I don't see that this show has all that much in common with The X-Files
. Yes, it deals with the supernatural and the bizarre...but it never even occurred to me that any characters in Fringe
were modeled after Mulder and Scully.
Mulder and Scully were vastly more interesting than Olivia and Peter. Walter is an awesome character, and IMO quite an original one....but yeah...I agree that he's not enough to hang an entire show on, unfortunately.