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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
PostPosted: Thu January 11, 2018 4:44 am 
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This week was substantially better.

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Although Mulder and Scully walking into the New York NSA facility was pretty ridiculous.


But this is the kind of mythology episode I was hoping they would do when they came back. Not as much of a concentration on aliens, more of a focus on paranoia/the dangers of overbearing intelligence capabilities.


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This week was substantially better.

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Although Mulder and Scully walking into the New York NSA facility was pretty ridiculous.


But this is the kind of mythology episode I was hoping they would do when they came back. Not as much of a concentration on aliens, more of a focus on paranoia/the dangers of overbearing intelligence capabilities.


It was all so sooooooo far fetched though. Aliens are way more believable than 90 percent of the episode tonight. Only believable parts involved the Ramones.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
PostPosted: Thu January 11, 2018 2:42 pm 
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While better than the premiere it strained creditability even by X Files standards. That said next week's doppleganger episode looks promising and then the Darin Morgan one so the show is trending up.


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Generally agree that this was a step in the right direction, keeping a bit of the classic X-Files feel while playing some of its own notes well. There were a couple of good small moments, like when the science lady was talking about how she wanted to spend eternity with Langly and Mulder and Scully flashed each other a "WTF?" look (I can think of dozens of little moments like this that gave the show's best episodes their character and charm, even in heavy-handed episodes). Mulder getting a bit of solid evidence and then having it ripped away has been done many times before so you can feel it coming, but I liked that they avoided the obvious twist, which was that Mulder was already inside the simulation (they already did that with the giant mushroom episode, anyway). 6.5/10 (premiere was a 3/10)

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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This was one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files in a long time. This one and the reptile man thing from last year were both outstanding and far surpassed most of what was done in the final three years of the show's original run.

I LOVED this episode.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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I wasn't over the moon about tonight's episode (I really liked certain parts of it and weren't as sold on others), but it's insane that Chris Carter wrote both this episode and the shitshow that was the premiere. They were miles apart. I really liked how this episode treated Mulder and Scully; I felt like it was honest as to where they'd be at after this much time.

So far I'd agree that this season looks to be a step up; I liked these past two episodes more than anyone besides the Darin Morgan ep last year.


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Mulder and Scully banged


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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I enjoyed last night's episode, even if I thought about it more than just face value I'm sure I could pick it apart.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Chris Carter is still a fine writer. But this episode proved he should not direct anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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What's with X Files going with this punk vibe lately? The last season had Tim Armstrong, this season had The Ramones and the punk band playing at the beginning of the newest episode.

The doppelganger thing was cool but Mulder and Scully's will they/won't they fuck plot was fucking dumb.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Especially since it's not a plot point anymore. They fucked guys. A long time ago. It happened.


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They fucked guys?


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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One of them did, yeah.


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So they didn't fuck guys.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Unknown. That's actually one of The X-Files.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Last week was pretty good, except I felt the episode needed a good dose of batshit-Mulder-theorizing. You know, how in MOTW episodes he'd slowly pull everything together and then come up with a big over-arching theory as to what's going on / what caused the paranormal/supernatural case. Sometimes he's right, sometimes wrong, sometimes half-wrong. Episode didn't seem interested in that sort of stuff, just the effects, which left a hole in the middle.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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This was my favorite of the two new seasons, easily. I would love to see Darin Morgan create a series of his own, and wish he wrote more often. It's interesting that he seems to find the most inspiration writing for a series where most of his episodes seem to be about questioning the things that define it.


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Caught tonight’s episode on mute while having a burger at an Irish pub. I haven’t watched any of these new seasons, but even on mute this one made me rethink that.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Dr. guy with the MAGA hat on amongst the 'millions' that attended Trump's inauguration made me laugh. This episode is going to piss some people off though.


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