Sept. 17, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST
The phobia angle is something new.
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 1 a.m. CST
Impossible. What next, a show about a heroic IRS agent?
Sept. 17, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST
"Used up all of those? Fuck sakes.... uh ... Loch Ness! Yeah! Let's do that!!! Wait, there was a show about that already? AND it tanked? FUCK!"
Sept. 17, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST
"Satan fucks a bunch of Owls then killer owls mysteriously pull the strings behind the scenes in a supernatural way! YES! More coke for the writer's room!"
Sept. 17, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST
I don't care if the last movie bombed, Mulder and Scully have to save us from the myans/alien colonization. I need closure on that anecdote!
Sept. 17, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST
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Sept. 17, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST
yeah, procedurals suck ass, waaaaay too many on tv. Come on.
Sept. 17, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST
fringe for the win
Sept. 17, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST
If so, you're a twat!
Sept. 17, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST
Stephan and Damon vs werewovles, oh my.
Sept. 17, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
Do not mock. Remember "The Owls are NOT what they seem." <p> Problem with the success of this, is that procedurals function regardless of the characters involved. Oh, the recurring characters are the spice, but not the meat and potatoes. The characters are nearly interchangeable and replaceable (Law & Order). <p>X-files was carried by the personalities of the investigators. Same reason Supernatural works. <p> When dealing with something intensely personal, like phobias and anxieties, keeping it impersonal will be difficult. <p> Now if they want to say formulaic, that's one thing. 'Medium' while formulaic, is NOT a procedural. NYPD Blue was the same way: though Cop show, it was the story of Andy Sipowicz.
Sept. 17, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST
I totally agree with you Tall_Boy66, would rather have The X-Files 3 Movie about Alien Invasion/Colonization with Mulder & Scully and closure on the Mythology than anything on TV these days.
Sept. 17, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST
so that means I used to enjoy the same genre ironically (by liking Popular, which constantly made fun of it) when I was a teenager, that I now enjoy honestly as an adult, thanks to the same guy? that's something.
Sept. 17, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
fuck the haters, even XF2 wasn't all bad. Come on Chris Carter, you've got just over 2 years to get it done. December 22nd 2012.
Sept. 17, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST
I believe they made the second one to not loose the option for that third movie... could be wrong though.
Sept. 17, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST
only real gay...
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
an autumn movie released in summer. And Russian transplanters (they were the villian, right) just wasn't the compelling case to bring Mulder and Scully back.
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST
Revived by an alien invasion fleet!
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
It will turn out that everyone, including the shrink, has esteem and identity issues, and all will proceed to do some crazy shit until it descends into camp.
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST
What a show!
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
by Dapper Swindler
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST
in yesterdays Apprentice TB, and got deleted twice. Thanks Quint.
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST
Was that it opened the week after The Dark Knight. The movie, itself, was fucking awesome. It had several references to the show's canon... so many, in fact, that only the die-hards could follow. Not a problem I had.
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST
1) Yes, that's "insider" speak, but it's such basic insider speak that to not know it is to demonstrate that you know dick-all about television. <p>2) While I prefer serial to procedural myself, you guys have to concede that the top dramas are almost all procedural. If you want a hit show and you want to attract a network, procedural is your best bet. <p>3) And there's nothing *inherently* wrong with procedural storytelling on TV. It's *lazy* procedural that's bad. And cliche procedural, which is why cop, doctor, and lawyer shows always elicit groans from smart TV viewers. It's not that the procedural element is bad, it's that we've seen waaaay too many police, medical, and legal procedurals.
Sept. 17, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST
...if the psychiatrist was an actual psychic who goes into people's dreams and fights psychic creatures/demons preying on people's minds.
Sept. 17, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
... I myself enjoy a series with an overarching storyline and a rich mythology.But, the average/casual viewer doesn't want to invest that much in a series.They just want to be able to turn on a show, and be able to follow it, without having to have started from the beginning, or be able to follow if they'd missed an episode or two.That's why the Law and Orders and CSIS are so popular.
Sept. 17, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST
It ended with Fox and Dana looking up at us from a boat!<p>Uggh...
Sept. 17, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST
by Henry Fool
My show is about a man who finds out he's a bunny. A furry, floppy bunny. They say bunnies are only good for two things. I say bunnies are like network executives.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST
-it just needed to be better. I don't mind the movie was about aliens (but that 2012 cliffhanger is a pretty big motza ball) but the villains and the "monster" was simply weak sauce. And it was structured like an X-Files episode wherein the only genuinely "freak" stuff happened in the last 5 minutes. Works for 40 minutes, not for almost 2 hours. <P> So, basically, while I liked the intent behind the sequel (What was it called? Trust No One? I Want To Believe? I think that was it) the execution was sub-par. The monster of the week episodes weren't always filler, sometimes they kicked the ass of the alien mythology episodes. Just not this time.
Sept. 17, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST
is what I meant to say. You can do monster of the week X-Files movies, just make 'em better. As it stands, my inner X-phile got enough out of the movie to at least mildly enjoy it. But coulda been so much more.
Sept. 17, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST
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Sept. 17, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST
...and the continuation of that horribly drawn out mythology is if they bring back Monica Reyes and kill that bitch in the worst way possible.
Sept. 18, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST
it'll be shit on a plate. Trust these words.
Sept. 18, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST
you know it's coming. One commenter said when it started, it was like Heathers with Broadway numbers. At the end of its first season, it had degenerated to Saved By The Bell with karaoke.
Sept. 19, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST
Is a procedural? I've only seen a couple of episodes, but "procedural" is not a term that cones to mind...
Sept. 19, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST
OK, I understand how this will be a "procedural series" but I don't understand the "supernatural" element. I could see it being supernatural if, as kenny38606 said, it was about a psychiatrist who went into his/her patients' minds.
Sept. 19, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST
You people could barely support an X files 1 or 2.
Sept. 19, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
Sept. 20, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST
RPLocke, you got one thing wrong The X-Files 1 was a hit. It can be supported, a lot of fans do want to have a third Movie. If it's the Mythology, it's chances are better. Still rather have The X-Files 3 than anything TV is coming out with.
Sept. 20, 2010, 5 a.m. CST
...ONE person randomly break into song during the pilot, I'm out.