Ranking Mulder in The X-Files Season One (#22 – Born Again)

I'm continuing my reverse rankings of Fox Mulder in Season 1 of The X-Files and we've arrived at #22. Born Again is an absolute slog with dull side characters, poor direction, no warmth, and a paranormal plot that plagiarizes nearly…

Ranking Mulder in The X-Files Season One (#23 – Lazarus)

I've re-watched The X-Files so many times but its been years since I just randomly popped in an episode and enjoyed it. I'm rigidly stubborn and have to watch things in order. Well I just had a kid and kids…

A Pointless Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 3 – Squeeze

Pointless Review There was a time when I was unfamiliar with The X-Files' unholy trinity of Robert Patrick Modell, Donald Addie Pfaster, and Eugene Victor Tooms. I'd read about these iconic villains while perusing The X-Files message boards but as…

A Pointless Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 1 – Pilot

Pointless Review My X-Files fanaticism began during the middle of the fourth season when it was already a glossy, immaculately produced mini-movie that happened to come out every week.  David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson could play their characters in their sleep…

Mulder and Scully Get Their Jersies Deviled – A Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 5 (The Jersey Devil)

Recap: Back in the early 1900's, while wholesome families sing wholesome songs during wholesome car rides and wholesome father's dutifully fix tires while wholesomely cursing ("darn it!"), a decidedly unwholesome man-beast murders the wholesome father before being shot to death…

Mulder and Scully Learn Binary Code: A Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 4 – Conduit

Recap: A poor mother is woken up from a relaxing slumber by some nuisance shaking her RV, pointing a flashlight in her window, heating up her doorknob and absconding with her daughter.  Understandably upset,  the mother, Darlene Morris runs around…

Mulder and Scully Learn About Airplanes – Retroactive Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 2 (Deep Throat)

  Recap: An Air Force pilot with really bad skin mysteriously disappears, most likely due to his colleagues' unreasonable hygienic standards.  Sympathizing with those with skin conditions, Mulder close-talks Scully into submitting to his plan of heading to Idaho. Mulder…

Mulder and Scully Learn To Be Professional – Sarcastic Recap of the X-Files S1E1 (Pilot)

Just a few days ago was the 24th anniversary of the first X-Files broadcast. I've been tinkering with starting my eight or ninth re-watch of the show and this seemed like a good enough motivation to do it. So without…

Tips on How to Accept Help From Others – A Breaking Bad Episode Review (Season 1 Episode 5 – Gray Matter)

Breaking Bad has a certain storyline that it promises its viewers.  We expect there to be drug dealing, tense set pieces, and morally questionable actions.  However, based on their current situations, it doesn't quite make sense for Walt and Jessie…

Tips On How To Properly Use A Bike Lock – A Breaking Bad Episode Review (Season 1 Episode 3 – …And the Bag’s in the River)

  Breaking Bad doesn't ever take the easy way out. The last episode forced Walt to deal with consequences of his actions rather than speed right to the next action scene. Well this episode takes it a step further and…

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