Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Reanimation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series, co-created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. The story revolves around three unlikely colleagues - a beautiful young FBI agent, a brilliant scientist who's spent the last 17 years in a mental institution and the scientist's sardonic son - who investigate a series of bizarre deaths and disasters known as "the pattern." Someone is using our world as an experimental lab. And all clues lead to Massive Dynamic, a shadowy global corporation that may be more powerful than any nation.
The Fringe is a mix of gritty crime drama, high stakes corporate power and human passion. A mysterious phenomenon known as "The Pattern" is the driving force behind the story line. The characters are easy to relate to and I enjoy the comic element injected by Walter. I have just watched the first 2 episodes. I strongly recommend watching the DVD extras about the stories and characters. But, only AFTER you have watched the shows.This helped me to understand some parts of the storyline that didn't make sense to me. I am excited to get the next disc of the series.