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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2010, 06:55:21 PM »
Okay, I'm heading home.  Have fun, Matt.  Get drunk before you hit the space writer episode (I just checked -- it's episode 20 of season 3, so you're approaching it fast).

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2010, 07:00:28 PM »
Ahahaha fucking Ryan Reynolds is guest starring in shit one.

I meant to type "this one" but "shit one" came out and that's just as well.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2010, 08:53:51 PM »
That episode was a hilarious clusterfuck as well with awkwardly shoehorned sexual tension in there. It's like "hey, we know that there's sexual tension... we just don't know how to write it."

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2010, 03:04:39 AM »
man.  you guys are just skull-fucking my childhood here. 

i remember getting so psyched about the X-files pilot and when i watched it i couldn't even make it through without covering my eyes.  shit was scary back then.  i remember every friday night i commandeered the little TV for myself (a tube set about the size of a small microwave) and watched the first two shows of whatever was on ABC's TGIF back then and switched over to Fox for the x-files.  my dad was way into it also.  eventually we got the first three seasons on VHS.  X-files was like a sacred cow in our house.  i even, yes...purchased a deck of the Customizable Card Game (think Magic: the Gathering).  I had a "I want to believe" poster just like Mulder did. 

So don't think for a second that this show didn't hit on all levels for its target audience: 12-14 year old boys in the 90s. 

of course, after reading through this whole thread and knowing exactly which episodes you're talking about, it does come back to haunt me.  it's probably an awful show.  but can you name me one FOX show before 1999 that wasn't god awful and is still watchable today?  and you can't say Married: with Children, because if you think that, then you'd probably vote for Palin, you gigantic revisionist douche.
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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2010, 11:40:41 AM »
Somewhere mid season 3 they seemed to stop trying to do funny things and decided to wink at themselves whenever they needed to. The episode with the guy who could mind control people wasn't bad. Now we've got another token Native American boogeyman episode.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2010, 11:47:22 AM »
They just had a vibrating toilet filled with rats. lol

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2010, 10:39:46 AM »
I'm at the space writer episode? I mean it's bad but I don't get why you'd say it's super bad. I'm only 30 percent of the way through so maybe it'll take a turn for the worse sometime.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2010, 11:31:10 AM »
Hmmm Jesse Venture Alex Trebek, a hackneyed story that makes no sense on any level and bashes Mulder the entire time... it's like they thought they were mature enough to go super self-referential and pop culture and failed on every possible level.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2010, 12:52:44 PM »
Skinner is the victim of a succubus. Hmmmm.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2010, 12:53:21 PM »
You have to at least appreciate the fact that they really don't give a shit about any sort of internally consistent universe. Only after you've lost everything (that makes writing make sense) are you free to do anything.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2010, 01:11:55 PM »
I think we just hit the frog monster episode!

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2010, 03:37:15 PM »
Okay someone explain this to me: Skinner knows about this conspiracy shit or whatever. Like, he's experienced enough messed-up things and seen enough backroom dealings and knows there's bad people out there. Why the fuck is he just assigning a lone conspiracy theory nutjob to weird cases like that will do something?

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2010, 09:16:33 PM »
Because Skinner likes his 50" HD TV, swimming pool, and private education for his kids.
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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2010, 08:02:20 PM »
Ugh, I just got to the episode where the family of inbreeds keeps the mother underneath the bed and fuck her. This is one of the few genuinely stomach-turning episodes I've seen.

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Re: The X-Files Sucks (I Hate the 90s)
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2010, 08:09:02 PM »
That's 'Home,' IMO, one of the top-ten most horrific programs ever aired on network television.