Couch Potato Diaries

The X-Files First Watch: “Eve,” “Fire,” “Beyond the Sea” and “Gender Bender”

I mentioned this in a previous post, but for X-Files fans: at which point did you know you were hooked on this series? I think I may have finally reached that point, but it's taken longer than I was expecting. I finally sat down and spent an entire afternoon excited about watching them, instead of… Continue reading The X-Files First Watch: “Eve,” “Fire,” “Beyond the Sea” and “Gender Bender”

Couch Potato Diaries

The X-Files First Watch: ‘Ghost in the Machine,’ ‘Ice,’ ‘Space,’ and ‘Fallen Angel’

After an extended break, I am finally back to my X-Files First Watch. Blame Daredevil - I got caught up in the series, then fell behind on all the new shows I was watching and just finally got my DVR cleaned out. Now I can get back to The X-Files. I'm not sure exactly when… Continue reading The X-Files First Watch: ‘Ghost in the Machine,’ ‘Ice,’ ‘Space,’ and ‘Fallen Angel’

Movies, Television

Where Has All the Creativity Gone?

Last year, shortly after NBC announced it's intended revival of Heroes, I wrote a column about shows I thought were much more deserving of a revival than one which peaked in its first season. One of the shows on that list, Twin Peaks, is now scheduled for its own revival as well. This is something… Continue reading Where Has All the Creativity Gone?

Television

The X-Files First Watch: episodes 1.04 ‘The Conduit,’ 1.05 ‘The Jersey Devil,’ and 1.06 ‘Shadows’

I'm still working out the exact format I want to use for these First Watch reviews, so I apologize if they seem a little scattered and for the lack of consistency between posts. I've also been writing down comments as I watch the episode, which lends to a "live tweet' kind of feel, but I'm… Continue reading The X-Files First Watch: episodes 1.04 ‘The Conduit,’ 1.05 ‘The Jersey Devil,’ and 1.06 ‘Shadows’

I know I'm a Nerd, Television

The X-Files First Watch: ‘Pilot,’ ‘Deep Throat,’ and ‘Squeeze’

I never watched The X-Files growing up. When it first premiered, I was too young and my parents wouldn't allow me. I think my father may have been interested in the show, but as far as I know never watched. I can remember seeing commercials for it and even occasionally being scared just by those,… Continue reading The X-Files First Watch: ‘Pilot,’ ‘Deep Throat,’ and ‘Squeeze’