while i loved season 1, it never felt like the show had any direction and was unsure of where it was heading (despite the occasional gem here and there). then when season 2 landed it came out guns blazing and suddenly fringe became something unique, a show with so much depth, so many questions needed answering (while steadily supplying them, unlike lost) and characters that you could really get behind. for those of us that endured season 1, we were well rewarded. since jacksonville (midway through season 2) its been an unrelenting stream of outstanding episodes that deliver a genuinely exiting and interesting story, with season 3 being one of the best i have ever seen, so far, and no doubt fringe will keep on delivering. with a great cast, director and writers producing something really unique, what more could you ask for?
I didn't expect much from Fringe... I wasn't disappointed.
Sadly, this is yet another J.J. Abrams exercise in hyping a show that is lacking both in gravitas and in entertainment value.
Boring is just not what the doctor ordered, not that anyone really needed a new version of X-Files, but if you're going to do one, the least that should be expected is good acting and some life to the proceedings. But of course, we're talking about a show from the producer that gave us the emptiness that is Cloverfield.
Perhaps it'd be good for networks in the future to think a little more about producing interesting shows than about how to hype bad ones.
Fringe has sniffs of potential (and i do mean distant wafts) but the writers and producers continually treat the the viewer with utter contempt serving up ridiculously obvious plot developments & inanely stupid dialog. Seriously dumb TV.
I find it thoroughly thought provoking that this continues to be produced and gather the ratings when it is clearly a substandard show on all fronts. What surprises me the most is I have given this show the benefit of the doubt time and time again, "just one more episode, I keep telling my self... just one more....all the reviews keep telling me its going to get better soon". We'll I'm writing this review to inform you all It simply doesn't. Fringe is for want of a better word, abysmal TV. It has sniffs of potential but the the writers, producers (all of the production team for that matter) are treating the viewer with utter contempt, continually serving up ridiculously obvious plot developments & inanely stupid dialog. Most episodes start with promise with a cool scifi/horror / thriller undertone, the FBI attempting to bust the case using Fringe science, but every time it deteriorates into the same utter ridiculous mess of stupid non inspiring plot developments courtesy of the mad scientist and the amazing coincidence that he has performed or read about this experiment before. The show wears its X-Files fandom on its sleeve but I must say dear readers, Fringe is like a inbred elementary cretinous distant abomination relative. Seriously. After 8 episodes I'm dumping this like the festering rotting carcass that it is.
A word: Stupid.
Give me the first 7 seasons of the X-Files any day!
A grief stricken genius is busy gathering pieces of his suicidal love interest. Olivia is coming to terms with the hurt and betrayl she feels, after Peter's involvment with her alter. Will she be able to forgive Peter or not?
A medical genius becomes obsessed with resurrecting the girl of his dreams, after she gives in to depression and commits suicide. The only obstacle is that she was an organ donor, so he must first find and take back her donated body parts, despite the objections of the current owners.
The Fringe team is alerted when paramedics respond to an anounymous call and find a man who has had his heart surgically removed but is still alive.
As the case developes Olivia begins to give in to her feelings of anger at having parts of her life taken by her alter-imposter.
As the team investigates they piece together that people being attacked are all recipients of the same organ donor: the suicide victim.
As they track the man taking back the transplanted organs they find themselves always one step behind and it isn't until all the organs have been taken back that they realize who the man is.
The mad genius using his medical discoveries, has been able to keep the girls body alive while he has been recovering the missing pieces. Once he has her all put back together again he attempts to bring her back to conciousness but after doing so he gives in to defeat just as the Fringe Team discover his location.
When questioned he sadly admits that after all his efforts the girl he brought back to life was not the woman he loved but only an impostor.
Olivia is torn by the question of how Peter would not have realized that the woman he was sleeping with was an impostor. Unless of course he never really knew Olivia in the first place?
The show is trying to ride on the coat tails of X-Files and other paranormal shows, but they might as well give up now. The story line is weak at best, the characters are not only unbelievable, they are highly irritating.
Joshua Jackson is at his normal best (that is to say 2 dimensional) and what is with that so called Doctor guy... Come on this show should not last for more than 4-5 episodes, assuming that is how many they have already shot.
There is no possible reason to watch this drivel, even the most gullible Sci Fi fan still wants to see a show where the science at least remotely reflects possibility. Something they won't get on this show that is for sure.
