Monday, February 27, 2012

The Truth Is Out There

Since I've been without television for, oh, six months now, I've had to entertain myself in other ways. Reading and writing have always been a major part of my life, and thanks to NoTV, I've been able to make it even more important. I've started up my Couch to 5K program (in an attempt to complete one of the entries on my bucket list)I'm also working on getting all the achievements on my video games and preparing myself for the release of Mass Effect 3.


Ahem. Moving on.

The internet has also been really awesome in keeping my cabin fever in check. I've been able to keep up with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and thanks to Netflix, I have been rewatching TV shows that are now off the air: Firefly, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Slayers, and now? The X-Files.

X-Files was a really popular show with a lot of kids I went to high school with. My 10th grade English teacher was a big fan and even had the "I want to believe" poster on the wall in his classroom. I, however, didn't watch it. Granted, at the time, I was all into everything anime (well, what was available at the time, which wasn't much - Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, and Sailor Moon) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and one of the episodes that I watched just didn't interest me. The premise seemed ludicrous to me, which is ironic, considering my love of Buffy, whose synopsis - a little blond cheerleader who fights demons - is just as silly sounding.

When I was flipping through the Netflix queue, it recommended X-Files. I was like, meh, what the hell? Could be interesting. I am HOOKED, guys. I'm still on season one ("Ghost in the Machine" right now), but I love the juxtaposition of Scully and Mulder. The acting isn't as good as I'd hoped it would be, but then again, it is the first season. They're trying to nail everything down at this point, and I'm okay with that. If I had judged Buffy by the first season, I would have stopped watching after "Teacher's Pet."

I'm looking forward to the rest of the seasons, even if it does get weirder from here on out. I think I prefer the platonic relationship between Scully and Mulder, so I'm not sure if I'll like the later season where they get "involved." But I'll see when I get there.
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