Having been introduced to 'The Fringe' by my sister's family (they are all obsessed by it), and having seen Series 1 on a set of DVD's they had, I became obsessed by it too. They had series 2 and 3 but on blu-ray which I couldn't play, so I had to order the complete 1 - 4 to be sent when it was available. I am mightily impressed by the everything about this series; the stories (which show the influences of, amongst others, 'Dr Who', 'Star Trek' [OS, NG, V, DS-9], and the 'X-Files'), the cracking dialogue, the production values, and not to mention the excellent performances given by everyone in the cast, not just by the main characters but by the people featured in each episode and minor characters as well. I was not a little surprised to find that the series has not won any Emmys (only being nominated in any case for Best Visual Effects). John Noble is outstanding as Dr Walter Bishop, and neither he nor Anna Torv have garnered the critical acclaim that they should have done. Given the premise of alternate universes, meaning that there are multiple versions of each character who often have very different personalities, the acting talent shown is remarkable. For British Sci-Fi fans who adopted the 'X-Files' as one of their own; who watched all the Star Trek versions; and grew up on Dr Who, and are big on the current series', 'The Fringe' should be a total winner. I can't recommend it highly enough!