So I absolutely loved the show back in the 90's. Prolly my favorite tv show ever. Casting perfect. Lighting and sound perfect. Dialogue perfect. Storyline close to perfect IMHO. Hated to see it go, but it had run its course. Fast forward to 2016, season 10. 6 episodes, most of which I liked, though not as great as the original. Of course how could it be, actors are all 20 years older and it's tough to make up a new storyline that's as enthralling, especially with 6 episodes. It was sort of a tester I believe and people are it up and asked for more. Of course we had to wait another 2 whole years and here we are. Now let me get this straight, I will always love the X-Files and will watch every new episode, though these new ones thus far (2 episodes in out of total 10 this season) are not what I expected.
I feel like they are trying to make them more agile and bad ass than they ever were in terms of fighting and gun handling. Tonight's episode they killed more bad guys than they did in entire previous seasons. Also, I'm not digging how they are writing Skinner's character. He was their friend as has been through a lot with them now all the sudden they don't trust each other again? Why?
I always liked the episodes filmed in Vancouver with the forest scenery and the dark nature backgrounds. Was perfectly eerie and creepy much of the time. I'm not sure where they film nowadays, but the scenes just aren't set up the same. And it seems that the actors are trying too hard whereas prior it was so much more smooth and natural. I don't know, perhaps I'm missing something or not interpreting correctly. I'm just venting I guess.
I'm hopeful that I'll start to like the season more as it unfolds. I really ended up liking a few episodes from season 10 in 2016 as much as any of the old ones so there is hope yet for 2018's season. Other than finding their son William though I'm hoping for some good old monster of the week episodes and to get away from the main story arc.
Anyone else watching? What are your takes from it thus far?
Supposedly Gillian Anderson has said this is it for her, Quitting after this season. So far the story line plays to me like they are writing the end of the series. I too would love some more monster of the week shows.
Regards, Kent j
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Don’t get me wrong I’m still a huge fan in general and the old x-files is still the best show ever IMHO, but this season is not delivering this far the way they used to. Hopefully tonight’s “doppelgänger” episode will improve it.
Okay that one was decent. Started out meh, but I ended up liking it quite a bit. I like Mulder and Scully as a couple it’s fun. I still don’t know for the life of me though how she can be skeptical of ANYTHING at this point. To write it in that she is trying to rationalize what’s going on is futile and has been for several seasons. She has seen so much, including aliens, how could she doubt Mulder at all. Hell she should have been fully on board by season 3. Anyway I think we may be back on track so hopefully the season will continue to get better. Next week’s preview looks pretty kooky though we will see. Some of my favorite ones from the past are the more lighthearted funnier ones though.
I understand that there are only six episodes this season and no future seasons, correct? If that is in fact correct, I wonder how they will tie it all in to conclude things. Especially with William the son.
Regards, Will G.
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Tonight’s was pretty good actually. Darin Morgan has always directed some of the best lighter hearted funny ones over the years. Last season his was my favorite and this one didn’t disappoint either. This season is turning around some thankfully.