The X-Files Mini-reviews: S3E21 to S4E02

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.”

By B.J. Keeton

B.J. KEETON is a writer, teacher, and runner. When he isn't trying to think of a way to trick Fox into putting Firefly back on the air, he is either writing science fiction, watching an obscene amount of genre television, or looking for new ways to integrate fitness into his geektastic lifestyle. He is also the author of BIRTHRIGHT and co-author of NIMBUS. Both books are available for Amazon Kindle.


  1. Hey, that's the awesome thing about stuff like this. Even if someone else is doing it, they won't have the same perspective on the show you will, so your mini-reviews would be unique. Go for it; I'm a huge LOST nut.

  2. I tried and tried to stay away from "Lost" because I knew I would be hooked, and of course I was once I gave in πŸ˜‰ Watching all the back episodes now, definitely getting more twisted as time goes by!

    Thanks for the encouragement, I think I will give it a try πŸ˜‰

Comments are closed.