Thanks for your review Maurisap! I have to agree with a couple of your points;
maurisap wrote: First,I felt wonderful when I heard the opening music.
Then the show started. Disclaimer: I am resentful of CC splitting M&S.
I know that he was never for Mulder and Scully being written together, but that nobody could deny the natural chemistry between GA and DD as the series went on. But surely he could have just had them as they were in Season 7 with the "are they / aren't they / give me more, I'm a shipper!
" storylines and subtle glances or touches that made fans go wild (or for those anti-shippers, scream "nooooo!"). I get that the romantic element of the show will come into play should there be a season 11, as it ALWAYS does, but they didn't have to split them
maurisap wrote: As much as I hated CC splitting up M&S, I liked that they were friends. The relationship wasn't distant.
At least this was a saving grace. Nothing would have been more awkward than "I haven't seen you since the pedophile priest"
maurisap wrote: The bad: There is no witty banter. That's the saddest part of all.
Thankfully they made up for this lack of witty banter a little bit later on in the series, however I thought they would put their best foot forward in the first episodes (or in the cast here in NZ, the first episode as they premiered as a feature length episode). Witty banter could have at least tried to salvage some of the horrible dialogue... It's as if they wiped Mulder's character slate clean, or tried to intentionally force an awkwardness / lack of chemistry. Just as a personal preference, my favourite episodes were the ones with lots of humour; Small Potatoes, Dreamland, Jose Chung's from Outer Space, Bad Blood, Clyde Bruckman, Arcadia, X-Cops.... Hollywood A.D and the scene of GA teaching Tea how to run in heels by repeatedly running back and forth in shot STILL gets me.
maurisap wrote:Next- Scully JUST NOW thought she might have alien DNA? Seriously?
Cue eye roll
maurisap wrote:How about The "not-geeky-enough" moments. Planes doing surveillance? We are way beyond that. "The 'net'? Way beyond that too.
I think it's a lot harder now for them to think of something "geeky" when we live in an age of technology where a 2 year old can use a phone better than their parents or grandparents. They came from a time of eye-witness accounts, terrible quality photos and phones without cameras. Now, the majority of the population has a smart phone with more mega-pixels than most digital cameras from the early 2000's and it's not plausible that should something happen, that someone wouldn't have caught it on camera (though I love Mulder's attempt in episode 3). We know that the government is spying on us, in fact even here in New Zealand we are aware that the GCSB has been tracking people, and there's proof! I guess what I am trying to summarize is; in the world we live in where everything is mobile, online or under surveillance, something we've all become acclimatized too, what would be "super geeky" now?
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