Let’s get real, X-Philes: I’ve been waiting to write this review for a long time… Actually, younger me would be stoked by the fact that there could even be a chance of new X-Files episodes to review. We as a community have fought hard for new stories - whether it was a movie or a series - and now we get to celebrate that it’s finally happening.
We had the fantastic treat to watch “My Struggle” during NYCC ‘15 back in October with a crowd that made the floors vibrate with nervous energy. It was a surreal experience that right off the bat left me wanting to immediately hit replay. Since then, I’ve had the chance to rewatch in a few different opportunities - at different events - with cast and crew and fans, with 250 “serious people,” and then with 400 amazing fans. We’ve watched in private, and in even more private, we’ve discussed it with other reviewers, bloggers and entertainment professionals. Talking about “My Struggle” has become a daily thing for me in one way or another, for many reasons, and it seems surreal. But this is in no way to make it seem like I’m bragging, I actually think my level of excitement about writing this review can be compared to my level of hesitation.
There’s a lot of investment - emotional, financial, and otherwise - put into this revival from everyone involved. At the same time, I’ve wondered just how important or relevant my review would be to anyone outside of this fandom. And it’s with a fair level of mental exercise that I get to say for the first time: I reviewed a new X-Files episode… or two.
I don’t think I have to remind you that from now on you will encounter spoilers in this article, so turn around if you’d like to stay pristine until it premieres on your local station.
Click after the jump for our Recap & Review of “My Struggle”.
Scorpion’s “Sun of a Gun” is the fourteenth episode of the season and it continues with Walter’s intentions to become more social. And he does so by going speed dating with Toby and Gallo acting as his wingmen. While hilarious in a variety of ways, this is a highly ineffective way to socialize even for normal adults. The only catch happening at this soiree is the cold that Toby scores from the barman sneezing on his drink. Even poor Cabe strikes out, being relegated to the “Sunset Circle” with other middle aged singles. Never mind Walter, whose attempts to establish a conversation are horrendous.
To find out what other kinds of adventures and troubles the team gets in this week, click after the jump.
“Juliana and Frank make plans to escape the Pacific States, only to be dragged back into danger by Joe as he tries to retrieve a new film. Meanwhile, Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when confronted with a startling family discovery.”
The above blurb from Amazon doesn’t nearly do justice to all that’s packed into episode eight of The Man in the High Castle, “End of the World.”
Hit the jump for the full recap and review.
The season two premiere of Better Call Saul is almost upon us, and in preparation AMC has released two new teaser trailers and a behind the scenes look at the series. The show hit it big last year, earning praise from critics and fans alike, and we can't wait to watch as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues his descent (or is that his rise?) into his Breaking Bad persona of Saul Goodman.
Hit the jump for the goodies.
We're just days away from the premiere of "My Struggle," the first episode of Season 10 of The X-Files. Many lucky Philes have already seen the first episode at screenings like New York Comic Con and the season had its official red carpet premiere last week in Los Angeles. While cast and crew gathered to celebrate, critics were also on hand. So what are the reviewers saying? Find out after the jump.