Community Building, Friendship, TV

Community-Building and Friendship in the Era of Friends and The Big Bang Theory

A community is in part defined by the relationships that binds its inhabitants.  More specifically, the number of relationships, their nature, and their quality will have a big influence on the life the community. Beloved Shows… Both Friends and The Big Bang Theory have given millions of fans something that seems to be, on screen,… Read More Community-Building and Friendship in the Era of Friends and The Big Bang Theory

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The M0vie Blog’s Review of “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”

The M0vie Blog has probably a lot on their plate and just like other bloggers **coughsmecoughs*, hasn’t yet had the time to review the new season of The X-Files.  But thankfully there is still a review for, oh, every single other episode of the show AND both movies, so I think I’ll be OK for… Read More The M0vie Blog’s Review of “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”

Community, Community Building, Media, TV

Community-Building and Friendship in the Era of Friends and The Big Bang Theory

A community is in part defined by the relationships that binds its inhabitants. More specifically, the number of relationships, their nature, and their quality will have a big influence on the life the community. Both Friends and The Big Bang Theory have given millions of fans something that seems to be, on screen, very healthy:… Read More Community-Building and Friendship in the Era of Friends and The Big Bang Theory

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Apt. 42’s Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 6: ‘My Struggle II’

Although at first I was a little put off by the new, Season 10 episodes of The X-Files, I have to admit that I am starting to reconsider my opinion.  I still think the execution was lacking–the first and last episodes of the run were too hurried and not particularly well written, for example, and… Read More Apt. 42’s Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 6: ‘My Struggle II’

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TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 3: ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’

The hurried and packed nature of first episode of The X-Files revival left me feeling both incredibly happy and a little harried; the second episode left me happy and intrigued; the third episode left me laughing and elated. A brilliant Darin Morgan script was brought to life through great acting from our usual dynamic duo,… Read More TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 3: ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’

Gender Studies, The X-files, The X-Files, TV, X-files

The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 6: Why Scully is a Feminist Icon

Amongst others, FBI agent Dana Scully from The X-Files seems to have had quite an effect on how viewers perceive strong women in general. The “Scully Effect” for example is said to have influenced hundreds if not thousands of medical school and law enforcement training applications. The six posts that made if on this, the… Read More The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 6: Why Scully is a Feminist Icon

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TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 2: ‘Founder’s Mutation’

It was so nice seeing a new episode of The X-Files with the season opener, “My Struggle”. But while it revived something I had feared long dead (do you know the number of petitions I signed?) it was also an episode so crammed and cramped it left me feeling dissatisfied—kind of like when you overeat… Read More TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 2: ‘Founder’s Mutation’

The X-files, The X-Files, TV, X-files

The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 5: Infographics galore

While hard-core X-Files fans have kept abreast of the show since Season 9 ended in 2002, many fans of the show, while still carrying around fond memories, are having a hard time remembering some of the details of the show.  This leads, among others, to some interesting reviews that ask questions that have long been… Read More The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 5: Infographics galore

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TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 1: ‘My Struggle’

With his first new episode of The X-Files in over a decade, Chris Carter jumped straight back into the thick of things, giving viewers next to no time to catch-up or even to breathe. Which isn’t a bad thing. It just means that fans are going to have to do a lot of the guesswork… Read More TV Review: The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 1: ‘My Struggle’

Gender Studies, The X-files, The X-Files, TV, X-files

The X-Files Revival: Reviving More Than Just Aliens and Monsters-of-the-Week

It doesn’t seem far-fetched to claim, in North America at least, that the majority of people would agree that men and women are equal. However, it’s one thing to say it and quite another to act on it. In 2016, we continue to see a lot of contradictions between what we say we believe in… Read More The X-Files Revival: Reviving More Than Just Aliens and Monsters-of-the-Week