8.4/10
215,102
488 user 94 critic

Fringe 

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer
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.
Reviews
Popularity
241

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia
Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Lost (2004–2010)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pete and Myka, U.S Secret Service agents, are deployed in South Dakota's Warehouse 13 with a new assignment from an authority above and outside the government.

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.

Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines
Falling Skies (2011–2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Haven (2010–2015)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Many in the coastal town of Haven, Maine have a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Continuum I (2012–2015)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen
The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
True Blood (2008–2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
Eureka (2006–2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ask. Imagine. Investigate. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Walter usually gets Astrid's first name wrong, he always gets her last name right. See more »

Goofs

Most shots of "Harvard" are actually Yale Univ. Mostly cross campus courtyard and Old campus courtyard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Nights: Cursed (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Fringe Theme Song
By Michael Giacchino
See more »

User Reviews

 
For science!
17 August 2013 | by rach-llSee all my reviews

I first watched this show when it started airing on TV in the Netherlands. I instantly really liked it, watched it every week, until I lost track of it. A few years later, I came across some GIFs of the show and thought hey.. I know that show. That show is excellent. So I watched all of it, and then a third time with my boyfriend last year. Even after seeing it several times, it's still an excellent show. It's clever, the acting is great (gets better throughout the seasons), it has a very distinct science-theme, and after a while I found myself really becoming attached to the characters. I LOVE Anna Torv (who plays Olivia). She's a wonderful actress, and even when wearing a long, shapeless, black trench coat and hat she still somehow manages to be sexy. John Noble is of course brilliant as Walter, a character that provided me with a lot of chuckles and some very useful information (such as; eat eggs when you've been drinking, it sucks up some of the alcohol and makes you feel less drunk, and hungover the next day).

There's plenty of other actors that deserve mention, but that would take forever. Suffice it to say; they're all excellent. This show is one of my favorites of all time. It's mentally stimulating in a way that I haven't experienced with any other show to date, and you're missing out if you haven't watched it. If you are, however, the type of person that wants dumb mindless action all the time and isn't up for some brain gymnastics (more so in the later seasons), this isn't for you. That doesn't make it a bad show, it just makes you a dumb-ass. Go watch some 24 or something.


28 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 488 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fringe See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed