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Well, just finished watching all nine seasons and two feature films’ worth of X-Files. It took a little over two months. What a trip down memory lane — it’s funny how with some shows, you can remember exactly where and what you were doing when that episode first aired. Of course, it helps that this was one of the only shows I actually watched on its first run — my parents didn’t believe in cable and I didn’t get a recording device of my own until college. Enough time has passed, though, that I feel nothing more than fondness for …

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Well, just finished watching all nine seasons and two feature films’ worth of X-Files. It took a little over two months. What a trip down memory lane — it’s funny how with some shows, you can remember exactly where and what you were doing when that episode first aired. Of course, it helps that this was one of the only shows I actually watched on its first run — my parents didn’t believe in cable and I didn’t get a recording device of my own until college. Enough time has passed, though, that I feel nothing more than fondness for the show, even the incredibly bad episodes. And boy, were there some whoppers in there. Because I stopped watching halfway through its run, though, everything after _Fight the Future_ was pretty much new to me. A few more observations, in random order.

- Adam Baldwin! Playing a non-comic character! I did a double take at that.

- Oh, Agent Reyes. Where do I begin? She’s less Mexican than an OC Mexican (you know, the ones that live in Cerritos and can’t roll an rr to save their lives), and that’s saying a lot, yo. I visibly cringed when she spoke Spanish. She must have been adopted, that’s all I can say. Y’know, when I first heard that there was going to be a new character with a Hispanic last name on the show, I was all excited and going “woot, minority exposure!” — I would happily have gone on in that belief if I hadn’t watched seasons 8 and 9. In fact, I kind of wish I’d remained blissfully unaware. The Reyes in my mind for these past several years was a kickass, curvy brown girl with a trace of an accent and a sarcastic demeanor. Then there is what I see on the screen — this pallid, underfed poor man’s Sigourney Weaver, spouting some of the most inane logic-flouting theories in the history of the show. I felt a deep, sinking sadness in my little fannish heart. For shame, casting directors, for shame.

- Yep, Mulder’s just as annoying as I remembered. No, I never was a fan, how’d you guess? I did have a huge girl crush on Scully, though.

- Doggett’s actually rather adorable, in that droopy hound sort of way. I could just be vastly amused that the majority of his lines boil down to variations of “You’re crazy. What you’re saying is crazy. Is it break time yet?”

- So, like, was season 9 sponsored by Wilson’s Leather or what? Because all of a sudden, everybody and their mother seemed to have one of those long, soft leather dusters instead of a trenchcoat. Maybe Washington DC has some great outlet shopping I don’t know about, but last time I checked, it’d be awfully hard to pick up an entire wardrobe’s worth of those on a government salary.

I think I’ll stop here. Haven’t yet seen the Lone Gunmen and Millennium episodes I’ve downloaded, so the spin-offs are still on the to-do list.

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Am re-watching X-Files from the beginning, for old times’ sake. I was a huge fan for the first handful of seasons leading up to the first movie, but then stopped watching for one reason or another. I made a collection of the episodes neatly labeled on VHS! Have managed to stay pretty much spoiler-free from that point onward, miraculously enough. Though from what I heard, that was probably more because the show got so confusing that even explicit spoilers didn’t really help anybody understand what was going on. We’ll see, we’ll see.

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Am re-watching X-Files from the beginning, for old times’ sake. I was a huge fan for the first handful of seasons leading up to the first movie, but then stopped watching for one reason or another. I made a collection of the episodes neatly labeled on VHS! Have managed to stay pretty much spoiler-free from that point onward, miraculously enough. Though from what I heard, that was probably more because the show got so confusing that even explicit spoilers didn’t really help anybody understand what was going on. We’ll see, we’ll see.

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Caught up with all the _Vampire Diaries_ episodes last night. How unfortunate is it that it abbreviates to “VD”? Makes for some awkward explanations if somebody walks in mid-convo…

So okay, I admit that the show got quite watchable on its own merit from episode 4 onwards — when it managed to cut ties with most of the genre comparisons. Which can be a very difficult thing to do. Kudos to the writers on that.

Though it does seem that they must have made a pact wherein only Damon is allowed to deliver the best lines. What’s up with that? Not that I don’t enjoy the utter bitchtasticness, but it does seem rather unfair to the other characters.

Am very saddened that Gina Torres only lived for one ep. Am also puzzled that the message coming from this show’s character casting decisions seems to be “All Black women are either witches or bitches.” Really, CW, would it hurt that much to have some minority characters that *aren’t* marked outsiders? I mean, _Gossip Girl_ might have gone a little rainbow coalition in its mean girls casting, but at least it was a nice effort. “Anybody can be a bitch!” it declares perkily. I’m on board with that sentiment.

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Mirrored from The Velvet Kerfuffle.

Caught up with all the _Vampire Diaries_ episodes last night. How unfortunate is it that it abbreviates to “VD”? Makes for some awkward explanations if somebody walks in mid-convo…

So okay, I admit that the show got quite watchable on its own merit from episode 4 onwards — when it managed to cut ties with most of the genre comparisons. Which can be a very difficult thing to do. Kudos to the writers on that.

Though it does seem that they must have made a pact wherein only Damon is allowed to deliver the best lines. What’s up with that? Not that I don’t enjoy the utter bitchtasticness, but it does seem rather unfair to the other characters.

Am very saddened that Gina Torres only lived for one ep. Am also puzzled that the message coming from this show’s character casting decisions seems to be “All Black women are either witches or bitches.” Really, CW, would it hurt that much to have some minority characters that *aren’t* marked outsiders? I mean, _Gossip Girl_ might have gone a little rainbow coalition in its mean girls casting, but at least it was a nice effort. “Anybody can be a bitch!” it declares perkily. I’m on board with that sentiment.

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Epic LOL.

Jan. 24th, 2010 10:37 am
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Am halfway through episode 2 of _Vampire Diaries_ and am already falling over laughing. Baby!Angel tussling with Evil!Boone while Not!Bella mopes… epic comedy. It’s like fanfic come to life!

Epic LOL.

Jan. 24th, 2010 10:37 am
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Originally published at The Velvet Kerfuffle. Please leave any comments there.

Am halfway through episode 2 of _Vampire Diaries_ and am already falling over laughing. Baby!Angel tussling with Evil!Boone while Not!Bella mopes… epic comedy. It’s like fanfic come to life!

Epic LOL.

Jan. 24th, 2010 10:37 am
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Am halfway through episode 2 of _Vampire Diaries_ and am already falling over laughing. Baby!Angel tussling with Evil!Boone while Not!Bella mopes… epic comedy. It’s like fanfic come to life!

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