X-Files

I'm a 24 years young zoomer watching this show
when does it get good?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like how obvious this bait is but /misc/ will fall for it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah it's worded like bait but I'm genuinely asking. I'm on the second episode now and it's just an okay show so far. I can't see why it garnered such a big following.
      is it just the Seinfeld effect?

      It was a different time.

      It really was a different time. It never really gets that good, but I do enjoy a lot of the monster of the week episodes. I also love Gillian Anderson. It's a very comfy show.

      t. 25 year old elder zoomer

      I see. I guess I had to be there

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a different time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It really was a different time. It never really gets that good, but I do enjoy a lot of the monster of the week episodes. I also love Gillian Anderson. It's a very comfy show.

      t. 25 year old elder zoomer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're zillennials. Face it, you're not young anymore.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I definitely don't feel young, but apparently 97 is the cutoff for zoomers so I guess I'm a zoomer. Generations are pretty much made up anyway.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >97 is the cutoff for zoomers
            Only according to corporations and the lamestream media. In reality, 1993-1999 are zillennials.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zillennials

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >butthurt zoomers create their own made up word to avoid being labeled as such
              Kek.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >t. zoomie jealous of his zillennial superiors

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So the whole thing I based around 9/11? Pathetic.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thank god i was born in 2001 so im not part of this cringe term.
              Generation Zyklon is king btw. Fuck boomers and fuck millenial hipster gays that ruined everything. It's going to take a while but we're going to fix this mess and our grandchildren will think of us as gods.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You just have a cringe existence instead.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ynr the tattoo episode

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it was on earlier today on comet. scully deserved cancer after that. too bad the schizo didnt throw her in the furnace.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For you? Never.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a time machine and watch it in '94

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it started out on friday nights so only losers and nerds knew about it
      until they moved it to sundays and it blew up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Record it on VHS in '94. Label everything meticulously and fill an entire shelf with cassettes. Now go to Blockbuster and invite the cute 20 year old student who works there to come and watch them with you. Don't forget to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and leave a few pouches of Capri-Sun in the fridge.
      Now get on Usenet and subscribe to every newsgroup related to government conspiracies and the paranormal, particularly aliens. Join your local BBS and start posting long rants about how "the truth is out there". Construct a tactical tin-foil hat to protect yourself from the subspace waves that the ayylmaos transmit to implant thoughts in your brain.
      After a while your friend Brett will introduce you to cannabis for the first time and you will relax. You'll still believe all the stuff about aliens, but it won't really feel so bad. Star Trek Voyager will air and you'll begin to wonder if there are benevolent aliens out there who will help protect us from the bad ones. You'll also discover the band Incubus, and get very stoked when S.C.I.E.N.C.E. is released.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boomer here. X-Files is boring. You don't have to like it to fit in.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are Mulder and Scully the cutest couple in the history of /misc/?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Season 1 is a bit rough, I think season 2 starts to get better and by season 3 you're right into the best stuff.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's dated, but not in a way that hurts it. I fell in love with the show when I was 15 in 2008, and when I rewatched the show in full last year I fell in love all over again and even came to appreciate things I didn't like about it before. If you don't like it you don't like it.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never got this show or the argument that "muh zoomie brain doesn't get kino". Bullshit. I'm an '03 zoomer but I watched like 2 1/2 seasons and was seriously disappointed. I grew up on shit like M.A.S.H/TOS/TNG/DS9/Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks. Shows like that and I'd always hear about how cool X-files was, to the point where I started imagining all the cool stories that there would be involving aliens and government secrets. My parents would never let me watch it when I was younger, and when I finally got around to it I was like 15 and was disappointed. I can see the comfy appeal but most times it was just underwhelming and cliché, and I know they weren't the ones to make these clichés because I'd seen them in older shows and movies. So, OP, don't believe people when they say you don't get it, it's just not for you. Same thing happened with "Monk" but it's just worse "Psych"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of psycho displays donuts like that??

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm a natural born cocksucker.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love the X-Files and think it's one of the best shows of the 90s, but I understand why some people find it boring.

      Fringe did the X-Files better than the X-Files (but replace aliens with parallel universes).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Fringe
        Bleh.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In season one alone they managed to make a poor mans version of the thing, and a poor mans version of HAL 2000 but in an office building, and thats just off the top of my head.
        I really do want to like the show since Gilian is so fine, but I would much rather watch SG1 or some other "grounded" Sci-fi show.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >she so fine
          you sound like a moron. if you don't like the show for what it is, you don't like it. no one cares what you want to jerk off too.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why would I ever jerk off to a woman when I could just have sex with one?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why would you sit through a show you don't like becuse it has an actress you find attractive in it? You're like a zoomer street shitter.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are literally me, and you are of course correct. I watched 2 seasons of Twin Peaks and while their chemistry is good, but the episodes are fairly dull and the plots are often uninspired. Its like a heterosexual version of Supernatural but less fun.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never, don’t listen to the boomers on /misc/.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i am a 32 year old boomer watching Season 1 for the first time as well, it's pretty obvious that it's going to be campy but the acting is very strong and it's not boring enough to stop watching. the one thing i don't like is how most of the cases are resolved by the end of each episode, although that's just how shows used to be back in the day, the heros always prevail.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i am a 32 year old boomer
      have a nice day

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The pilot and season 1 are pure kino. Especially the mythology episodes which gradually got worse with later seasons. But if you can't recognise the first few episodes for the pure gen x, paranoia kino that they are, then the show is probably lost on you.

