Back in 2012, I wrote my Top 5 TV series (excluding the Japanese ones, only the English speaking ones)…the list needed an update so bad BUT even so my number in that list will still be my number one if I updated the list…that is:
I first saw it in 1997 and it is still the best series I have seen in my life!!
No matter how much series I have seen after that, no matter how many times I have rewatched The X Files, it is still as amazing as the first day I saw it. The crazy ideas in The X Files are timeless.
I have written what I love about The X Files back in 2008: Here. Simply said…I freakin love this series!!
Since The X Files Revival is going to be aired next year (yeaaaaaa \(^_^)/ ) … it’s truly is a long awaited series for me. In honor of the revival, I am currently rewatching all the episodes of X Files, BUT it’ll be only till season 7 where Mulder is still around, when Mulder is not around anymore The X Files lost its magic.
These are the other episodes that didn’t make it into my 13 best episodes of season 1:
Episode 0: Pilot; Episode 1: Deep Throat; Episode 3: Conduit; Episode 8: Space; Episode 9: Fallen Angel; Episode 10: Eve; Episode 15: Young at Heart; Episode 16: E.B.E.; Episode 23: The Erlenmeyer Flask
Honorable mention (I really like these two but I have to cut it down to 13 so these two episodes didn’t make it into the list)
Episode 12: Beyond the Sea; Episode 17: Miracle Man
Here are my favorite episodes which I often watch again and again:
- Episode 2: Squeeze
I like the idea of someone who was able to squeeze his body to fit even the smallest hole on earth. Tooms was an unusual human being who could squeeze his body and hibernated for 30 years.
- Episode 4: The Jersey Devil
This might not be an original idea but I like it anyway because the Jersey Devil was not really a devil. Mulder and Scully were investigating a murder in the woods of New Jersey, the body was eaten by something.
- Episode 5: Shadows
I always love ghost stories…that’s why I like this one. Mulder and Scully were called to investigate two bodies who were still maintaining body heat despite the fact that they had been dead for hours.
- Episode 6: Ghost in the Machine
This is so common nowadays but not that much back then, an AI that fights back the creator because it didn’t want to be shut down.
- Episode 7: Ice
I love this one, this would make my top 5 best episode list of season 1. Mulder and Scully had to go to the arctic to investigate what had happened to the scientist there, what they found there was a new life form that could change people.
- Episode 11: Fire
Fire was a common fire starter story, but even so I still like it because the story was still good.
- Episode 13: Gender Bender
This was one of the most creative ideas for a murder. The victim died because of having a great sex and the perpetrator changed gender afterward.
- Episode 14: Lazarus
A very simple idea of changing soul but it was not simple anymore when it happened to Scully’s best friend. Two men died, one came back…which one?
- Episode 18: Shapes
I like this one quite a lot because it explored the native American’s werewolf…it was not the common werewolf we know for years. It was not a werewolf but it has the same basic idea but with a much crueler reality to the infected one.
- Episode 19: Darkness Falls
This is also one of my all time favorites. Small bugs from the past got loose in the wood and started sucking all the fluid from human…but they only appeared when darkness falls.
- Episode 20: Tooms
This is the sequel of Episode 2: Squeeze. Mulder’s profile on Tooms was simply unacceptable and therefore he was released to the society but Mulder wasn’t about to let Tooms hibernate again no matter what.
- Episode 21: Born Again
When I first watch this episode…it scared me a lot. X Files was aired at 10 pm back then and the image Mulder was trying to clear of had this spooky vibes. A very gloomy girl was always present in the bizarre death of some policemen.
- Episode 22: Roland
Roland basically has the same idea as Born again but wrapped in a different packages. An Autistic man who worked as a janitor suddenly able to do rocket science calculation and started killing other scientist.
Those are my favorites in season 1. Most of those that aren’t in my list are the alien conspiracy thingy, no matter how much I love The X Files, I still don’t like alien-government conspiracy, that kind of stories always bored me…fortunately there are more out of the box stories in the x files rather than the boring alien-government conspiracy.
I will continue my list for season 2 after I have to watch them all 🙂
Meanwhile, here’s a teaser for the revival
And a cute photo of Mulder and Scully
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