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Like it or not, the X-Files are back

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by I Should Coco, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I know there are plenty of former X-Philes on here. So let's speculate on why the show is coming back, and what we think of it once it airs Sunday night.

    The critics are already teeing off: What Do Critics Have To Say About The New 'X-Files' Season?

    I am curious, more than anything, about why they couldn't let it rest in peace. I suppose they had that stand-alone, "freak of the week" X-Files movie in the 2000s that showed Mulder and Scully had settled into some sort of domestic tranquility. My guess is this six-episode reboot will return to the alien conspiracy plotline.

    No grumpiness here — I'll be watching. If Han Solo and Princess Leia could return as aged Star Wars characters, our favorite FBI agents can, too.
  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The X-Files were the reason I got a TV when I moved to Toronto (after having to watch the first 2 episodes at a friend's place) so I'm in.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't think I have liked Gillian Anderson in anything she has been in since the X-Files. Maybe I'll like this.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Really? I thought she was amazing in "The Fall".
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  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She was fine, but I think she always seems to have the same kind of icy demeanor in her roles.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It wasn't that good after Duchovny left. The movie in 2008 wasn't very good. This probably won't be that good.

    But I'll watch.
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  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'm torn on abbreviated-season reboots.

    24: Live Another Day was incredible. Heroes Reborn is an abomination.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    24: LAD was fantastic. The reboot that Fox has sent to pilot? That will probably be a steaming pile of shit.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    If it is truly episodic, I might watch.
    I think I have hit the wall will serialized shows.
    'The X Files' in its prime was great because it combined longer story arcs with actual complete episodes.
  10. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Honestly the heck with Sepinwall. How bad could it be? I'm really looking forward to this.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Go to IMDB and look at what Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have done since the show went off the air. I think that answers the question as well as it can be answered.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Duchovny and Anderson have been successful. Californication was a hit. He's written books. Been in several movies. Anderson has also been in a bunch of movies and has been a regular in a few TV shows, especially in recent years. Both have fine careers even if they haven't approached the success they had with X-Files.

    Carter, I don't know that he's done anything else of note.
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