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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:45 PM
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I am watching every "X-Files" episode in order, from beginning to end. The films, too.
Not in one sitting, mind you.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:46 PM
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1. I would only watch the "mythology" episodes and the movies.
Cause I didnt care much for the freak episodes I was more interested in the story arc.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:44 PM
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8. I'm inclined to agree, but some of the monster of the week episodes are great.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:28 PM
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10. Hum Bug is one of the best episodes IMHO
Another of my favs is "Ronnie the Vampire" with Luke Wilson. It was kind of jokey but not as much as the episodes that followed it.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:51 PM
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16. You're insane. And I say that as one who has no training in psychology whatsoever
I can't stand most of the mythology episodes. Ponderous and plodding, and you knew in every single one of them that there would never be anything like a satisfactory resolution. Or even a partial resolution. However, I admit that I really kind of liked the first film (haven't seen the second).

Here's my yardstick for determining if an episode mostly sucks:
1. It's about Scully's cancer, how she got it, or how she got rid of it
2. It's about Mulder's sister, how he lost her, and how he might/might not have found her

Either of those criteria is usually enough to make me want to hurl before the closing credits, but YMMV.

IMO the one-shot episodes were much stronger and more entertaining, because they let the characters cut loose a little more and be themselves. For me, all of the memorable moments from the series come from the one-shots.
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lizerdbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:47 PM
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2. Obviously you are cool
I have all the DVDs and movie and I did the same thing. I saw the second movie in the theater but didn't care for it much.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:42 PM
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6. The second episode was essentially a two hour monster of the week episode.
I prefer the mytharc myself.
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lizerdbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:47 PM
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14. I slightly prefer the monster of the week stuff
but after the entire series I was expecting the second movie to involve the giant alien conspiracy. That's the only reason I was kind of disappointed. I think it could have been a great first couple season episode if it was shortened.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:48 PM
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3. If you did it in one sitting, you'd end up like the Flaming Carrot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Carrot

:P

(I'm watching Babylon 5 in order at the moment. At the end of Season 4 now...)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:39 PM
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4. I did that two years ago. Took me months.
Enjoy!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:41 PM
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5. when does it jump the shark?
:shrug:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:35 PM
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12. It jumps the shark
when it's obvious that the mytharc episodes are going NOWHERE.

Which took about 5 seasons, IIRC.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:48 PM
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15. I think it does okay until "Biogenesis." Then things go downhill but quick.
Although I think the real jump doesn't occur until "Existence." I quit watching after that (well, until the finale, which was actually good). No point.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:44 PM
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7. You just reminded me that one of my friends has all of my X-Files DVDs.
I MUST get those back from him.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:13 PM
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9. How was the second movie compared to the first?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:29 PM
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11. Very different. It's like a two hour monster of the week episode. No conspiracy mythology stuff.
It's a pretty enjoyable flick if you're an X-Files fan though.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:41 PM
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13. Thanks, I might check it out this weekend.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:30 PM
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17. That sound? Not the pipes. It's Tooms.
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