Well, Fringe can be a liiiittle creepy, but it is THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD. It's about abnormal events happening and the FBI is investigating them. Agent Olivia Dunham is investigating these events, but she needs the help of mad scientist (HE IS SOOOO AWESOME) Dr. Walter Bishop. Buuut, he's in a mental institution, and she needs family for her to be able to visit him. So she needs to find Walter's son, Peter Bishop, who is a nomad living in Iraq.
The rest is history.
(Beware: Skip the first part of the first episode. I remember there are some unsavory parts in the first few minutes, but you'll see why it's important to the storyline. LOL.)