Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
A group of a little over a dozen of us have been watching the Star Trek In Significantly Fewer Seasons (how many? who knows? they Keep Making Star Trek series!), and it's been a blast. One of the regular co-viewers, Valerie asked me last night if I was ever going to do one for X-Files, and I thought "Man, I tried watching all of X-Files at some point, and something stopped me from following through and watching them all. I wonder what it was."
A coma. Not caused by aliens or demons or werecreatures, as far as I know.
I decided to do a Best 100 Episodes of X-Files, making ten seasons of ten episodes, but it would have been slightly padded. The X-Files, like The Simpsons, and really any show that goes on for too long, becomes a victim of The Law Of Diminishing Returns. I'll take about that when I get to later seasons.
This first season of my Ten Season version of X-Files doesn't even quite contain the original first season, as we have to set up a ton of mythology (which, I need you to inhale deeply, count to ten, ok, let it all out) is only going to get slightly resolved, and that resolution will not be at the end of the series), and really get to know Mulder and Scully.