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(Onion AV Club)   An examination of the most controversial episode of The X-Files, "Home"   (avclub.com) divider line 63
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2013-10-17 04:17:27 PM

ThatDarkFellow: One of many awesome episodes. I'd go on my favorites list but I'm sure they've all been mentioned by now.

/he sang the shaft theme. I DID NOT!


Bad Blood is my favorite of the "funny" episodes. Written by "Breaking Bad" creator, Vince Gilligan.
 
2013-10-17 04:23:09 PM

Whatthefark: Yeah, "Home" was creepy. The creature in "The Host" episode creeped me out too.


Ah yes, beloved "Flukie" - played by writer Darrin Morgan, writer of some of the best episodes, like "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'." Brother of one of the guys who wrote "Home" - Glen Morgan.

/long time, devoted X-phile
 
2013-10-17 05:00:36 PM
silvervial:
Bad Blood is my favorite of the "funny" episodes. Written by "Breaking Bad" creator, Vince Gilligan.

Agreed on Bad Blood, but I also like Small Potatoes, with Darin Morgan as the shape-shifting loser and also written by Gilligan.

Now I'm imagining Gillian Anderson as Skyler White...
 
2013-10-17 05:02:52 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: My fave is the Flukeman who hid in a Portapotty. Also Humbug was pretty creepy. But Home does take the cake for just being effed up. I liked the mythology eps in the first 3 or 4 seasons but then it got too darn confusing..


had a client that did this at the rose festival.  he took photos for fap material. only saving grace was that he edited out any kids, cause that would have been farked up.  /csb
 
2013-10-17 06:15:50 PM

PanicMan: thamike: The episode wasn't scary, it was perfectly executed.

This.  One thing about the X-Files, it was so well made.  The lighting, the music, just everything.  Even though there were episodes that were just complete nonsense, well I just didn't care.  It was still great.


It's a classic.  And it allowed for Fringe to happen. Fringe is like the anti-X-Files: Fringe would have sucked if it had stayed episodic (and in fact, it had started to. see: vampire club girl episode) and not had a broader story, X-Files should have stayed episodic and kept the undertones mysterious instead of actually going for catharsis.

But I admit I still loved the lame X-Files too.

Holy balls, I just remembered it's still streaming on Netflix in all its bingeworthy glory.
 
2013-10-17 06:39:16 PM

thamike: It's a classic.  And it allowed for Fringe to happen


And Supernatural. Supernatural's sort oft he same thing, only with no hot girl. They have monster of the week episodes and also an overall story arc. And they break the 4th wall like X-Files did.
 
2013-10-17 07:35:51 PM

shortymac: AverageAmericanGuy: Mike Chewbacca: AverageAmericanGuy: I wish I had seen it.

Well, off to bittorrent...

You could just watch it on Netflix streaming, and the people who made the episode would get a little bit of money.

Tell Netflix to support Japan and I'll be right there with them.

In the meantime, I'll enjoy their artistic endeavors. Which, if you think about it, is why artists do what they do.

Get either unblockus or HOLA unblocker for chrome.


I'll make the effort when Netflix makes the effort. Until then there's a universe of stuff on the torrent channel.
 
2013-10-17 08:27:08 PM

Mugato: thamike: It's a classic.  And it allowed for Fringe to happen

And Supernatural. Supernatural's sort oft he same thing, only with no hot girl. They have monster of the week episodes and also an overall story arc. And they break the 4th wall like X-Files did.


And CSI. CSI took a lot from the X-Files.
 
2013-10-17 10:21:28 PM

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2013-10-17 10:45:55 PM

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I still get a chuckle when I think that he was a lifetime smoker who had quit before he got the role of Cancer Man.
 
2013-10-18 12:01:51 AM

silvervial: ThatDarkFellow: One of many awesome episodes. I'd go on my favorites list but I'm sure they've all been mentioned by now.

/he sang the shaft theme. I DID NOT!

Bad Blood is my favorite of the "funny" episodes. Written by "Breaking Bad" creator, Vince Gilligan.


Was that the one with the garlic breadsticks?  Because that was funny.

//Scurries off to Teh Googles
 
2013-10-18 12:04:24 AM
I remember seeing this on TV, didn't realize it was banned.
 
2013-10-18 03:14:41 PM

Shedim: Fun Fact: One of the Peacock brothers was played by Gillian Anderson's boyfriend at the time.

My wife and I have been watching all the non-mytharc episodes in random order: we skipped this one when it came up. We also skipped the one with the volcanic fungus, which was a shame because I wanted to see it...


Man, then you skipped two of the best episodes. Don't tell me you also skipped The Post-Modern Prometheus? That is still my favorite episode of all time....perhaps of any show....ever.
 
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