...basically a "freak of the week" X-Files ripoff based on the very thin premise that "pseudoscience has basis in fact" and there's a secret pattern that explains it all. All that really held it together was John Noble's out of this world acting as Walter Bishop. He is seriously one of the most unappreciated gems on TV.
At the end of season one, there's a major plot reveal that brings the whole show into focus. I won't spoil it, but it's the single revelation that changes the whole direction of the show. You can almost hear the writers saying "what if X was actually Y?" and then the whole concept not only clicks into place, but kicks into a higher gear.
When I watch Fringe, I don't watch for the science (what there is of it is truly awful) or the ideas (almost all of them are old hat to sci fi guys) but the character interplay. When Anna Torv, Jasika Nichole and especially Noble start playing multiple versions of the same character, often in the same scene, it is truly extraordinary television. The Fringe writers really understand that they're using off-the-shelf sci-fi tropes to put the characters in interesting places, and to that end, they succeed really well.
Of course, when you mention the "warehouse" I can't help but think you're actually talking about Warehouse 13, the quasi-spinoff of Eureka from Jamie Paglia and Jane Espenson. Like Eureka, W13 is bubblegum-and-cotton-candy TV meant to be goofball, disposable fun and nothing more. It suffers from the two leads being the least interesting people on the show; Saul Rubinek and, in later seasons, Allison Scagliotti steal every scene they're in. The plots (as such) are utterly forgettable, I just want to watch the actors snark there way through the perfunctory "find the cursed object" hoops each episode. I DVR W13 just to have something to watch during lunch once a week (I work from home). I wouldn't tell you to go out of your way for W13 but it's a harmless distraction that's charming in its own way.
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