Re: Fringe vs The X-Files
X-Files lost me when it and it's fans took itself seriously. Fans think the show is basically like Project Bluebook and dramatizing real events. It presents skeptics as people who are immovably reluctant to accept new data, when the reverse is true...if presented with the evidence in the series, Scully wouldn't have been a skeptic! I stopped watching around season 3, after some Indian vision quest mumbo jumbo.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan