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(Onion AV Club)   An examination of the most controversial episode of The X-Files, "Home"   (avclub.com) divider line 13
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2013-10-16 10:13:27 PM
6 votes:

Mugato: My favorite episodes were the ones with the alien invasion arc until I figured out that they had no idea where they were going with it.


That show set the absolute platinum standard for the "we have absolutely no idea where this is going but feel confident that if we keep layering in enough bullshiat it'll all eventually come together" theory of television writing, and it held that title without question until the third season of Lost happened.
2013-10-16 10:37:13 PM
4 votes:

2wolves: I thought they killed the newborn because it was male and they were hoping for a girl to replace dear old Mom.


I definitely thought that. That the episode's director said they killed the baby to stop the genetic line or whatever makes no sense at all. I don't care if that's what this discussion says is the reason. It only makes sense that they were desperately trying to continue the line and needed a female. That's the only way it makes sense at all.
2013-10-17 05:59:59 AM
3 votes:
I figured they got rid of the baby because it was too inbred messed-up to grow into a big healthy monster....
2013-10-17 02:52:22 AM
3 votes:
Home certainly was great but the best episode was "Jose Chung's From Outer Space". Such a clever and funny script.
2013-10-16 08:51:58 PM
3 votes:
I thought they killed the newborn because it was male and they were hoping for a girl to replace dear old Mom.
2013-10-16 08:13:48 PM
2 votes:
That episode was awesome. How often does a show actually manage to get under your skin like that?
2013-10-17 09:37:21 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-10-17 08:51:04 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: Pocket Ninja: Mugato: My favorite episodes were the ones with the alien invasion arc until I figured out that they had no idea where they were going with it.

That show set the absolute platinum standard for the "we have absolutely no idea where this is going but feel confident that if we keep layering in enough bullshiat it'll all eventually come together" theory of television writing, and it held that title without question until the third season of Lost happened.

True, and they didn't even paint themselves into that big a corner compared to Lost. Aliens,government cover-up. The movie even made sense, sort of. But Lost was just completely off the rails.


The problem with X Files was they layered just a little too thick to get it completely out of the weeds by the end. In so far as writing they almost completely wrote themselves out of the hole they dug but just barely missed nailing it.
2013-10-17 05:51:14 AM
1 votes:
The episode wasn't scary, it was perfectly executed.
2013-10-17 03:33:15 AM
1 votes:
I wish I had seen it.

Well, off to bittorrent...
2013-10-17 03:31:20 AM
1 votes:
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...
2013-10-16 10:10:17 PM
1 votes:
My favorite episodes were the ones with the alien invasion arc until I figured out that they had no idea where they were going with it.

/Gillian Anderson is still hot
2013-10-16 09:15:55 PM
1 votes:
Jesus, this one and the one with the dude that eats livers and squiggles through walls...Tooms? I think? Totally creepy. Loved that show
 
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