Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R: Re-watching the series from the beginning

OK, so when I started this month of X-Files I was in the midst of watching the show from the very beginning. It seems like a simple task, but really it's not, and here's why:

  1. Those first three seasons are so dark and the endings so dismal and the plots so scary that they are really hard to get through.
  2. If you are really into the shippiness that doesn't really get any air time until late in the 4th season.
  3. So many people around them die and then there's the cancer.
  4. Um, Season 6 (my favorite season) isn't until um, approximately 100 episodes in.
Watching this show (and, it's two movies) again made me notice things I'd never noticed before.
  1. I don't think I'd EVER seen the episode with Lance Guest and the invisible elephant.
  2. Doggett and Reyes are pretty amazing characters.
  3. MOTW are way more fun than alien episodes and there are more MOTW epis than I thought.
  4. EVERYBODY did a guest stint on 'The X-Files'...fo' realz...Jack Black, people!
  5. There are some definite shifts...DPO is the first major one...finally a little laughter amongst all the death and then there's the definite shift out of Canada, after the first movie is another shift, Seasons 8 and 9 are also major shifts.
It took me three months to watch the whole series...using mostly Saturdays and Sundays, and frankly, now I'm feeling a little lost and I'm not really sure what to do with myself...

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean, going through the books & the movies all at the same time with the lord of the rings and the hobbit got me detached from reality for a long time, I shouldn't do anything like that again. But I really do envy you for getting to re-do X-Files again, a great show.



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