Friday, January 18, 2002

'X-Files' coming to an end

Thank God. I stopped watching The X-Files regularly a couple of years ago, when it was clear that not even the writers knew what the hell was going on. The creator, Chris Carter, promises that all the loose ends will be tied up by the series finale, which is extremely unlikely, since there is another movie planned. This was a show where its mythology collapsed under the weight of its own needless complexity. Buffy, on the other hand, is still managed very well, generally focusing on one 'big bad' per season, while carrying themes over from season to season. The X-Files introduced so many 'big bads' that they began to contradict each other, and no amount of bullshit plotting could make it work.

So, thanks, Mr. Carter, for giving us five entertaining seasons and then four intermittently entertaining seasons.


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