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Fringe (2008–2013)

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A female FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

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Series cast summary:
 Olivia Dunham / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Peter Bishop (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Astrid Farnsworth / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Dr. Walter Bishop / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Phillip Broyles / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Nina Sharp / ... (90 episodes, 2008-2012)


The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist - who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science - and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Release Date:

9 September 2008 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Jasika Nicole has said in several interviews that the Alternate-Universe version of her character, Astrid, is on the Autism spectrum (or has high-functioning Asperger syndrome), which accounts for her statistical prowess and her disinclination to make eye contact with others. Nicole has said that her inspiration for the character comes from her own sister, who is also on the spectrum. See more »


Beginning in season one, establishing shots show the teams headquarters to be in a skyscraper which title cards identify as the "Boston Federal Building." However the building shown is actually Hancock Tower, a privately owned office building which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Boston. The FBI is located in One Center Plaza which is across the street from Homeland Security office located in the John F. Kennedy Federal Building located downtown at Government Center. Both buildings are in direct proximity to Boston City Hall, a city courthouse, police station, local NBC/CW television station and immigration offices. See more »


Referenced in A Documentary of Life: We're Gonna Get Shot (2012) See more »


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Watch It In Its Entirety And Then Judge....
28 April 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Been watching the reviews for the show for some time now and I have to say that most people are confused. Confused on how a series is reviewed. When we speak about a sitcom comedy, by just watching one or two episodes it is fairly easy to judge the quality. But when trying to analyze a series like X-Files, Lost, Fringe and so many other, one has to watch the whole bunch of arc episodes in order to have an objective opinion. yes the science portrayed every week may be a little too much but... X-Files (which I also loved) was about aliens.... So....we believe in aliens but cannot comprehend that there may be science beyond our imagination???? As for the characters, and especially for Anna Torv.......her acting (the way see looks in the first episodes - like cold and aloof) it's just the way things should be in the beginning......then she is a cold-hearted FBI agent and that is what she shows us.......everyone who cared enough to watch all the episodes till now will see how she has changed as a character (and how well acted that character is by Anna Torv - I had never seen her before). Most of the reviews here are based on the first 3 or 4 episodes.....well.....it's a whole story that has to be said.....go through the first season and see then what your reactions will be... Yet the series is not without problems, but it will get better and better. Most of the arc episodes are thrilling and most of the rest episodes are full of mad science (got to love it). The production values are sky-high...

So always keep in mind what you're judging and give it the appropriate time...

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