Fringe

Fringe

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2009
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Three unlikely colleagues -- a beautiful young FBI agent, a brilliant scientist who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution, and the scientist's sardonic son -- investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as 'the pattern.' Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.

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Astrix18414
Feb 26, 2017

Walter Bishop, what a character - Brilliant!

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joeguy
May 09, 2014

Seahorse. Half an apple. Leaf. Frog. These are symbols of the greatest mystery of all: How is it that Walter Bishop can solve anything? He'd intimidate Einstein - if he were real. Yes, another La La Land series with a 'brilliant' lead character (make that three of them) - and another one that romanticizes life for the mentally ill. Oh well, it is just a fantasy. I can hardly wait for Olivia to become Faux-livia and witness the Walternate Walter. Poor Peter, genius i.q. of 190 and he finds out he's not even from this universe. Butterfly.

jshaus Oct 26, 2013

A wonderful series that has good X-Files bones, but one with the good sense that knew when to wrap itself up, and doing so in a satisfying way. Excellent production, brilliant casting, and a story concept that holds it together despite the holes and unanswered questions.

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ellenkzhang
May 18, 2013

Great show. It's one of a few long series that didn't skip any episode. Very well written and excellent acting. It's amazing to see how far people's imagination can go, but meanwhile every blizzard case can somehow be explained scientifically. So for many moments, the cases look real. It might be, as long as human can open our minds very very widely...

xaipe Mar 26, 2013

Ridiculous fill-in-the-blank plots, plodding acting, all the obligatory fireworks: frantic chases, "special effects", explosions, pseudo-scientific discussions, explosions, iron jawed expressionless men incapable of smiling, explosions, etc., etc. This series is an excellent example of why I no longer watch TV. The high ratings are probably a result of viewers being so long deprived of intelligent, quality productions that they respond to the lesser of many, many evils.

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Linzi_J
Mar 20, 2013

In my opinion Fringe is the best TV series ever made. The story is amazing from the start but takes a certain gripping direction from the second series. This is the only series I have watched where I have enjoyed every single episode. Brilliant acted, especially John Noble as the eccentric Walter Bishop. If you have not seen this then borrow it! Kudos to JJ Abrams and all the wonderful writers.

dzomberg Nov 25, 2012

Absolutely the most wonderful show I have ever seen. And it's not the usual teen garbage; it's scientific, well- planned, and beautifully acted out. Great job, JJ Abrams! (and cast, with whom I am obsessed)

Quimeras Nov 16, 2012

If you like series such as “The X-Files”, you will probably enjoy this show. The writing is good and most of the episodes can be watched on their own (without knowing what happened in previous episodes). My only hang-up with “Fringe” is Broyles’ secrecy, which is all too often simply counterproductive to Olivia’s mission. Really, who needs a boss like him?

roadshowrigoletto May 03, 2012

The convergence of the production of telelvision shows about "fringe" thinking and thought? How did this happen? Was it not much more than television writers needed something to make television about that allowed them to make it up as they went along? And just string the audience along muttering stuff about "the conspiracy," or "the pattern"? Just wondering, as I quite like "Fringe." It can be fun. Just don't think that it's about anything but television, please.

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docjnsuss
Jan 07, 2012

The Boston metropolitan area and NYC are the main locations for season one of Fringe. Science fact as well as fringe science are intertwined in a complex drama relating to "the pattern". The pattern events are strange, frightening and gory occurences that are investigated by the Fringe Division of the FBI. Agent Olivia Dunham, Dr. Walter Bishop and his son Peter Bishop are the main characters and part of the Fringe team.Their investigations and scientific research usually involve Massive Dynamic, a large defense contractor, and a group of rogue scientists in a terrorist network called ZFT.The Fringe team ultimately develops a theory that Massive Dynamic, ZFT and the pattern events are somehow connected to a parallel universe that is beginning to merge with our existing universe. All of the series' strange events lead to the possiblity that only one universe will survive. Overall Fringe is great science fiction and drama with some comic relief from the quirky but brilliant Dr. Walter Bishop.

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Aug 26, 2011

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jgrnlees
Aug 26, 2011

Sexual Content: There are a few glimpses of characters involved in sexual activities, but sheets cover sensitive body parts.

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jgrnlees
Aug 26, 2011

Violence: The FBI's Fringe Division investigates extraordinary crimes, many of which are quite graphic in their depictions of death. Characters are also killed in more normal ways (shootings, explosions, car accidents). Scary images are common.

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