Would love to get this forum started again, as we had some excellent posters and contributors while the revival series aired.
So since several months have passed since the series' return, what are everyone's overall feelings on it?
First off, I don't refer to it as Season 10. I don't consider it part of the original series, to be honest. It's The Event Series. It's a reboot, introducing a new conspiracy and some new characters. I consider, at this time, the series to have concluded with "I Want to Believe."
CC forgot too much of the series mythology. There's nothing wrong with incorporating new elements, putting in new twists and all. I doubt if he intended the damage he caused. There were numerous ways to take the mythology in new directions; ruining so much of the original mythology was a bad call.
His writing is off. M & S are not our M & S. If CC wanted them estranged, that's fine, it's not too surprising given what we saw in IWTB, but here it's pointless. M & S do not act estranged. He did it for no other reason than to add a new twist to the dynamic, which isn't what happened. So it was a bad decision and added nothing to what we see.
M & S wouldn't have just jumped back into the FBI. CC wasn't true to the passage of time. It's like he closed his eyes, spun a globe and let his finger fall on a random season of the series, plugging M & S back into work. It's unrealistic. In my opinion, the worst traits of CC as a writer were on full display with The Event Series.
That said, the episodes by Wong, Glen Morgan and Darin Morgan are solid episodes. I enjoyed elements of The Event Series, of course. It was great to see M & S back onscreen. CC's episodes were, for the most part, rather poor. "My Struggle II" was fast-paced and exciting at points, I'll give it that. Ending on that cliffhanger was a bit reckless, in my opinion, with no guarantee of more episodes.
Would love to hear others' opinions and get these forums restarted!!