Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Truth is Out There

X-files returns! I love X-files and the adventures of Mulder and Scully, so much that I re-watch all 9 seasons every 3 months or so. Now that Vanity Fair has confirmed six new episodes, all fan-girls and boys can rejoice. X-files is cool again and being exposed to a new and young audience.

So this seems the perfect time to lay out my five favorite episodes:

1. The Pilot
Aired in 1993, this was an attention grabber right from the start and has all the little markers that fans often associate with the series. The introduction of the two main characters as polar opposites to each other; the sinister Smoking man who is ( and always will be) the devil incarnated; Scully's modest but boring outfits; Mulder's sunflower seed addiction and that poster: I Want To Believe

2. Leonard Betts
The twelfth episode of the fourth season, this started off okay and became quite creepy! Based around an EMT who can detect cancer AND THEN EATS THE AFFECTED BODY PART, he can also regenerate severed and damaged body parts. The key to eternal youth? This episode also kicked off the long running issue of Scully's cancer battle.

3. Bad Blood
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, probably because it was one of the few that didn't give me nightmares. The interaction between Mulder and Scully was very humorous and I liked that we saw Scully in a different light, funnier and flirty with Luke Wilson's character. Besides there's vampires, who doesn't love them?

4. Die Hand Die Verletzt
Bubble bubble, toil and trouble...what a wonderfully creepy episode about a group of teachers who are dabbling in the dark arts. My naughty students best be afraid, very afraid ;)

5. Squeeze
Mulder and Scully investigate an impossible set of murders that range across the ages, committed by a super stretchy villain with a taste for human organs. Frightfully delicious and downright scary. Eugene Victor Tooms is terrifying and we got to enjoy him not once but twice in the episodes 'Squeeze' and 'Tooms' until he reached a disgusting end.

Definitely watching a few of my favorites tonight and drinking loads of coffee tomorrow :)

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