Fringe is a brilliant sci-fi series from the genius minds of J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. Fringe is a sci-fi paranormal series that follows the fictional Fringe Division of the FBI, supervised by the Department of Homeland Security. The Fringe Division uses fringe science to investigate unexplained phenomena all of which are tied to a parallel dimension. The series follows Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) as she recruits private contractor Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) to join the team so that he can help them with working with his father Walter Bishop (John Noble), who is a legend in the field of fringe science. Fringe ended with its fifth and final season in 2013 and is still considered to be one of the best sci-fi series ever made. So, if you also miss Fringe, here are some more brilliant shows you could watch.
The X-Files (Prime Video & Hulu)
The X-Files is one of the biggest series of the 1990s, also regarded as one of the most influential series the Fox series follows Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating the most mind-bending paranormal activities. The series’ original run was for 9 seasons with the series being revived in 2016 for two more seasons making the total season number 11 seasons.
Warehouse 13 (Prime Video & Peacock)
Syfy’s original series “Warehouse 13” was a brilliant blend of action, comedy, sci-fi, and supernatural genres. The series follows Secret Service agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) as they are assigned to the secret storage facility named Warehouse 13 which is located in a remote location in South Dakota, and when they hear the news of their new assignment they think that they screwed up big but in reality, they have been trusted with immense responsibility. While they think that this job isn’t really a brilliant thing at the start but as time goes they come around to it. Throughout the series the duo is tasked with finding out powerful supernatural artifacts, some of which have gone missing and some have just been discovered. The series also stars Saul Rubinek as NSA cryptographer Artie Nielsen and Genelle Williams as Leena, the proprietor of Leena’s Bed and Breakfast where the Warehouse 13 team lives.
Altered Carbon (Netflix)
Altered Carbon is one of the best sci-fi thriller series ever made at least the first season has to be. The Netflix series follows Takeshi Kovacs who wakes up 300 years into the future in a new body. As he later finds out that in the future a new technology has transformed the entire world, this technology allows human beings to have interchangeable bodies which makes death pretty much irrelevant as the rich can live on forever. Kovacs is the last surviving member of the interstellar warriors and now he has been allowed to wake up to solve a murder of a rich businessman.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Stranger Things is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix ever. Set in the early ’80s the brilliant sci-fi thriller series follows a group of children living in a fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana as one of their friends goes missing without a trace and a mysterious girl with supernatural abilities suddenly appears in their lives. The brilliant series stars Millie Bobby-Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Garen Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, and Charlie Heaton.
Counterpart (Prime Video)
Counterpart is an intense sci-fi thriller set in a world where the possibility of a parallel world is real and it follows Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) who works at the Office of Interchange, United Nations division. Howard doesn’t know anything about the parallel world because he is a low-level bureaucrat working in the system but problems arise when his counterpart from the parallel world turns out to be a high-ranking spy.
Netflix’s mind-bending German thriller series Dark is the best sci-fi and time-travel series of all time and that is a statement that millions of people will agree with. Dark begins with the disappearance of two children which later on evolves into a sinister conspiracy that involves time travel and connections that tie the whole town together. Dark ran for three seasons and with every new season, the series got better and better, which seemed impossible because every season of the series was so perfect.
The FX Marvel series everybody loved and now has forgotten about, Legion. The brilliant superhero series starring Dan Stevens as the lead character David Haller, who is thought to be a paranoid schizophrenic and is admitted psychiatric facility, but when he gets there he meets and realizes that he may not be sick after all. The series is brilliantly bonkers and completely throws out the norms of a superhero series.
The OA (Netflix)
The OA is one of the most fascinating and mind-bending sci-fi series ever created and even though the series was not completed as created by Brit Marling intended, still The OA garnered a massive following and upon its cancellation, the fans of the series were not even believing the news of cancellation to be true and theorizing that the cancellation news is a trick that the streaming platform is pulling to promote the upcoming season (to talk about this more spoils the series for those who still haven’t watched it). The brilliant series tells one of the best and most confusing stories of all time following Prairie Johnson (Marling) who return home after a seven-year disappearance, and her return becomes more and more confusing as she was blind when she disappeared but now she is not and she is not talking about the disappearance.
Lost (Prime Video & Hulu)
Lost will always be one of those shows that people will compare another shows to because during its run and even after it ended the mystery series remained at the top. Lost has a very brilliant and fascinating story involving a tropical island, smoke monsters, and time travel. While the series is highly regarded many fans of the series do admit that its finale is confusing at the very least and doesn’t do justice to the series.
Twin Peaks (Paramount+)
Even though the original David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series only ran for two seasons, it instantly became one of the most applauded series out there and the series is so brilliant that it is still talked about to this day despite it having been released in 1990 and then it was canceled in 1991, but Showtime brought the series back in 2017 for one more season which was loved worldwide. Twin Peaks is one of the first big murder mystery series that involved supernatural and occult elements in its story.
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Black Mirror is one of the most inventing and fascinating anthology series about technology and human nature. The series comments on rapidly advancing technology and how it could affect people’s lives sometimes in a bad way and other times in a good way (but mostly bad). The sci-fi series has created some of the most memorable sci-fi content for all the fans out there with every season they bring out something new and force the audience to think about how this could affect them.