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An F.B.I. 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:
Anna Torv ...  Olivia Dunham / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Joshua Jackson ...  Peter Bishop 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Jasika Nicole ...  Astrid Farnsworth / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
John Noble ...  Dr. Walter Bishop / ... 100 episodes, 2008-2013
Lance Reddick ...  Phillip Broyles / ... 90 episodes, 2008-2013
Blair Brown ...  Nina Sharp / ... 90 episodes, 2008-2012
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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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9 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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At the start of the second season, a new character, Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup (Meghan Markle), was introduced. She was a major focus in the plots of the season's first two episodes (a piece on Buzzfeed said that Jessup was introduced to be a "a new governmental foil for Olivia Dunham to spar with, and a potential love interest for Peter Bishop"), but after that, she was never seen or mentioned again. In 2014, Markle shared her theory about what happened to her character: "That role was always crafted as being recurring or a series regular. Akiva Goldsman was directing those first two episodes, and he'd been doing all that DaVinci Code stuff [Goldsman wrote the screenplays for 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons], so this idea of how science and religion coexist was very much in the zeitgeist. I think it ended up being a storyline that scared off the studio or network, so Amy just evaporated. I was intending on being [in Vancouver, where Fringe filmed] for a while, but she was just phased out. Amy maintains this air of mystery and I kind of think fans assumed she was going to pop back up again--like Amy was the one behind all of the Fringe mysteries," she said, laughing. Markle went on to play a lead role on seven seasons of "Suits"; in 2018 she married Prince Harry of Britain. See more »

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Strongest otherworldly show out there since x-files and 4400
11 August 2009 | by orpheus-30See all my reviews

When I first saw Fringe, I was immediately reminded of firstly The 4400 and secondly the X-files. Each show is similar in that supernatural incidents occur, and that only a specialized task force is capable of dealing with them. In the x-files we mostly followed the story of agents Skully and Mulder and their investigation in cases that revolved around aliens, religion and metaphysics. In 4400 it were agents Skouris and Baldwin who investigated incidents relating a group of "special" people. In Fringe, it's all about science. An investigation team researches cases where high tech inventions that border on the supernatural are being used to commit crimes, show off, or even unexplained purposes. While some cases seem to be uncomfortably similar to what we already experience in daily life, other cases are more fantastical.

There are many things to like about Fringe. The show is very professionally put together. Every episode shows a consistent progress in the storyline as the mystery unfolds. You never get the full sense of really what's going on, just as the persons in the show don't. But at the same time, you get clues and hints to what is happening, and every episode reveales a new lead that evolves the story.

The ambient music adds a thickness to scenes that would normally be tense already, and now become completely chilling.

The cast is varied and interesting enough for each viewer to have their personal favorite. Some of us will relate to the meticulous and sensible detective, while others will develop a bond with the brilliant but troubled and sometimes mad scientist. I found the acting to be very strong on all accounts, except perhaps for a few awkward interrogation scenes.

At times, so many scientific terms are being used back-to-back, that I felt like watching a Startrek Voyager episode. With Fringe though, everything is based on facts and in the rare events that things just don't make sense, the scientists in the show will assure us that they have no clue to what is going on.


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