Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:September 2008 - Present
Country of origin:USA
Genre:Science fiction, Horror / sci-fi elements, ensemble cast
Starring:Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, John Noble, Jasika Nicole
No. of seasons:4 and counting

From the team that brought us the excellent Alias (J. J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) this is slickly produced, well written and packed with energy.
The premise:
The Fringe Division are a small group working alongside the FBI, whose mission is to investigate any incidents which deal with the fringe sciences. Teleportation, psychic powers, genetically engineered organisms, and even trans-dimensional activity.
Brought together to investigate something known as The Pattern - a series of mysterious events that appear to be linked - the team is made up of Olivia Dunham, a tough, professional agent, Walter Bishop, a mad scientist in every sense of the word and his son Peter, who is primarily in charge of interpreting Walter's erratic thought processes.
With it's confident mix of X-Files style conspiracies, sci-fi trappings, and lashings of gore to keep the horror fiends happy, this is a cross genre affair that succeeds on every front.
An excellent cast, top quality writing and state of the art production standards make this a superior slice of modern American TV.
Great stuff.

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