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X-Files: Season Five

by Rob Friesel

Season Five of the X-Files begins as an immediate successor to Season Four before veering off into what feel like wildly different directions.  The characters are the same, the paranormal elements are (usually) there, but something about it isn’t quite parallel.  Mulder’s new-found skepticism is a big part of it.  It’s as though, after coming […]

X-Files: Season Four

by Rob Friesel

Coming off the heels of Season Three, the fourth season of The X-Files is a bit of a strange animal.  Whereas Season Three took a lot of chances with the narrative and let itself unpredictably intersperse humor throughout, Season Four seemed a return to the the otherwise dark and heavy subject matter that was more […]

X-Files: Season Three

by Rob Friesel

After the thrilling, cliffhanger ending to Season Two, A. and I were more than ready to get to the next developments in the series.  Too bad we had a “Very Long Wait” ahead of us in the rental queue1.  It was worth the wait though.  The writers for Season Three have found their stride and […]

X-Files: Season Two

by Rob Friesel

The X-Files – The Complete Second Season (Slim Set) As I mentioned in my discussion of Season One, it has been about ten years since I have seen The X-Files; and as I mentioned there, the series seems to have held up well over time. Happy coincidences seem to have us re-watching these almost as […]

X-Files: Season One

by Rob Friesel

About 10 years has elapsed since the last time I saw an X-Files episode. While I would not say that I watched it religiously during high school, it was certainly a favorite. Who but Chris Carter was doing anything interesting on TV during the 1990s? It was somewhat amazing to me that Fox — the […]

X-Files: Season One: Eps. 4-8

by Rob Friesel

Following up on my first X-Files viewing post: Conduit. Season one, episode four. Back to the central alien theme; Duchovny nails Mulder and brings out the combination of quirk and moroseness that is this character’s hallmark. On the DVD series’ first disc, this is by far the best episode thus far. It has nuanced variations […]

X-Files (1st 3 episodes)

by Rob Friesel

I would estimate that about 10 years has elapsed since the last time I saw an X-Files episode.  While I would not say that I watched it religiously during high school, it was certainly a favorite.  Who but Chris Carter was doing anything interesting on TV during the 1990s?  It was somewhat amazing to me […]