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Hey, remember that time in 2008 where I would not unclench during the second movie until Mulder and Scully were contentedly in bed together like the old married couple they were?*

It did not even occur to me to be worried about their relationship status this time around, but apparently someone out there went, "You know what'd be fun and dandy? To throw a breakup into their story," and that's all I needed to hear to decide I will not be watching this revival ever.

#I have HAD IT with television and its idiocy #like at this point I'm not sure if I'm hoping to get married out of love or just to SHOW ALL THOSE JERKS WHO WRITE TELEVISION HOW IT'S DONE #I'm pretty sure I'm joking but I can't be sure #pretty angry about the state of 2010s TV

*oh lord, so many bitterly ironic exerpts I could post right now. Also, 2008 Me had a much more resilient shipper heart. Look at me all NOT crumpling to the theater floor in a ruined ball of despair even when I feared the worst!

Now I have to make it through another 6+ months gritting my teeth and trying not to hear or see anything about it, just like Glee this time a year ago.

#no srsly I need to know why would you even bother bringing this show back if they are not a couple????? #if the answer is 'to get them back together again' I have news for you 6 episodes is not enough #and if the answer is 'we're not going to put them back together' #then I cannot even wrap my head around what kind of psychotic person would ruin one of the greatest love stories of all time

I call for a fandom-wide boycott. We can watch it together after all the episodes have aired if a select few viewing scouts have confirmed it to be safe or worthwhile in the end, but we should in no way reward this kind of jerk move (both the fact and the spoiling of it ahead of time, unless it's another fakeout) with ratings. I don't care how cute and giddy David & Gillian are about it.

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dollsome
Aug. 11th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
Right?? MAN, all the enthusiasm I had for this revival died as soon as I found out about this breakup nonsense. I am pretty sure they're breaking them up to get them back together, but that is such a stupid move, because don't they get that the fans will hate the thought that they've been apart this whole time??? (I am also super, super worried that this is the route the new Star Wars movie is going to take with Han and Leia, at which point I will be forced to DIE INSIDE.)

WHAT IS NEXT, A XENA REBOOT WHERE XENA AND GABRIELLE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO BE ETERNAL SOULMATES????

I swear, sometimes television ain't worth it!!!
rainbowstevie
Aug. 11th, 2015 06:34 am (UTC)
AT LAST, SOMEONE TO SHARE THIS PAIN! (Well, you and most of the comments I've seen so far. Look at all the outrage and sudden disinterest, showrunners! There is still time to rewrite and reshoot that nonsense before it goes to air. Consider it.)

Completely agree re: fan revolt. I too am banking on the get back together option, I just don't get what the point of giving them a breakup to overcome is. They've had so many moments where things could have shifted into a relationship and didn't, but when they moved forward for real, that was it. No time and no room for backsliding. Isn't that the whole point of their story?

Now should be the time where they awesomely brace against the forces of creepy together, in every sense of the word. Frankly that is already a pretty novel dynamic for this show, since Mulder was usually busy getting sidelined at the end.

And ugh, I hope that does not happen with Han and Leia, that would be terrible. Why is this trope so popular? Who is responding to it?
mosinging1986
Aug. 11th, 2015 07:01 am (UTC)
(Here via the Home Page)

I'm out of the loop on this. Where did this information come from? Do we know it's legit?

I loved this show because it had ZERO romance in it. Then the shippers came in and destroyed it for me. If this tidbit is true, I am so done. This show is not supposed to be a freaking soap opera/CW teen piece of trash!
rainbowstevie
Aug. 11th, 2015 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I've never had a post get to the homepage before. This is exciting!

I've also never met a non-shipper before, which is fascinating. I thought y'all were legends from another age. But to answer your question, I saw an article on the E! website after seeing the chatter on Tumblr, and that is the extent I am willing to dig for detail lest I find out more I don't want to know.
mosinging1986
Aug. 11th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I've never had a post get to the homepage before. This is exciting!

Congratulations! I have no idea how that works, but there it is.

I've also never met a non-shipper before, which is fascinating. I thought y'all were legends from another age.

I guess we're kinda like Nessie. Or Big Blue. :)

You know, if they just had them married and it was all in the background, I would've been fine with it. But this sort of thing is what I hate. Hollywood can never, ever, EVER just let couples be together and be happy. It's always got to be the "will they/won't they" routine, and once they finally do get together, there has to be some contrived breakup. It's all so silly and I can't stand it.


I'll have to work up the courage to read the article! I'll try to skim it with one eye closed. But I really appreciate the heads up. This was the first I'd heard of this idea whatsoever. If I'd sat down to watch it and they pulled this stunt on me, you would've heard me screaming from wherever you live.

But I'm ever hopeful. They may just be toying with us again. They love to torment us like that. I guess time will tell.

Thanks much! It's so nice to see fellow XF fans again. I miss our beautiful, crazy fandom.
rainbowstevie
Aug. 11th, 2015 07:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. There isn't a ton more detail to the article, just an allusion to the clip where they got this info (apparently not available to the public yet) and then a discussion of why it would hypothetically be a good thing.

Agreed on your sentiments of missing the fandom. Ah, back in the olden days of the internet.
mortuus
Aug. 11th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Since I hated them getting together in the first place (second worst thing the show did (first was not ending the show when they were ahead)), I'm okay with them being broken up... as long as it's not a major thing that they bring up all the time.
rainbowstevie
Aug. 11th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
throwin' out jargon like it's 1999
What is this? TWO NoRomos? On my blog?? I would like to open an X-File to investigate the sudden and unexplained presence of creatures presumed to be mythological. It's just that hard to wrap my head around this being a way people view the show. Now I have questions. (I mean these in a genuinely curious way, not a snarky manner)

1. When did you start watching the show?
2. I feel like there was a lot of romantic stuff/UST before they actually got together. At what point did you feel they went overboard? Or were you OK with UST but just thought it shouldn't have been resolved?
3. When do you think the ideal time to end the show would have been?

My hypothesis is the opposite of your hopes -- that a path to their reunion will be a supporting plot of the miniseries -- but I guess we'll see.
mortuus
Aug. 11th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: throwin' out jargon like it's 1999
Ha! I am one of those mystical dragons, apparently.

1. In the middle of the first season when it initially aired.

2. No on the romantic stuff, but yes on the sexual tension. That was fun. But once you resolve the unresolved sexual tension, that's the death knell for a drama. This applies to most shows, but it really, really applied to X-Files. The two of them were great together as FBI partners and close friends. Once they were together... blech!!! Then all you've got left for storylines is arguments or having kids or other completely uninteresting things. So it just should not have been resolved. That ruined everything.

3. When Duchovny bailed. Season 8 was unpleasant. Season 9 was excruciating.

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