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    The X-Files (Season 11)



    Welp, Chris Carter started it off with his whole Chris Carter thing.

    I'm starting to treat his episodes as Dean Koontz self-satire, and it makes things tolerable.

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    I forgot about this entirely.

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    So terrible.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Like Dad Rock but a TV show. Dad TV. Chris Carter is a Dorky Dad. Not good, not bad, just... dad.

    This was a better premiere than the last season's though.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Wait, what's the objection? You guys seemed to eat this up last season.

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    They made a really big twist to the mythos that I'm sure left a huge bad taste in most fans' mouth, but for me it was just an incredibly poorly written ep. 2/3 of it was just Mulder driving back and forth shouting into a phone.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Ahhhhhh okay. That makes sense. Can you spoil the twist for me?

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Ahhhhhh okay. That makes sense. Can you spoil the twist for me?
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    It also retconned the events of last season's cliffhanger.

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    And the episodes I liked last season were definitely not the Chris Carter episodes. In fact, I thought the episode "Babylon," which he wrote, was possibly the worst episode of the show's entire history.

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    (And yeah, I agree with the fans. That twist is legit dumb.)

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    I didn't think Carter could get worse than his work in season 10, but he absolutely proved me wrong. I didn't even make it to the twist. I couldn't stomach how fucking abysmal the writing was. I'll tune in for both Morgan episodes as well as James Wong. Anything Carter wrote is just trash at this point.

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    I'm not sure why they bothered, first episode feels so halfhearted. Pacing feels so off from older episodes. Everything is frantic.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I'm not sure why they bothered, first episode feels so halfhearted. Pacing feels so off from older episodes. Everything is frantic.
    The entire thing played like a porn parody of The X-Files minus the porn. It was just embarrassing.

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    Watching it made me want to watch Season 1 all over again.... What they were able to accomplish on that Season 1 budget is nothing short of a masterpiece.

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    That old man Mulder car chase had me thinking of the epic chase scene in Mitchell:

    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    The gun standoff scene in the car legit felt like the Chris-R scene from The Room.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Friend of mine said that the loss of Spotnitz is a big deal in terms of mitigating Carter's worst impulses.

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    2nd episode was better, more fun, some funny moments. still not great, still lots of weird 'cool-Dad-isms' (like that ending). I liked the graveyard sequence and the whole concept was interesting
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    Question: why is this thread in the 2017 forum?
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Probably 'cause I goofed.

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    I dont think the 2018 forum was made yet when this thread was made. I'll move it.

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    Quote Quoting Milky Joe (view post)
    2nd episode was better, more fun, some funny moments. still not great, still lots of weird 'cool-Dad-isms' (like that ending). I liked the graveyard sequence and the whole concept was interesting
    It's back to basics paranoia and silly conclusion jumping (the graveyard thing gave me a chuckle). It is a bit tiresome realizing that this new mysterious organization is going to be the thread of the new season, when the last one hasn't even been resolved. Carter is so bad at wrapping things.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Genuinely good stuff there with episode 3. Finally got away from the hamhanded worldbuilding and just had a somewhat simple paranormal story. Also several honestly creepy moments, like the X-Files used to be. Also some affecting scenes there between Mulder and Scully, dealing with age instead of just sort of ignoring it.

    Seemed like a take on or response to Twin Peaks though... "a dark evil unleashed in a small town"—malevolent Doubles—a Demon Judy.

    I liked it.
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    Lots of hype for episode 4... Darin Morgan wrote it. I thought it was pretty stupid. Duchovny said that Morgan hates Mulder—I can only assume with this episode that he hates the X-Files too.
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    It was diverting and intermittently engaging (I loved the re-dressed office gag, mostly) but one of Morgan's least successful episodes.

    Everything felt too much by 20 to 30%.

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