Author Topic: The X-Files  (Read 3542 times)

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #20 on: 05 Jan 2018, 07:58 »
So, who has seen the season 11 premiere yet?

Overall I quite liked it. Much better than My Struggle I and II but not without its flaws. A lot of people were really pissed off about the twist (mostly Mulder/Scully shippers). I thought it was quite a clever twist. What did you guys think? (Spoilers hidden please)

Re: The X-Files
« Reply #21 on: 05 Jan 2018, 08:26 »
I thought the season 11 premiere was pretty good, and a smart update for 2018. The pivot from, "I want to believe" in XYZ paranormal thing or "Let's get to the bottom of this/that conspiracy" formula that was the bread and butter of the 90's incarnation into a more, "Ok, the UFO stuff, yep, there's some scheming elites, yep, that's happening, let's fight it," was a smart move, in my opinion. It's a different approach from the original, but different in a good way that makes it relevant to 2018.

The only thing I thought was a little iffy was the sections with Mulder's internal narration track that didn't really work for me in the way that the Blade Runner cut with Harrison Ford narrating the film didn't work for me. But it's not a make-or-break deal, I think. Still give it four Roswell news clippings out of five.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #22 on: 05 Jan 2018, 13:07 »
Wait, they've just premiered season 11?
Thanks for the heads up! :-D

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #23 on: 10 Jan 2018, 22:38 »
I've seen it now, and boy, is that some way to follow a difficult cliff-hanger

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It was all an hallucination!

Why has no one thought of that yet? I liked season 10, but this episode was pretty bad compared to that. The voice-over didn't fit at all. Based on the ham-fisted continuity I am pretty sure the twist is just some melodrama, and that he's lying.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #24 on: 18 Jan 2018, 23:23 »
Those last two were a lot better, as good or better than season 10, as I recall.

I only saw a few seasons of The X-Files when it was originally aired, a long time ago. I don't remember Mulder being so Hank Moody, is that new?

Did everyone take their bread pills?

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #25 on: 18 Jan 2018, 23:36 »
I only got around to seeing “This” yesterday and just watched “Plus One” 5 minutes ago. Both pretty solid episodes, reminiscent of old X-Files and without the cheesy time stamp references to smartphones and Google that plagued season 10. Plus One is especially old-school. My only gripe was the overacting of the guy who played Chucky. I know was supposed to be mentally ill but it was quite OTT.

I’m no big shipper but I’m glad Chris Carter is addressing the relationship, if only for the fact that he has finally shut the psycho fanfic shippers up for a while.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #26 on: 23 Jan 2018, 11:05 »
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My only gripe was the overacting of the guy who played Chucky.
Well colour me gripeless, because it just came to my attention that not only is ‘the guy who played Chucky’ not a guy, but is in fact the same actress who played his sister Judy (who is also known among fans for playing the mother in the amazing episode ‘Home’).

I won’t retract my ‘overacting’ comment but knowing she played both parts does change it a bit. And clearly she played a dude well enough to fool me so I’m impressed.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #27 on: 27 Jan 2018, 20:19 »


This ride never ends.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #28 on: 31 Jan 2018, 21:36 »
"The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" was HILARIOUS! (laugh)(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)
There were soooo many ideas, topics, gags, easter eggs and even great flashbacks. One big fat homage to the awesomeness this show once owned and still does!

Did you guys get that huuuge USA criticism behind the career of Reggie Something? :D

Chapeau, Darin Morgan!

What did you guys think?

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #29 on: 09 Mar 2018, 01:01 »
I just watched episode 7 and it was incredibly bad. The lowest point so far, like a café's "No WiFi, look at each other" sign in episode form.
Not sure why they keep aiming so low, it feels like they want to appeal to the casual viewer way too much.

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Re: The X-Files
« Reply #30 on: 09 Mar 2018, 02:31 »
I haven’t seen 7 or 8 yet. It seems like they’re really trying to recreate the mixture of good horror/cheesy fun that the original series had. On that, I think they are succeeding. But they’re not taking into account that TV drama in general is just so much better now than it was in the 90s. The cheesy/fun episode just don’t hit the mark like they used to. There is so much more life in The X-Files, with or without David and Gillian, but if they keep making more they are going to have to start playing it straight otherwise it will become a parody of itself.