Saturday, February 22, 2014

DVD Movie Review #75 X-Files Season 1

Hello and welcome to this edition of my DVD Movie Review. This time I am starting with a classic series the X-Files. This time we go to Season 1 of the show. I have only had experience with this show in piece meal being first exposed to this by a friend in College from Eastern Europe who loved the show and would gather us around each night to watch it. This was around 2001 when the show was already in full swing. A friend of mine gifted me this set in later 2013 and I've been very happy to finally start watching this with my girlfriend one episode at a time.

This is the story of Agent Mulder and Scully FBI agents with one agenda. To get behind all the mysterious unsolved cases that are known as X-Files. Mulder is the adventurous mind who is out to work on jumping to the wildest conclusion possible and is somehow usually right. Scully is the science oriented hard case bent on not believing in the paranormal or extraterrestrial even if it is in front of her own eyes. See them go and avoid dangers of evil government cover ups.

This season is the big kick off with imaginative stories scary characters and mysterious events. The stories are well crafted so you are usually drawn in every time. The characters are well defined including some of the villains like a recurring character Toombs. The twists and turns are well thought out and the ending will surprise you.

I very much understand to work on the current standards of special effects yet these were sadly lacking. The music is effective but it is sadly quite simple. I was disappointed with some of the recurrences like Scully's continued ignorance no matter what she sees it gets a tad repetitive and annoying. They repeated the same plot line three times in this season which I have even heard frustrated the actors. These though don't fully detract as the positives outweigh the negatives.

In the end I give season one of this series a fairly good rating for creativity.

Rating:   7/10

I have a pretty plain DVD case version of this series but still beggars can't be choosers when you get a series for free. This came in a pack with all the seasons and the movies so I am working off of that.

Used:   $111.49  Amazon Marketplace
New:   $138.92 Amazon Marketplace

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