TagJames Wong

ALIAS – ‘Parity’ (1×03 – Review)

If Alias, in its opening two introductory episodes, flirted with the idea that the show is a post-Cold War espionage thriller attempting to understand and resolve the consequences of the 20th century’s longest-running and defining ideological...

The X-Files – ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

MULDER: I’ve always wondered how this was gonna end. Originally the eighth episode in the ten hour run of The X-Files’ eleventh and almost certainly last season, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ was switched around with last weeks ‘Familiar’ and you...

The X-Files – ‘Familiar’

MULDER: Mass hysteria. Salem. McCarthyism. What happened to the precious presumption of innocence? Which is rooted in a very democratic ideal. There is something familiar and unfamiliar about ‘Familiar’, one of the last truly stand-alone ‘monster of...

The X-Files – ‘Ghouli’

SCULLY: I should have had the courage to stand by you, but I thought I was being strong because it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done: to let go, and to know that I was going to miss your whole life. When plans for the latest season of The X...

The X-Files – ‘This’

MULDER: “How do you like that? The FBI finally found out what it’s like to be looked on as a little spooky!” ‘This’ doesn’t just feel like an episode of The X-Files. It feels as much like a core distillation of not just everything the show says...

The X-Files: Mythology within Mythology

When you apply the word mythology to the fabric of modern television, you have to pay a great deal of lip service to The X-Files, because it was really the first TV show to couch its storytelling in that terminology. Chris Carter’s seminal...

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