FOX (ended 2002)
|First of all welcome to the forums trustno1. I dont think i can make a top 10 out of so many great episodes...It is really hard tou know, to compare so many different great stories... Each one is tv at its best! I can tell you though some i didnt like a lot.. Episodes like the jersey Devil, Fight Club, the season 8 finale and more episodes from season 8-9, The Host, Firewalker, Grotesque, Alpha|
A person who doesn't like Grotesque! I've always hated that episode too but everyone else I've talked to seems to really like it! Yay I am not alone.
And my favourites list would probably be (not in a particular order, apart from the top two)...
1. Bad Blood
3. War of the Coprophages
4. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
5. Hollywood AD
6. Je Souhaite
I'm a big fan of the funny episodes as you can see... but Closure was incredibly touching and even made me cry so I had to include it
any of the really good episodes in seasons 7 or 8?? i just got addicted to the show but i only have seasons 7 and 8 and for the time being i dont have any channels that it is played on.. i will eventually... but i absolutely love the show and i would really like to see some of the "classic" episodes..
for the ones i have seen my favorite is "millenium" that was the first episode i saw and i was hooked the second i watched it.
Insanely difficult. These could change at any given moment but at this time I decided on:
1. Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" 2. Ice 3. Bad Blood 4. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 5. E.B.E. 6. Beyond The Sea 7. Small Potatoes 8. Irresistible 9. Dreamland 1&2 10. Triangle.
Just missing out: Fallen Angel, Darkness Falls, The Host, Humbug, Triangle.
Mine have got to be: (not at all in order by the way)
I usually hate doing top ten lists but I have incredibly way too much time on my hands today so...
In no order.
Ascension/One Breath (I'm cheating and combining these eps)
Honorable Mentions to:
Folie a Deux
|I've noticed that most people seem to like the older episodes of the X Files from mainly seasons 1-5. I wonder why this is.|
|If you were confused by the mytharc after season 5, maybe this show wasn't for you. I found nothing more or less confusing about it, albeit it did become a little less enjoyable.|
I'm a little disheartened at the amount of people who include the farce episodes in their top 5, consistently, as if saying that the best thing that The X-Files ever churned out were the likes of Badd Blood, Jose' Chung, Small Potatoes, Acardia and Dreamland. Yeah, they were good, but I just can't say that they were the peak of one of the best TV shows ever. They were heavily dependant on the characters established in the much more dramatic and enthralling mytharc episodes, and without those episodes to depend on they'd be pretty subpar. I mean, they were enjoyable, but better than the likes of Redux, Anasazi or The Sixth Extinction? I just can't bring myself to even sympathise with that point of view. I also happen to think that you might be watching the TV show for the wrong reasons...but that's just me...
|As for the episodes u mentioned like Bad Blood, Small Potatoes etc i think that if someone really loved the characters and the show, then he would put these episodes at a very high spot on his list. Thats because they reveal in an enjoyable way all the sides of each character and they offer great character developpement|
|On the other hand, if someone was wathcing the show only to see what is going to happen with the aliens or the government the CSM etc, then he hasnt appreciated the true meaning and atmosphere of the show...|
|Yes, the Anasazi and Redux trilogies were rather enticing, but the reason the entire series was not made up from mytharc episodes was because it would have never lasted. Not all of mytharc episodes were very good and they did not have the ability to draw in audiences and, thus the dollars.|
|It was the Monster-of-the-Week and "sappy" episodes that had audience members using the show as Monday morning "water-cooler" talk. This is evidenced by the fact that so many include so many of these episodes. I hate to say it, but your reasoning puts in you in the minority here.|
|Also, a person can choose to watch a television show whatever reason he or she chooses. There is no right or wrong reason to watch a program. I know someone who watched Seinfeld just so that they could talk about how much they hated it the next day. As long as someone finds some enjoyment for it, I do not see a problem.|