Modern usage of term "romance" usually refer to the romance novel, which is a subgenre that focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people; these novels must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." Despite the popularity of this popular meaning of Romance, other works are still, occasionally, referred to as romances because of their uses of other elements descended from the medieval romance, or from the Romantic movement: larger-than-life heroes and heroines, drama and adventure, marvels that may become fantastic, themes of honor and loyalty, or fairy-tale-like stories and story settings.
Dana Doggett wrote: I shake my head in disappointment that he did end up ruining it/threatening it when he chose to put them together in a boyfriend/girlfriend type relationship. Mulder and Scully deserved better treatment than that, they deserved so much more than what Carter created for them.
Now I'm depressed.
scully_hair wrote: the cerebral nature of their relationship
SpecialAgent88 wrote:Mulder and Scully are the heart and soul of the X Files; they are the characters that Chris Carter created, but it was the characters themselves that created the romance, not the creator. And we as fans continued to be fascinated and continued to follow their journey.
The chemistry between David and Gillian is what brought the characters to life and fans loved them, faults and all, which helped solidify just how intense of a bond Mulder and Scully have because both characters are not perfect. No matter how many other characters came into their lives or their lives changed or disagreements they encounter, their relationship endured. Mulder and Scully are deeply connected both spiritually and mentally and are together because their relationship is like no other; it’s exciting and magical and challenging all rolled into one; and Mulder and Scully would not have it any other way.
And to be very honest, neither would I………….
maurisap wrote:On my gloomiest day, the romance between M&S can put a smile on my face and warm me inside.
the host wrote:I mean, there weren't compromised or forced scenes between Mulder and Scully like trying to show their attraction or love. There are many shows with a man and a woman as the main characters (like Bones, Castle...) which have the need to create scenes were both characters are found in an embarrassing situation, like when they're too close to each other and there's an uncomfortable silence as if they were going to kiss. Those kind of situations that make it obvious that they attract each other. And they use it from the beginning of the series. In TXF it was not necessary.... But sometimes I feel like they're trying to recreate the UST between Mulder and Scully and they don't know how to do it! It's not the same. Cute, but not the same.
GillyDreamer78 wrote:For you Quest! But I'm sure you've seen these. Some people say it's a manip and some say it's not. The rumor is that there was a video on YouTube some time ago and Frank said that the kiss was not scripted but David and Gilly wanted to do a take with a kiss. Well, here is what he said, I'm sure you remember we discussed this.
The kiss was not scripted, but David and Gillian wanted to do a take with a kiss, so it was filmed. I honestly don’t know whether 20th Television has saved all the unused footage from the television series.
Later I read that Frank was talking about "Memento Mori" kiss and not PMP kiss, that he got confuesed. So we still don't know if PMP kiss really exists. Some people swear they had seen it on YouTube years ago. OK, here are the pics:
And from a different perspective: