Posts Tagged ‘#xfiles’

By: Anna Garrett
Like many others, I watched the original run of the X Files from 1993 to 2002. The brief introduction that summed up that time frame at the beginning of episode one, “My Struggle”, was a nice refresher. It reminded the viewer of the legacy that the X Files left behind and swept the rather mediocre final seasons under the rug.After meeting the stars of the show, we are introduced to Tad O’Malley (Joe McHale). He is bringing the band back together to revisit an old case, a young woman who was repeatedly abducted by aliens and now wants to have her story scientifically validated and broadcast. We are lead to believe that we are going to explore the grand conspiracy from the first series, just to have that idea turned completely around. The writers went hard and fast in the right direction. They hammered in right where they never went in the original series, the dark and disgusting turn the country took right after September 11, 2001. It’s not a surprise that Chris Carter’s shows (The X Files, Millennium, and The Lone Gunmen) withered in post 9/11 America as their stories revolved around the idea that we could not trust our government. That ran counter to the attitude of the nation at the time, when all we wanted was to trust Uncle Sam and lick our red, white and blue wounds. Do not read the reviews to find out if you should watch the X Files reboot. Watch it, and make up your mind. The band is back together, writing and acting talent alike.

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