Fringe: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Sep 9, 2008
Air date: Sep 16, 2008
Air date: Sep 23, 2008
Air date: Sep 30, 2008
Air date: Oct 14, 2008
Air date: Oct 21, 2008
Air date: Nov 11, 2008
Air date: Nov 18, 2008
Air date: Nov 25, 2008
Air date: Dec 2, 2008
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J.J. Abrams, the creator of Lost and Alias, teams up with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Mission: Impossible 3, Transformers) to create this highly anticipated drama series.


Anna Torv
as Olivia Dunham
Mark Valley
as John Scott
Joshua Jackson
as Peter Bishop
John Noble
as Dr. Walter Bishop
Blair Brown
as Nina Sharp
Kirk Acevedo
as Charlie Francis
Lance Reddick
as Phillip Broyles
Jasika Nicole
as Astrid Farnsworth
Georgina Haig
as Henrietta "Etta" Bishop
Jared Harris
as David Robert Jones
Chance Kelly
as Mitchell Loeb
Ari Graynor
as Rachel Dunham
Michael Gaston
as Sanford Harris
Lily Pilblad
as Ella Blake
Darby Totten
as ND Agent
Jason Butler Harner
as Richard Steig
Jeremy Shamos
as The Artist
Derek Cecil
as Christopher
Chris Eigeman
as David Esterbrook
Felix Solis
as Daniel Hicks
Billy Burke
as Lucas Vogel
Nestor Serrano
as Col. Jacobson
Chris Bauer
as Brian Dempsey
Spencer List
as The Child
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Joseph Meegar
Charlie Tahan
as Ben Stockton
Jefferson Mays
as Nicholas Boone
Leonard Nimoy
as William Bell
Christopher Britton
as Dr. Bruce Summer
Trieste Kelly Dunn
as Valerie Boone
Max Baker
as Fischer
William Sadler
as Dr. Sumner
Noah Fleiss
as Luke Dempsey
Mark Blum
as Dr. Penrose
Marjan Neshat
as Claire Williams
Neal Huff
as Marshall Bowman
Paul Fitzgerald
as Ryan Eastwick
Clint Howard
as Michael Carlin
Marylouise Burke
as Flora Meegar
Mary Beth Peil
as Jessica Warren
Alok Tewari
as Dr. Sanjay Patel
Kenneth Tigar
as Warden Lennox
Randall Duk Kim
as Dashiell Briggs
David Vadim
as Michael Kelly
Keith Nobbs
as Carl Bussler
David Lansbury
as Businessman
David Call
as Nick Jane
Albert Jones
as Witness #1
Bernadeta Wrobel
as Flight Attendant
Maria Dizzia
as Emily Kramer
Adam Grupper
as Andrew Stockton
Susan Misner
as Tess Amaral
David Pittu
as Robert Swift
Xanthe Elbrick
as Witness #2
Clark Middleton
as Edward Markham
Laurie Williams
as Dr. Miller
Diane Davis
as Bethany
Erik Palladino
as Eliot Michaels
Angel David
as Raul Lugo
Victor Verhaeghe
as Billy Willis
Sue Jean Kim
as ER Doctor
Tom Riis Farrell
as Gregory Worth
Mark Lotito
as Paul Wiles
Lisa Emery
as Paula Kramer
Trini Alvarado
as Jessica Loeb
John Boyd
as Ian Spencer
Vincent Capone
as Evan McNeil
Tauqir Shah
as Iraqi Businessman #1
Phil Nee
as Archie
Johanna Day
as Mouse Willis
Sara Wilson
as Tara Coleman
Susan Knight
as Cynthia Wiles
Rafi Silver
as Jonathan Swift
Stephen Schnetzer
as Prof. Stewart Kinberg
Jake O'Connor
as Gregory Wiles
Deborah Twiss
as ER Nurse
Omar Habib
as Iraqi Businessman #2
Ashley Roeca
as Agent #2
Sandra Daley
as Dr. Winick
Nelson Peña
as Junior Agent
Duane McLaughlin
as Todd Pears
Quinn Martin
as Orderly
Peter Fernandez
as Dr. Simon
Rick Parker
as Cow Delivery Man
Chris LaPanta
as Gavin's Man
Jared Grimes
as Teenager
Bob Payne
as Agent
Alicia Goranson
as Tattoo Girl
Ed Vassallo
as Manager
Ward Horton
as Mustang Man
Carolyn Feldschuh
as Older Woman
Lee Jay Gladman
as CDC Officer
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Critic Reviews for Fringe Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

After the electrifying start, Fringe unfolds as an uneven, unwieldy piece of work that provides very few chills and thrills.

Sep 9, 2008 | Full Review…

Fringe is probably the best new show of this season.

Sep 9, 2008 | Full Review…

It looks up front to be a mighty fine ride.

Sep 9, 2008 | Full Review…

Still, the fact that it can remind us that The X-Files is as outmoded as a first generation iPod is proof that Fringe is doing something strange and different.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The one thing that did stand out to me was the show's style. They seem to be going for a "cool" thing, playing around with some of the way they shoot and frame scenes, and it largely works

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Hopefully the quality remains high on Fringe - it's off to a hell of a great start.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The first season started with some mediocre episodes that didn't do much to separate the series from comparisons to the adventures of Mulder and Scully. But, over time, the show found its own unique identity.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Often highly entertaining - funny at times, creepy at times, and with a liberal dose of what-the-hell? - is more straightforward and plain than Alias or Lost's first episodes were.

May 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

What really makes Fringe so promising is that it is potentially reminiscent, in a small way, of the battle-of-the-sexes charm that once made Moonlighting the best hour of TV of its time.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Fringe could be one of the best shows on TV, if it just stops trying so hard.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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