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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
PostPosted: Mon October 28, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Sure, but I don't think it's the arc from seasons 1-6 that people have an issue with.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Agreed, but PJ isn't the only classic to go off the rails at the end. I don't really have a problem with discounting the last season or two, especially considering the amount of episodes per year.


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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It's good TV all the way along, I wouldn't discard the last two seasons. It's still great, just not "magic".

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Well, LOST has some wheel spinning, for sure, because of that issue. But the good news about that show is that the creators always envisioned and end. They wanted an end date ASAP and fought to wrap up the show. They wanted an announced five year run from the beginning. ABC negotiated into a six year deal, with seasons five and six being truncated.

Point is, the creators ended the show on their terms (for the most part). And they had a clear end in sight. If that's the only reason you didn't give that show a go, put your mind at ease and go watch it!

I should also mention that Michelle Rodriguez is cancer to me. what season does she show up in? I'll watch the ones before that.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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So this show has a cult following, there's no denying that. What some cult followings suffer from is blind appreciation. Does this show stand up well after so long? I am tempted to give it a nudge.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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1-6 (and the movie) = flawless

the rest is GOOD

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Yeah but you like everything.

Anyone else?

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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I started watching this a year or so ago and loved it. I only made it about a dozen episodes in before I stopped but that's only because I got distracted with other things. I've got to get back and pick it up again.


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Done.

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following

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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:


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Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:

what??

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malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



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what??


What do you think the main plot was?


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Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:

what??


What do you think the main plot was?

your face

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malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:

what??


What do you think the main plot was?

your face


goddamn it


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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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Facial plot. Mission aborted.

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durdencommatyler wrote:
Well, LOST has some wheel spinning, for sure, because of that issue. But the good news about that show is that the creators always envisioned and end. They wanted an end date ASAP and fought to wrap up the show. They wanted an announced five year run from the beginning. ABC negotiated into a six year deal, with seasons five and six being truncated.

Point is, the creators ended the show on their terms (for the most part). And they had a clear end in sight. If that's the only reason you didn't give that show a go, put your mind at ease and go watch it!

I should also mention that Michelle Rodriguez is cancer to me. what season does she show up in? I'll watch the ones before that.

:lol:

Season Two. But you can't really skip anything on LOST. But you're supposed to hate her. So you'll love it!


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I actually think the X-Files conspiracy arc (at least through the sixth season, the conclusion of the initial arc) hung together more than people give it credit for. Not flawlessly, but I think a lot of it does fit together.

Absolutely.


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Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:

what??


What do you think the main plot was?

your face


goddamn it

I think she's talking about the mythology stuff
Spoiler: show
the Syndicate and the Invasion and all that
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 Post subject: Re: TV: The X Files
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durdencommatyler wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
Harry Lime wrote:
malice wrote:
first few seasons aren't as interesting as far as connected story lines, but otherwise they were fun. it's not until they start getting into the main plot that it becomes worthy of cult like following



:?:

what??


What do you think the main plot was?

your face


goddamn it

I think she's talking about the mythology stuff
Spoiler: show
the Syndicate and the Invasion and all that
.


pretty much- basically, the earlier shows in the series were (to my memory anyway) more involved with establishing the show as weird, edgy, a little gory at times, and 'different' as a tv show - there really wasn't anything else like it anywhere that I can think of at the time - it was a must watch show every week.
some of that effect isn't terribly interesting nowadays though-

the really interesting plot lines that began to bleed through every episode were what remained the most interesting and involving parts of the series, and I could watch those shows a hundred times without being put off by them.

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