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Sci-Fi Month: Fringe TV Series


As part of Sci-Fi Month hosted by Rinn Reads I’m sharing one of my favourite TV series… Fringe!

I have to admit that I’ve never been big on science-fiction TV shows. I enjoyed the occasional sci-fi movie, but never series like The X-Files or Doctor Who (sorry!).

When Fringe aired on Dutch TV I was interested, because it looked kinda shiny, but I never thought I’d love the show so much. It starts off with Agent Olivia Dunham joining the Fringe Division of the FBI. Together with Dr Walter Bishop, a slightly demented scientist, and his son Peter they solve cases that are beyond natural causes. In the first season the episodes are all self-contained case-based stories, but after a while a red thread develops between the cases, and the bigger picture is revealed.

Because of being busy and stuffs I haven’t been able to watch the final season yet. I can’t believe it’s over and there won’t be any new ones! Fringe has the perfect combination of suspense, reality and science-fiction, humour, love and family.

Have you ever watched Fringe? Do you have any recommendations of science-fiction shows that a Fringe-lover should watch?

And Walter has a cow in his lab. Cause that’s how he rolls

Did I mention the Observers? These bald hatted guys are in every. frigging. single. episode. They scare the hell out of me

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  • Ana Eileen

    Did u like the ending? Unfortunately, I did not =/ I loved this series from Season 1 though middle of season 3 and then… I was a little disappointed, but the ending just blew it for me =/ I’ve only watched loose episodes of Doctor Who and am starting from episode 1… again ;P I <3 sic-fi :3

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      I still have to watch it! Didn’t see the final season, they stopped airing it in the Netherlands (so lame). I’m going to try some Doctor Who soon too, I keep hearing such great things about it that I feel like I’m missing out

      • Ana Eileen

        I won’t (obviously) spoil the end of the series for you, but I got so sad because the ending was so so bad imo =( And yeah! Try Doctor Who. Try and ignore the bad cgi and effects of the first seasons, lol, but I can say to you that the story is worthy, specially if you like sic-fi ^^ (And, yeah… basically, despite I loved the beginning of Fringe, lo they DID copy the whole idea of the Time Lords loosely but very copied, lo, in their Observers. But Time Lords are better. And now, since I watched Fringe to the end, I am gladly watching Doctor Who, since it is really better :3 I hope you enjoy it too :3

        “By the way, did I mention it also travels in time?” – The Doctor about the TARDIS in episode 1. I’ll never forget that :3 If you watch it, you will understand why lol lol lol :3

        • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

          I’ll give it a whirl soon, and let you know what I think! (: I really have no idea what to expect, haha

  • Rinn (Rinn Reads)

    Fringe is on my Netflix ‘to watch’ list, and I definitely think I need to start it soon! =D

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      You should! (: In my opinion it’s the best recent science-fiction series out there

  • Brooke

    LOVED this show so much and was sad to see it end. I liked the ending tho. I thought it was perfect. I am surprised you did not like XFiles if you liked this show, since they are very similar.

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      I think I might have to try the X Files again, I only watched some random episodes, and never really got into it. Glad you enjoyed the ending though

  • darlene

    If you have Netflex, there’s a show called Haven. It’s a town in Maine where a FBI agent goes to solve a murder than finds out the town is full of supernatural citizens.

    • http://www.nyxbookreviews.com/ Celine

      Sounds interesting! Sadly it’s quite impossible to have Netflix with a Dutch Paypal account. But I’ll check it out, thanks Darlene