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Qwerty
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re: X-Files > Fringe

I agree that the mow episodes were better than fringe's for sure. But I remember when I was watching I was always disappointed when the preview was for another such episode. That's the case for me with any show.


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Rickety Cricket
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I actually went back and checked and it looks like I got through 3/4 of season 3 of Fringe, I really need to go back and finish it.

IMO, the absolute best episode was White Tulip from Season 2. Unbelievably well written episode.


Fox Mulder
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re: X-Files > Fringe
This is the last thing ill say about the x files

It was a pop culture phenomenon that cannot be replicated. It's classic sci fi. Ron sterling would be proud.


TigerMyth36
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re: X-Files > Fringe
We can all agree xfiles had one of if not the most disturbing episodes of tv ever.



Rickety Cricket
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And so many unforgettable episodes. Pusher, Drive, Postmodern Prometheus, Humbug, Clyde Bruckman, Home, Bad Blood.

And I liked never knowing whether you'd get a light hearted comedy or seedy thriller.



Fox Mulder
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I agree and they could blend humor and suspense so well

Watching Anderson and Duchovny's rapport improve with each episode was great. It's rare to have two actors work together this well


yurintroubl
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X files had potential to be better. But fringe was much better at sticking to a plan for overall arcs and mythology. As a story from beginning to end fringe is so much better that it isn't even close.


This... and I loved me some X-Files. I think there are some individual x-files episodes that are amazing... as well as some short arcs... but they couldn't keep the long game in mind.

Seasons 2 and 3 of Fringe... the way it ramped up = Some of the best storytelling in the history of television IMO.

Now I doubt it would ever happen - but I think there's enough material to make a Fringe full length movie or two (that take place between 2013 and 2015 so Walter is there). Both of the X-files feature-length movies were good (especially the first one).


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yurintroubl
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We can all agree xfiles had one of if not the most disturbing episodes of tv ever.



The Peacock boys? ...or the one that ends at a Cher concert?


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TigerinATL
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re: X-Files > Fringe
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Ron sterling would be proud.


He wouldn't be proud of you.

It's Rod Serling


Fox Mulder
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re: X-Files > Fringe
Whoops

I always say sterling.

Didn't know I typed Ron.

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Fox Mulder
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re: X-Files > Fringe
I take back my previous statement. Season 7 is pretty great. The conspiracy episodes are not AS good, but the season is great.


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JawjaTigah
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I was pissed at the lack of closure in the x-files, absolutely pissed:
Loose ends and ambiguities were all integral to the overall story at X-Files. If everything had been neatly resolved, where would the mystery be? Where would the plausibility of the whole government conspiracy/alien "truth is out there" motif be if everything had been tied into a neat bow? The strength of X-Files was in the excellent characterizations (total consistency IMO) and in the week to week ambiguity/tension (re: the alien abduction/search for Samantha subplot) no matter what the main story line might be for the given weekly episode.


asurob1
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re: X-Files > Fringe
Carter lost his way.

The entire reason for Fox's belief system was the loss of his sister.

Not tying up that one lose end caused Xfiles to slip many many notches down.

I love me some xfiles don't get me wrong (my son is now a fan). But Fringe is way way way better written.


BaddestAndvari
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re: X-Files > Fringe
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Carter lost his way.

The entire reason for Fox's belief system was the loss of his sister.

Not tying up that one lose end caused Xfiles to slip many many notches down.

I love me some xfiles don't get me wrong (my son is now a fan). But Fringe is way way way better written.


Thank you asurob1, I couldn't have ever put it in words this well, this is how I feel 100%.


Fearthehat0307
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re: X-Files > Fringe
why does this thread still exist? it is an obvious troll job no one can legitimately believe x-files > fringe. I RA'd
This post was edited on 1/26 at 3:48 pm


Fox Mulder
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I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't fully appreciate the greatness of the x files right down to the crummy props

It's the best show of the 90s and >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>better than fringe. Its legacy speaks for itself. The reason I like fringe most is how they shamelessly copy concepts from the x files.
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Fearthehat0307
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I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't fully appreciate the greatness of the x files right down to the crummy props It's the best show of the 90s and >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>better than fringe. Its legacy speaks for itself. The reason I like fringe most is how they shamelessly copy concepts from the x files
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JawjaTigah
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why does this thread still exist? it is an obvious troll job no one can legitimately believe x-files > fringe.
Ok I guess the intolerant OT censors are now out because somebody has challenged some sacred belief they hold to and that cannot be permitted. So cue the name calling, the childish tantrum of those unable to deal with different preferences. And yes, X-Files is one of the greatest tv series of all time.


TN Bhoy
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re: X-Files > Fringe
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Duh.


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BaddestAndvari
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