Saturday, June 16, 2018

X-Files Revisted

So I watched The X-Files from the beginning through the 9th season, a season I did not really get into because the show was about Mulder's obsession for a truth about aliens among us and without Mulder, the show was less interesting, less fun to watch, and less believable. It required Scully to switch gears and put her skepticism aside and take on the Mulder obsession, which she did not do well.

So now I am watching the new X-Files and once again, right off the bat, Scully is as inconsistent as ever. Her know-it-all skepticism is back with a vengeance and I'm ready to turn off the show in the middle of the first episode of season 10 because tat feeling of poor writing and betrayal of character is back with a vengeance too. I watched episode 1 through to the end and sure enough, Scully does another complete 180 (how can anyone take her character seriously, the inconsitencies in her character reduce her to little more than a sail in the wind attached to Mulder's tail). Then, as if to flaunt viewer stupidity, the smoking man returns as the enemy when he was looking out for Mulder in the last few seasons and burned alive on camera in the last episode of season nine.

It'll be interesting to see how they explain this. The super soldier DNA, perhaps. So why is he aging into decrepitude like any ordinary human?

First, though, There'll be some odd semi-comedic horror stories.

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