A friend on Twitter opened my eyes to the idea of mini-reviews about TV shows. I love reading his Buffy the Vampire Slayer reviews in my Twitter feed, so I figured that since I was working my way through The X-Files, I would post a sub-140 character review of each episode as I finish them. I wish that I had been keeping up with this from the beginning, but I have not. So we are starting somewhere near the end of Season 3.
I thought that those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter might get a kick out of it as well, so periodically, I will collect a handful of these minireviews and toss them up here to document my progress through the series and my thoughts on it. I am contemplating doing this with Stargate SG-1 as well, so keep an eye out.
X-Files S3E21 – “Avatar” – Walter Skinner finally went from merely an interesting character to an entirely sympathetic one.
X-Files S3E22 – “Quagmire” – Fantastic extended metaphor regarding similarities between Mulder and Captain Ahab at ~32 minutes in.
X-Files S3E23 – “Wetwired” – Still not a fan of Mulder’s new informant. TV-based mind control is great self-aware commentary
X-Files S3E24 – “Talitha Cumi” – Feels like #LOST in that more questions are asked than answered. Mythology is getting convoluted.
X-Files S4E01 – “Herrenvolk” – X gone = good news. Great Mulder/Scully convo in the hospital. I want to know more about the ABH.
X-Files S4E02 – “Home” – One of the few legitimately creepy episodes so far. Love the foreshadowing of Mulder calling Scully “mom.”