    Mid 30s millennial, but nihilistic gen x-er in spirit.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats your favorite monster od the week episode? mine was Ice
    >we are not who we are
    or Hungry, the one with the fast food vampire guy

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would love to be a glowie in the early 90s driving an old tauraus with a glock looking at shit

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've actually given some thought to making an extremely pared-down edit of the show, since perhaps the biggest problem with the series is that there's an unreal amount of mostly-crappy filler
    cutting the show down to
    >episodes that move plot(s) forward
    >episodes that contain events/people/etc. that are referred to in plot-relevant episodes
    >episodes referring to actual real-life conspiracies
    >the occasional filler episode that is actually good
    would make it a much better overall experience

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The MOTW stuff is the meat and potatoes of the show, though, especially from season 2 onward. Even some of the first season's best episodes are MOTW. They were 20 episode seasons so they weren't all winners, but the show had a much higher hit rate than you make it sound.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on what you're looking for out of the show. I wouldn't begrudge your enjoyment of most of the side-story episodic content, but I think the sheer amount of it hurts the shape and pace of the series as a whole, if you want to approach the series from a continuous-narrative perspective. You might be right that the way I presented it was incomplete or not charitable enough.
        Anyway, I firmly believe Skinner should have way more screentime as a fraction of the overall.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus fuck this thread.
    have a nice day.
    Total zoomer death
    > t. Chad gen xer.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Fuck millennials and zoomers. Zillennials are the only good generation post-Gen X.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you were 5 years old when Wind Waker came out you gay, that isn't your game and it never will be. it belongs to millennials.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I will concede that game was technically before my time. I put it there because the Gamecube's popularity lasted until late 2007/early 2008 when the Wii started to get big, and many of us continued playing Gamecube games like WW throughout the 2000s. It also helps that there were Youtube video walkthroughs of those old games which we got addicted to.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >YouTube walkthroughs
            totally soulless, when Wind Waker came out most people didn't even know about GameFAQs yet and we had to figure it out on our own or buy a $40 player's guide.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's a millennial game, but we got the last remnants of its relevance. It doesn't really matter anyway, the point of the meme is that people born in the 90s have a shared cultural experience. No brother wars.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                we don't, i started gaming on 2D consoles and i started watching movies on VHS tapes. the only rewinding you ever did was on a youtube video. when i was a kid it was common for people to not have internet and i didn't find out what a cell phone was until i was 16 or 17.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i started watching movies on VHS tapes
                I did too, actually. I was watching 90s Disney movies on VHS back in 2003-2004. DVDs were already outselling VHSes by then, but VHSes were still something people used until around 2008. The last VHS (A History of Violence) came out in 2006.
                >when i was a kid it was common for people to not have internet
                I didn't really start using the Internet until my later childhood, which probably does set me apart from you since you likely spent your entire childhood without the Internet (or at least with only dial-up) but playing outside was still something we did. I can definitely relate a lot more to my siblings born in the early 90s than I can to some kid born in the late 00s who spent their entire childhood watching Elsagate videos on their mommy's iPad.

                Of course all this is just my personal experience. I can't speak for everyone my age. But all my friends had a similar experience too.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Reminder everyone born after 1989 is a gay or a cuck.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                one off. rip. this could have been the most significant post of your life.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you dont belong here fagoot
                based

                Reminder everyone born after 1989 is a gay or a cuck.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >people born in the 90s have a shared cultural experience.
                Not really. Someone born in 1991 will likely have more in common with someone born in 1987 than they do someone born in 1997. They're just digits. $19.99 is also closer in price to $22 than it is $17.50, but people tend to place undue significance on the first digit. There's nothing special about decades as blocks of time.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >most people didn't even know about GameFAQs
              and that was a good thing. look at it now.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah now it's saturated with late 90's and early 00's births who have a mental breakdown when they see "toxic" posts because they were raised on the moderated internet as opposed to the raw internet.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then you have gays like this who thjbk they're really cool and tough and that they have everything worked out, all while flaunting their ignorance.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i was a cool dude on GameFAQs, on my regular boards i was a respected poster. i also had three troll accounts because i was a fun guy, zoomers and zillennials think that's toxic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dont give him shit he saw the truth. Shits get hazier the more you go toward the early 80s. In the end what matters is that you recognize how fucking shit everything that came post ~2005 is, and how people who gre up only on that can only have a rotten mind.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            true even average movies and shows from the 90s are lightyears better than todays

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I rewatched Babylon 5's 1st episode not too long ago. There was as much plot in that single episode as in the entire first season of GoT. Shit was bleak.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder this show never named the garden gnome

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      naming the shadow government garden gnomes was too on the nose for fox or for anyone who didnt want to be murdered.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just watch the monster of the week episodes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just go back

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It still holds up, yes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't understand fags who say she looks better now, she hasn't aged well and looked way better when she was younger.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >she hasn't aged well

        yes she has she is almost 60

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2002 peak.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As of now I am closing the XX-Files.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    peaks in season 3 but from todays perspective no, the main arc never really gets good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is why I only like it from a monster of the week perspective, knowing as I do now that the main plot just meanders for like 15 seasons and never really goes anywhere.

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