Before we let ourselves get too excited about "Fringe," let's remember the cardinal rule for a first episode: It is no predictor of how good or bad the series may be.
That said, "Fringe" looks like a pretty good bet to give us the willies, creep us out - and pull us into each episode as if by mind control.
The premise packs a punch: In today's world, areas of "fringe science" (like mind control, teleportation, astral projection and genetic engineering) aren't just wild ideas, but may actually be happening, practiced by a sinister, billion-dollar corporation called Massive Dynamic (slogan: "What do we do? What DON'T we do!"). Read more