posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 10:21 PM
This revival has been just like a great gift I never expected to get. Loving it so far. Even the crazy, nonsensical, surreal, absurdist episode from
last week lol. Only X-Files could have a lizard man as a metaphor for the futility and cynicism of modern life, then have that same lizard man be the
thing that reverses Mulder's disillusionment. Though, those sorts of episodes need to be taken with a grain of salt. They're not meant to be serious
narratively - only symbolically.
I love how this season plays like a grab bag of all the different tones and styles the series was known for back in the day. X-Files was never about
just one thing or one feeling. It was always all over the map, and this season reflects that beautifully imo. It's clear Gillian and David still have
wonderful chemistry, and seeing them on screen again in this capacity is something I never expected to see.
Though, it's also a little uncomfortable at times. It's SO spot on 90s X-Files in feel sometimes, that it's almost a little emotionally disquieting
because of the contrast between who I was back then and who I am today psychologically and personally. It's nostalgic, yes, but the nostalgia is so
strong that it takes me back to a time when this show meant something and made me feel something that it wouldn't necessarily today if I were watching
it for the first time. And it sort of... confuses my brain? Lol. And not in an entirely pleasant way.
But overall, I love it.