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Old May 7 2014, 06:36 AM   #166
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Re: The X-Files - First Time Watching

I think I might be getting tired of spirit curses on this show. I just watched the season three episode with a spanish title but I think it should have been called Attack of the Killer Cats. It seemed like they were going with Shock Value but when the episode ends, what does it all mean. Also, this episode was too dark, and took me out of the show completely. I haven't reviewed every episode, but I would say this episode might be in my bottom 5 least favorite X-Files episodes I've seen.
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Old May 8 2014, 06:40 AM   #167
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This episode was deliciously wacky. X-files isn't what I would consider a comedy show, but they did it well here with it's audaciousness and wit. Loved seeing Mulder and Scully as different personalities, and I was taken aback by seeing Charles Nelson Reilly, Jesse Ventura, and Alex Trabek in this episode. Loved the guy who said bleep all the time too.
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Old May 9 2014, 05:46 AM   #168
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I'm glad we finally got a skinner centric episode in this series. I really like him and wish we had more of his backstory. It was also nice to see Cash in this episode too.
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Old May 15 2014, 03:15 PM   #169
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This episode was deliciously wacky. X-files isn't what I would consider a comedy show, but they did it well here with it's audaciousness and wit. Loved seeing Mulder and Scully as different personalities, and I was taken aback by seeing Charles Nelson Reilly, Jesse Ventura, and Alex Trabek in this episode. Loved the guy who said bleep all the time too.
Besides the very funny nature of the whole episode, I love the layers of truth in this one. I mean, what really happened? No one can really be sure. I like how the first hypnosis seemed to bring out the false memories which the second hypnosis revealled were planted by an previous hypnosis.

The parodies/satires they slipped in were great, especially the "alien autopsy" presented by The Stupendous Yappi.

I really like how the surviving Air Force officer wasn't sure if he was even there telling Mulder about everything. Was Lord Kinbote real? Was Roky's story true, or partially true, or just a bunch of lies? The Men in Black seemed to have hypnotized Mulder and Scully, but they still remembered most of what happened. Or might have happened. There was just too much in this epidsode to list, it's a real stand out for me.
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Old May 15 2014, 03:25 PM   #170
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I think that aired around the same time Fox aired that fake alien autopsy special, no?
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Old May 15 2014, 08:34 PM   #171
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I think that aired around the same time Fox aired that fake alien autopsy special, no?

I think it was a just a month or so later.



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Old May 21 2014, 05:53 AM   #172
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With all the mysteries that Mulder and Scully have to solve, there seems like barely any time to really get to know "them" as people, and how they tick. That's why when I saw Quagmire tonight (I promise I will finish this season eventually ) the scene in the dark of night on the rock was my favorite part of the entire episode. We got a nice conversation with the two of them, using Moby Dick as an allegorical reference. As for the rest of the episode, it was pretty good, but I really wanted to spotlight this scene. It made the entire episode worth it.
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Old May 21 2014, 02:24 PM   #173
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Started watching Season 8, and it isn't yet as bad as I remember. The first 9 episodes are watchable indeed.
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Old May 21 2014, 09:05 PM   #174
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This episode was deliciously wacky. X-files isn't what I would consider a comedy show, but they did it well here with it's audaciousness and wit. Loved seeing Mulder and Scully as different personalities, and I was taken aback by seeing Charles Nelson Reilly, Jesse Ventura, and Alex Trabek in this episode. Loved the guy who said bleep all the time too.
Nah... he just looked like Alex Trebek!
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Old May 23 2014, 06:02 AM   #175
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Finally finished season 3 and started Season 4 tonight. I'm starting to wonder if I made a mistake taking so long to finish this season because there are elements that I had to read up as a refresher to understand what was going on. Part of it too is the conspiracy angle seems to be so big now that there are just too many things going on.

With that said, I liked these two episodes. It was nice seeing the bounty hunter again, and we got to see one of the drone colonies again. Was a little surprised X was killed as he was a good character. I was a little confused by him, but he was a worthy successor to Deep Throat. Still, watching these episodes did we really learn anything new about the project, like the specifics? Everything is conspiracy after conspiracy and I almost feel slightly lost. Watching this show can be frustrating some times, but I'll stick with it.
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Old May 26 2014, 05:18 AM   #176
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Home

When I first started this thread (Was it really last year? Holy Smokes), I mentioned some episodes which looked creepy and disturbing really weren't, and there was one episode some of the posters highlighted to show what creepy and disturbing was. Well, I made it to said episode tonight, and, um, that was disturbingly weird. That family has some serious issues, but they might be one of the most insane families I've seen on TV or Movies. Hell, they put the Addams Family to shame, if you can believe that.

However, maybe I'm used to seeing some grotesque violence today, but I expected a little more. It seemed like the visual effects team were warned they were on Network TV and the Camera crews had to barely show the gruesomeness of the violence. For example, the Deputy got his head cut off but you don't really see it. And if you did, it was from the distance and the guy was more of a shadowy figure.

As for the episode, like I said, very disturbing but very X-Files.

Also, I found out there is an issue with texts on Netflix which is almost ruining the experience for me, You know during the theme how they always have something there, and most of the time it's "The Truth is Out There?" Well, for some insane reason, Netflix has taken that away, some when you get to that, you get the lightning bolt and then nothing. That explains why Hail Money (From Season 3) wasn't really a favorite episode of mine. You had long stretches where a lot of Chinese was spoken and no subtitles to see what they were saying. Thanks alot netflix. I didn't know you were allowed to Alter shows. And I just talked to them in a live chat and they said they were doing upgrades and you can't rush perfection? That's the first time I've felt Netflix just blatantly lied. Not good customer service when you lie to your customers.
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Old May 26 2014, 02:07 PM   #177
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"Home" is more disturbing to me for the incest factor (ick!) than anything they visually showed.
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Old May 26 2014, 06:49 PM   #178
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I think if Home aired today for the first time most people would yawn at most of it. But back when it aired there were lots of complaints. IIRC Fox even removed it from the initial syndication package and it was a few years before it was included. There's more disturbing stuff on NBC's Hannibal.
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Old May 26 2014, 07:08 PM   #179
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"Home" is more disturbing to me for the incest factor (ick!) than anything they visually showed.
That entire family was disturbing. I did love the use of Johnny Mathis though, especially since I've had that song stuck in my head all morning.
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I watched a few more episodes last night and maybe it's just me but Season 4 is not getting off to a strong start, not at least like Season 3. Of the three episodes I saw last night, the best one was "The Musings of the Cigarette Smoking Man" and that one felt just really odd. I'm glad we go to see Cancer Man more than a few times, but I'm not entirely sure we learned anything more about him, not to mention the episode implies that it wasn't authentic.

As for the first two episodes, The Field Where I died was boring and I couldn't buy the whole Mulder believing in past lives thing. This episode pretty much said Reincarnation is real, yet it didn't give us a reason why it was saying it. It was just Melissa and Mulder talking for long periods of time, and then it ended with the most depressing scene I've seen in any episode so far. The one about the Doctors and witchcraft was also kind of uninteresting, but mainly because I'm not a fan of these type of episodes.

So far my favorite episode of this season has been Unruhe, mainly for it's creepiness vibe and it actually reminded me somewhat of DS9's Darkness and the Light.
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