Fringe is an American science fiction television series. Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which includes Agent Olivia Dunham; Dr. Walter Bishop, the archetypal mad scientist; and Peter Bishop, Walter’s estranged son and jack-of-all-trades. They are supported by Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick), the force’s director, and Agent Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole), who assists Walter in laboratory research. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes. The Fringe Division’s work often intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called Massive Dynamic, founded by Walter’s former partner, Dr. William Bell (Leonard Nimoy), and run by their common friend, Nina Sharp (Blair Brown). The team is also watched silently by a group of bald, pale men who are called “Observers”.
If you like person of interest and sherlock then fringe is for you. The interaction of intelligent quirky personalities and great dialog is perfect. You need to watch this show. I personally hated it when it came out because there was so many other things to watch on tv. Now since the herd of decent shows on tv has thinned, I have started watching the fringe and I am impressed. Good pacing, good stories, characters that operate in a realistic fashion and great over-arching mythology. If you haven’t then go watch this… X-files might have been the father but this is the genius grandchild. Really watch it. I highly recommend it.