The X-Files: Season 10 – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews The X-Files: Season 10.

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amrothery
Guest
I’m with you on monster of the week episodes generally being stronger than mytharc episodes, and that goes double with this brief run. Going to have to disagree with you on Miller, Einstein, and Mulder’s mushroom samba–the first two were a nice was of showing just how far Mulder and Scully have grown as characters, and the third allowed for a Lone Gunmen cameo (which earns it all the points as far as I’m concerned). My favorite part of the entire season was where we saw their visions of the life William could have had–both good and bad. My biggest… Read more »
happymel
Guest

I’ve never seen X-Files until I caught part of the first Season 10 episode. It wasn’t bad. However, I’m juggling so many shows that I can’t add another one.

Salosandre
Guest

Watch the first three seasons on Netflix sometime if you have it. It’s some of the best American television out there (granted it’s definitely a product of the 90s). I don’t think anything after season 5 or maybe 6 is even worth watching to be honest. Also, since so much of the X-Files best entries is made up of stand alones, you can easily google a “viewing order” guide online and only watch what you want to see. there’s no real need to see each season from start to finish unless you want too.

Salosandre
Guest
I was excited for the X-Files return, but also very.. concerned. I strongly believed the X-Files was a perfect case study for TV shows that stayed around long after they should have ended just because they were popular. The mythology of the series was strong and compelling for the first few seasons, then rapidly became so convoluted and hokey that it just.. became a weight around the series neck. The standalone “Monster of the week” episodes were absolutely the best part of the series, and I’d argue the part that is most well known. Sure everyone knows the X-Files equates… Read more »
Amaranthus
Guest

I agree with you on pretty much all your major points (especially monster-of-the-week > mythology), however, I thought David Duchovny was phoning it in SO hard. I literally thought to myself, “I need to go back and rewatch the older episodes to see if he was always this bad.” Gillian Anderson is always great though!

Salosandre
Guest

Mulder was always pretty much that way. There’s a reason Duchovny was often refered to as Robotic, he’s monotone and low energy a lot of the time. There are some occasions where he breaks out of that, but it’s very much his ground state. I didn’t feel like Mulder was much different in 10, besides his oddly quick acceptance of the entire series alien conspiracy as a hoax in the first episode.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

I follow Tara from radio dead air on twitter and she seemed to not really like this season but it’s nice to see a reviewer that actually likes it but I think I’ll just skip to season 4 since you said there were weird moments on the first three seasons

Salosandre
Guest

I don’t recommend that, not all the episodes of seasons 1-3 are required viewing but there’s a lot of good stuff in them. It’s honestly some of the better parts of the series.

Timekeeper
Guest

Chris Carter became really bad as writer nowadays. But, new X-Files was interesting sometimes. Actually I’m more curious about new season of Twin Peaks wright now, if it will be aired of course. Too bad we probably won’t see continuation\proper conclusion for Quantum Leap and Sliders – two of my favorite tv shows as a child.

Rockhound
Guest
I’m a huge fan from all the way back to season 1. I’ve watched every episode in order at least four times, including one-a-day leading up to season 10. I’ve always liked the stand-alones, and the Darin Morgan episodes more than most of the mythology episodes. I have to say I’m very, very surprised you made no comment about the huge easter egg in M&SMTWM – the were-monster’s human outfit is an homage to the outfit worn by Darin McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker – the inspiration for X-Files. On the flip-side, I have to disagree with some of… Read more »
jean-luc.2305
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Am I the only one for whom the ending cliffhanger didn’t work at all? Seriously, this was the lamest out-of-nowhere sequel bait in a long time! After all these years, they give us six new episodes that are 80 percent shit and then end on, “Get us renewed, folks, and then maybe we’ll show you something actually interesting”? Well, fuck you very much!

And the dialogue! Holy shit, the dialogue! Did someone summon Aaron Sorkin’s goateed evil twin from another universe?!

baba44713
Guest
I have found the entire season frustrating and thoroughly unenjoyable. I mean, if you’re gonna resurrect Mulder and Scully, you need to give them some great material. The nostalgia goes only so far, you need actually good tv to justify its existence. And if this is the best they could offer, they might have just as well not tried at all. I’ll do a quick run through the episodes, since there is only so few of them. Episode 1 – seemingly a season-worth of plot crammed in 45 minutes, done by Chris Carter at his worst – meaning that it’s… Read more »
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