No threadshitting intended, but I’m taking a pass with this one. I’ll follow the thread, just to see, but not watch any episodes. I’m curious to know, are they going to address that half the world’s population died in a realistic manner, or just handwave it away.
The mini season was insultingly bad, and I’m not going to be fooled again. If it turns out to be good, I’ll be glad for the loyal watchers. But I’ll never know.
Ordinarily I’m strongly against “it was all a dream!” twists, but the last episode of last season was such a stupid mess that finding out it never happened was almost a relief.
However, the revelation that the CSM impregnated Scully with science (SCIENCE!) was gross and disturbing, and not in the way I would expect or want The X-Files to be gross and disturbing. I didn’t recognize the old clip from the episode where the CSM apparently drugged Scully and put her to bed (I think I’d quit watching the show by that point), so this was a very unpleasant out-of-left-field surprise for me.
Last night’s episode is getting much better reviews, but I still found it to be only OK. Vastly better than the mess we got the week before, but I found this to be a weak stand-alone(and partly mytharc) episode.
Is there a chance this entire season is in their head?
After the opening fight, I said to my wife, “This isn’t real. They are trapped in a simulation or something.” That did not happen, but it still felt like it to me.
And…last week wiped out Season 10 finale so neatly, it also makes me wonder if this is all a dream.
X-files wouldn’t do “it’s a dream” for an entire season now, would they?
I watched last week’s and didn’t think much of it one way or the other. I went to watch this week’s and fox was not playing nice with chrome. I watched the first episode AGAIN and didn’t even realize I had seen it already until the end when the guy tries to smother Scully. A whole hour of my life I won’t be getting back. Twice!
I did get last night’s Langley one to work. I did enjoy it a lot more. I, like most people who have watched from the beginning, liked the mythology episodes at first. Even the first movie. But I grew weary of it and now I’m over it. I like monsters of the week and weird stuff that needs investigating. I’m even ok with the new mini mulder and mini scully taking over. I just can’t spend much more of my time on earth trying to parse what the CSM is saying. Is it true? Is it a distraction? Is it really him or an alien in disguise? etc etc. I’ve been doing this longer than some people on this board have been alive.
The first ep wasn’t quite as horrible as the last season, but god damn Chris Carter is fucking incoherent. This is the same guy who wrote The Post-Modern Prometheus, one of the finest hours of television ever. What happened?