Fringe: Season 5 Reviews

June 26, 2018
The focus here is clearly on the characters, which has always served the series well in the past. Something tells me that strategy will work here again as Fringe comes to a close.
June 26, 2018
It's storytelling highs are some of the best ever done in the science fiction genre. It continually delivered to its devoted fans. There was virtually no chance of a disappointing ending.
June 26, 2018
The nods to the past are sweet, but what any real Fringe fan wanted from these last episodes was a farewell to the characters we've come to love that feels emotionally satisfying - and on that level, this series finale more than delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2018
Fringe's final two hours were constructed as a big, action-packed adventure, an outline that served its finale well...
June 26, 2018
At some point, Fringe kind of fell in love with change for its own sake, and it wandered away for long periods from what powered its finest moments - the complex bonds among Olivia, Peter and Walter.
June 26, 2018
Unlike Lost, which expanded horizontally as its story lines multiplied, adding characters like mayflies, Fringe has expanded vertically. It has maintained an equally challenging narrative... while concentrating on a core of three characters.
September 28, 2012
Whether through laughter, tears or countless other emotions, there is rarely a time when I am left untouched.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 28, 2012
We're all in this together, Fringe fans, watching to see how these last 13 episodes play out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 28, 2012
There's still hope for this story and this world, and as usual Fringe viewers will have to be patient to see that hope spring forth.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.7/10
September 28, 2012
It's classy, inventive sci-fi with shades of Doctor Who, Looper, The Matrix and The X Files.
September 28, 2012
Over five loopy seasons, Fringe never once lost sight of that mission -- hunting down an answer to the question of what makes us "us."
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 28, 2012
As Fringe's ambitions have grown, the sense of real risk, danger, and punishment have diminished to close to nothing as the series nears what will likely be an inadequate conclusion.
September 28, 2012
Just know that Fringe has such a strong emotional component that the feelings continue to matter at least as much as the fringe-iness.
September 28, 2012
We'll stick with this remarkable series to the end.
September 28, 2012
Going into its fifth and final season, Fringe has proved itself to be the one and only true heir to Lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 28, 2012
TV's best sci-fi series returns.