Show presents itself as an updated X-Files , even the opening credits are very similar , the story lines to date could just as easily have been X-Files episodes , sadly thats where the similarity ends.
Some of the poorest scripts you could hope to see , riddled with cliché's and massive plot holes. The acting is passable , but only just , but then when they have to deliver that quality of script , you must have some sympathy.
This must be one of the flashiest shows ever made , special effects and flourishes in every scene , its just painful to watch , the actors & storyline take a back seat to allow the fancy effects to dominate the screen.
I really can't think of anything positive to say about the show , the storyline as I mentioned above are interesting enough, but when they are laced with shockingly poor scripts , and wrapped up with flashy effects, they are lost.
ANNA Torv who is suppose to be the leading actress of the show has given the terrible performance one could ever imagine, She is always acts WOODEN and her Weird expressions as if she is Constipating all the time adds upto the misery of the show , The only saving Grace of the show that i consider is the Mad scientist and his son played by JOSHUA JACKSON (which always reminds me of Mighty ducks) their acting is upto the mark and their characters are well written
The main problem of this show is in the Writing department the stories are very weak and seems to be Far fetched
i would recommend Viewers to watch the Best and Classic show ever to deal with Paranormal stuff " The X-files " from the scratch or if your looking for new Material.... i would recommend " Supernatural ' another great show
It's a good show when it sticks to this world and what's happening here. They have interesting views of science and some weird tech. And I like the characters. Especially at their funny and quirky moments. But I don't like the crossover episodes because I don't like mixing the evil twins with the ones I already like. But that's just me. I also don't like the boring formulaic romance. Every TV show in the history of the world makes the couple dance and dance around each other but they never get together and stick. What is so wrong with a little art reflecting reality once in a while? If people didn't commonly get into long term relationships then the human race would have disappeared long ago. So why not write that?
Can Anyone explain me what did happen with Charlie???
Didn't he died? In the fire when "the silver blood guy" toke his place?
Can anyine explain me?
On Season 2 he re-apear in episode 11. Season 2 Ep 11:
Outside, Charlie meets with Olivia and tells her he has FBI agents surrounding the building. She realizes that the head is at Laston-Hennings. Olivia checks her phone and gets the completed real-time feed, which reveals Charlie is the shapeshfiter. He attacks her and gets the name and then calls his fellow hybrid. Olivia attacks him but he overwhelms her until a bystander sees what's going on and enters the alley. The shapeshifter shoots him but Olivia has enough time to grab her gun and shoot him repeatedly until he dies.
I always get a little gleeful when I find a TV show that hits all the marks; intelligent writing, well defined characters that you can really care about, played with great depth and thoughtfulness by wonderful, interesting actors, fascinating plot lines, endless possibilities and last but not least a sense of humor...Needless to say I don't get gleeful very often. Until that is I stumbled upon Fringe. I had reservations at first due to the overwhelming comparisons to the X-Files (one of my top 10 all time favorite shows). X-Files was one of a kind and to even fathom that a show could come even minutely close to that kind of magic was preposterous. I did not dive right into Fringe. I dipped a toe in here and there catching a little of an episode now and then....THEN, all of a sudden I was hooked! I caught the episode where Charlie meets his demise. It was so fascinating and I started to really learn who the characters were. I fell in love. Now I wait with eager anticipation for each new episode, excited to see what they'll come up with next!
Simply the best show on TV. The acting is first rate and the character roles are well chosen. The only change needed might be Vance Reddick. Another actor might be better suited for the role.
The story line has been well written and in some cases almost believable. That is saying a lot compared to some of the trash now showing.
Please don't let this show die as some networks have done. Before you the network gives up it should move the program to another time slot or at worst, sell it to the Si-Fi network. The only program rival would be " 24 ".
This show basically takes all the cool science stuff from Lost and packages it in its own show. That's really good because those are the episodes of Lost that I love best...last season especially when they introduced Maxwell.
The characters are warm, and just the right amount of human the show doesn't teeter into geekdom.
I have one small gripe which I also expressed about Lost. Does J.J.Abrams like, or hate, beautiful women. I mean, he finds these incredible hotties to play the side characters, but always ends up killing them. Like that redhead in the last episode. Why couldn't they kill the bald guy? The bald guy always survives and the hot redhead always dies...J.J.Abrams tears up more "scenery" than any man should be allowed!