Anonymous said: Why the X-Files craze? Explain.

Hi Anon, well I’m not sure it’s a “craze”, but anyway…I’ve been a fan since the show started in 1993.   At the time, it was different from any other show on tv.  The storylines are intelligent, and assume the viewer is equally intelligent, can keep up and doesn’t need to be spoon-fed the information.   The production values are so high, rivalling most tv shows on today, let alone in the early 90s - every episode was like a mini-movie, and the crew worked so hard to make sure each episode was almost perfect, and their attention to detail really paid off.  They took pride in their show, and it really shows.  And of course, there’s the amazing chemistry between David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully) - I never really understood what it meant for two actors to have “chemistry”, until I started watching this show, and comparing it to other dramas without said chemistry.  It makes you invest in the characters and the show because they are so invested in each other, and never seem to be “acting”.  This show is my absolute favorite tv series ever, no other show even comes close.  And even though The X-Files was nominally a drama/sci-fi show, they could do comedy as well (see my fave ep 5x12 Bad Blood), and over the course of the 9 year run, they continued to reinvent the show, staying true to the basic premise of the show, but allowing the characters to grow and change.  I don’t know if you’ve ever watched the show, but IMO, it’s totally worth it!!  ;)

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