I'm not going to lie, I am super excited about the return of The X-Files on January 24. Mulder & Scully back on my screen? I'm a happy camper.
I was never a hard-core fan of the show but I did love its early years and I absolutely loved the characters of Mulder and Scully. So when I signed up to do a post here for January I thought it would be fun to list my favorite episodes in celebration of the show's imminent return.
I thought it would be fun, but when I tried making a list I found it wasn't quite so easy. For one, it's been a long time since I've watched so it was hard for me to remember lots of the names and episode summaries. Then, I realized I couldn't possibly narrow down my choices enough and my list would be so long that I'd end up with ten posts instead of one.
So I thought I'd just share some episodes I loved and that have always stuck with me. These are in no particular order.
The season 2 finale and the episode that got me hooked on the show. I watched it with a friend who was a fan and got so wrapped up in it I had to watch whatever re-runs I could over the summer so I could get caught up. It wasn't easy to catch up in those days before streaming and DVD sets!
I don't remember most of the later season episodes, but I did love this one from the sixth season. It was shocking and traumatic to see Mulder and Scully hurt/killed in a bank robbery and even more so when it happened over and over again, Groundhog Day style.
3. Paper Hearts
A season 4 episode that dealt with the disappearance of Mulder's sister, this one broke my Mulder-loving heart.
4. Duane Barry/Ascension
5, One Breath
Were you an X-Files fan? If so, what were some of your favorite episodes? Are you looking forward to the show's return?
Welcome Back, X-Files!