Fringe: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)


Season 1
Fringe

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Action-packed, suspenseful, and filled with intriguing twists, Fringe is a smart sci-fi series that's compelling enough to overcome its occasionally uneven plotting.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Air date: Sep 9, 2008

When an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport and there are no signs of life, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, a scientist, Walter Bishop, and his son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2008

The link between a wildly accelerated pregnancy and a baby who ages in a matter of minutes is investigated; Peter endures his new role as his father's keeper; Olivia turns to Massive Dynamic's chief operating officer for assistance.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2008

The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters who appear to be fossilized, and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2008

Broyles asks the team to investigate a deadly explosion at a New York construction site; after Olivia uncovers a commonality between disturbing events, Dr. Bishop takes matters into his own hands.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2008

The team investigates a man who has the ability to harness electricity; Olivia is shocked by a blast from her past; Dr. Bishop uses homing pigeons to help him crack the case.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2008

A woman with a rare disease surfaces in Massachusetts and brings illness and death to everyone she encounters.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2008

When a strange parasite attaches itself to the internal organs of a dying FBI agent, Olivia suspects a connection to the Pattern; Peter and Walter tap into a dead man's brain waves.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2008

A sequence of flashing lights during the kidnapping of a young music prodigy (Charlie Tahan) leads Walter back to his former bunkmate at St. Claire's Hospital.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2008

The team investigates when a Massive Dynamic employee (Ptolemy Slocum) is so certain he is being attacked by butterflies that he leaps from a window to escape them.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2008

While investigating a string of bank robberies, Olivia, Walter and Peter find one of the suspects trapped inside a vault as if the wall had solidified around him, leading them to believe that a group of thieves has found a way to defy the laws of physics.

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Cast & Crew

Anna Torv
Agent Olivia Dunham

Actor
Joshua Jackson
Peter Bishop

Actor
John Noble
Dr. Walter Bishop

Actor
Lance Reddick
Agent Phillip Broyles

Actor
Kirk Acevedo
Agent Charlie Francis

Actor
Mark Valley
John Scott

Actor
Blair Brown
Nina Sharp

Actor
Jasika Nicole
Astrid Farnsworth

Actor
Ari Graynor
Rachel

Guest Star
Jared Harris
David Robert Jones

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Michael Cerveris
The Observer

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Michael Gaston
Sanford Harris

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Kenneth Tigar
Warden Johan Lennox

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Chance Kelly
Mitchell Loeb

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Lily Pilblad
Ella

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Ash Roeca
Agent Rodriguez

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Brian Slaten
Man 1

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Chinasa Ogbuagu
Lloyd

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Matthew Martin
Agent 1

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Darby Lynn Totten
Agent 2

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J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Alex Kurtzman
Executive Producer
Roberto Orci
Executive Producer
Jeff Pinkner
Executive Producer
Bryan Burk
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Fringe: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Fringe: Season 1

  • May 15, 2021
    100% must-see. When science, alternate realities, and great acting combined, I think that you would be wrong not to watch this series. Heads up, you NEED to watch the series in order.
  • Dec 28, 2020
    Its different than most of my shows. I was pulled in. Very sci fi but its the characters that were the strong part of the show.
  • Oct 14, 2020
    The best TV show I have ever watched in my 64 years of viewing. This show is intelligent enthralling entertainment! It is sci-fi however I know families with teens that watch together and are not usually sci-fi viewers! The character development works so well here, you become so invested in their lives and the overarching story line(s). The first season takes a while to find it's footing but if you stick with it you will be richly rewarded! Some special effects in the first season particularly, are intense at times, so do be prepared for some squeamish moments, they will pass :-) John Noble is beyond great!!, such a fun character!
  • Aug 11, 2020
    Some interesting ideas never come together despite some great work from Noble. Mark Valley is compactly wasted.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    الأكوان المتوازية خرجت من كونها فكرة علمية إلى عمل درامي يحكي في المسلسل قصة عميلة فيدرالية شابة فك لغز جريمة عالم فيزياء قام بفتح ثقب مع كون موازي آخر لاختطاف نظير ابنه الذي مات في عالمه.
  • Feb 03, 2020
    I don't understand the hype. This show is just not good... except maybe for background noise. Pretty sad that I was more intrigued by the "cypher" than the show.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    While the show remained consistently good throughout the series, it was never as excellent as it was in the first season. Season 1 was wonderfully complicated, fun, twisty and never made it clear who and even if there was an actual villain. It was a fun ride where the viewer felt as confused as the main character, where your assumptions were blown up the moment you thought you understood this cool, alternate world, where advanced technology was messy, often painful and had a price to those that used it. Season one began a story that was never truly finished. Sadly, the network decided it was too hard to follow for most viewers and demanded a simpler good-vs-evil storyline when the show returned in Season 2, with later seasons going so far as to ret-con events of season one as to be gentle on simpler minds. Never as exciting or fun as the first season which dared to challenge viewers instead of pander to them, the wonderful, quirky characters were enough a strength to carry the show for its run.
  • May 22, 2019
    What started a great series. The show is hard to explain, but you just have to watch this season to see how amazing it is. All performances were great (Joshua Jackson Can't do happy, but pulls dangerous off int he first episode very well) John Noble was easily the best performance int he whole series. He can pull off any emotion and has another character later in the series who acts completely different and Noble still does a magnificent job
  • Dec 11, 2018
    This show is amazing! John Noble deserves so many awards for Walter Bishop.
  • Feb 03, 2018
    my fav series of all time!

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