Monday, January 25, 2016

The X-Files: Mein Kampf

Hello, old friend.

Last night's premiere of the 6-episode X-Files event was nothing short of "going home again." Sure, there were some awkward moments from weird uncle FOX, but then there was favorite uncle Fox that you just wanted to hug, and you just know you're home again because all the old familiar faces are there.

Let's start with a run-down with how the husband and I prepared for the return of The X-files:

8:00 p.m. - Watching Downton Abbey.

8:55 p.m. - Change the channel to FOX (this took a moment since we don't ever watch FOX and it hasn't been channel 27 for a couple years so we had no idea what channel it was now). And then we proceeded to channel surf because sportsball hadn't ended yet.

9:00 p.m. - Sportsball is still happening and we're yelling at it to go away.

9:05 p.m. - Sportsball is STILL happening and we're yelling at it to go away and that FOX better not preempt the beginning of The X-Files because sportsball is stupid.

9:10 p.m. - WHY IS THERE A POST GAME SHOW OF THE THING THAT WAS JUST ON???

9:15 p.m. - The husband runs around shutting off the lights so that we can watch The X-Files properly while I continue to yell at sportsball for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

9:20 p.m. - NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR CONFETTI! This isn't the superbowl, why are you getting a trophy? What happened to getting snow cones for winning a game? That's what we did when I played baseball!

9:25 p.m. - Oh, hello old friend.


So here are my thoughts-

:::WARNING:::SPOILERS:::SORT OF:::BUT NOT TOO MUCH:::WARNING:::

LOVED IT!

The fact that they used the original opening titles. Best. Thing. Ever. Anything else could have potentially ruined the legacy.

The first scene with Mulder and Scully on screen together brought back old memories and me yelling "Kiss already!!!"

Skinner missed the good old days, too. I missed Skinner. (I just realized I never blogged last year about going to Planet Comicon and sitting 5 feet from Mitch Pileggi and handing him napkins. And Cary Elwes.)

It seems that there is a general consensus (including the husband) that they've essentially retconned the entire mythology. So far we've only seen one episode and we've got five to go, so I'm going to withhold judgement for the time being. It still works. I mean, c'mon, this is The X-Files. Everything is one giant conspiracy. It may sound like they've thrown out the theory that evil alien replicants are taking over the world with the help of the government, but is it really so far-fetched to believe that maybe the government were working against the aliens the entire time and planning to destroy the world for their own nefarious reasons? I don't think so, but, at the same time, what if what Mulder now thinks is true is just another smokescreen to throw him off the scent of what is really happening? I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see. I have faith in Chris Carter (but none in FOX).

Anyone else notice how they always had reception on their cellphones and Skinner was able to contact them via text at the same time? How the times have changed.

Still believing that the Lone Gunmen live!

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