We have them in the Moviepilot editorial team 50 best sci-fi series since 2000 chosen. Fringe – FBI Borderline Cases lands on Place 10 and, as a network series that aired weekly from 2008 to 2013, stands out against countless other genre representatives. Why? This doesn’t have to remain one of the mysteries that the series itself was so fond of opening up.
What Makes Fringe so Special as a Sci-fi Series?
FBI Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) receives the order in Fringe to work with the mentally unstable scientist Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) and his skeptical son Peter (Joshua Jackson) to work together. The task of her unusual department is to To investigate crimes related to inexplicable phenomena: i.e. events that take place in the fringe of realit
After 5 seasons with exactly 100 episodes Fringe ended eleven years ago. The series of JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci initially caught the fans who then started X-Files and Lost were looking for new mystery entertainment to puzzle over. But we were kidnapped into a world that was exciting only gradually took on stronger science fiction features. It was precisely this reinvention within the series that made Fringe stand out from the crowd because it developed its concept further instead of standing still and perhaps boring us at some point.
While the first season of Fringe established the tone, the series later began to establish its sci-fi identity more and more. This development only made the long-running narrative all the more exciting because it gently took us by the hand into the unknown. Alongside the characters, we discovered a larger universe and found a well-thought-out mythology.
Experimental sci-fi crime thriller: Fringe impresses with a successful concept and strong characters
There was an overarching narrative in Fringe that cast pale men as “observers” in world history and one of Leonard Nimoy led mysterious company (Massive Dynamic) as an opponent. Still, the sci-fi format mostly stuck to one easily consumable case of the week, in which the series rolled up new exciting crime mysteries from episode to episode. That offered one Anchor in the narrative that made us increasingly doubt reality.
To the strange to eerie discoveries The sci-fi series included human experiments gone wrong as well as spontaneous combustion and dangerously hardening amber gas. In a spirit of experimentation, Fringe also threw in an animated LSD episode every now and then.
The sci-fi escapades were always held together by the strong cast. While John Noble’s scientist skilfully oscillated between the image of forgetful grandpa and megalomaniacal researcher, Anna Torv (Mindhunter, The Last of Us) the partly aloof narrative with its down-to-earth style.
Fringe found his Sci-fi niche between wonderfully pseudo-scientific explanations and successful thought experimentswhich prepared us for parallel dimensions with doppelgangers and broken world walls long before Marvel introduced its multiverse in the cinema.
While her Fringe until recently stream for free Unfortunately, the sci-fi series is currently only available to rent or buy, for example at Amazon *, available.
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