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 <>

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15 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch this show every week. If I can't be home I make sure it is DVR'd. I love the character Walter Bishop (John Noble). He is my favorite part of the show. I mainly watch it for him. I too didn't like it much in the beginning but then I got to know the characters and now I am addicted. It's the type of show that can keep you interested because every week it is something new but still with the ongoing storyline. (make sense?)I like all the characters and I have to disagree with other reviewers who say that these people can't act. Joshua is a very good and talented actor, he was on another hit TV show for many years (Dawson's Creek), so he's got to be doing something right. As for Anna Torv I think she is a good actress, I think that her storyline and character is why people think she is a bad actor. I don't like all the reality stuff on TV these days. I like being taken somewhere else and leaving reality behind for an hour a week. I have enough reality with my job and life and they are just coming up with dumb and dumber shows all the time. This show is good entertainment, which is what TV is suppose to be.

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