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Fair warning, this probably will only make sense to people who know X-Files to some degree.  Is that most of you?  Please say it's most of you.

Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
: I didn't know this answer even when it was like the ONLY show I watched.  I certainly don't know it now, when I haven't seen anything in about two years!  There are too many that are equally amazing for various reasons!  Okay, um, um, um, hard decisions, hard decisions, it has to be from either season 5 or 7 because those were magical years of AMAZEMENT, so...

Oh, whatever, I don't know, so let's say "Chinga."  Because even though Mulder and Scully are apart for most of it and Mulder's not even really in it at all, evil talking dolls are TERRIFYING FOREVER.  No matter how old you get. 

Juts for kicks, several runners-up in no particular order: Bad Blood, All Souls (CREEPIEST.  CORPSES.  EVER.), Detour, Fearful Symmetry, Humbug, the Sixth Extinction trilogy, Post-Modern Prometheus, Paper Hearts, Elegy, Syzygy, The Pine Bluff Variant, Chimera, Je Souhaite, Within/Without, Roadrunners. 

Special Doggett nomination: Invocation (that stayed with me for weeks)

I really wish I had time to dig out my old lists of favorites and/or narrow it down to a top 5 with a blurb about each one, but sorry!  No pictures today either, on account of how it's party time in under 24 hours, and now that my 20-minute break is over I probably have to go scrub a floor or something.  Seriously.  Or make large quantities of pasta salad?  I'm hoping it's the pasta salad one.

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metatarsus
Jun. 12th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh man, 'Chinga' is absolutely one of my favourite episodes! Soooooo creepy, omfg D:

Also 'Bad Blood' YES x29480394, 'Paper Hearts', 'Detour', 'Syzygy'... um basically all of those lol. I don't know if I could ever choose a favourite! I have to say though, the 'Duane Barry'/'Ascension'/'One Breath' trilogy still takes my breatj away, and 'Memento Mori'... ♥_♥ and also ;_;
rainbowstevie
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh, Memento Mori! I always think of that as where the MSR really kicked in. Like, I know there were things before it and better things after it, especially since I didn't watch in any kind of sequential order until the end, but somehow, all along the timeline that's where it really clicks for me.

The trilogy, though, I have not seen in so long that I can barely even remember what happens in it.
aries11
Jun. 13th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Ugh, "Chinga" is my absolute LEAST favorite XF episode. The fact that Mulder and Scully are apart is the least of my problems with it. The only thing I like about that episode is Scully eating the giant lobster. "Bad Blood", however, is my favorite.
rainbowstevie
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Now, you're gonna need to back a statement like that up with reasoning, because as previously mentioned: EVIL DOLL. Where could that possibly go wrong?

Bad Blood *might* actually be my favorite? I don't know, it's just so universally loved that my need to be Contrary kicked in. Plus it's hard to give it to a story in which people are exaggerated out of character, even for deliberate humorous effect. But it really is spectacular.
aries11
Jun. 14th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, well, the thing I hate most is how Scully never actually tries to talk to the mother. I mean, I realize she has a kid who's nuts, but even people whose kids are nuts have five minutes to talk to a cop. Instead the woman just runs around with a scared look on her face. Next, I didn't like how there was no real closure at the end of the episode, no bit where Scully writes up her report and says "And the little girl has been perfectly fine ever since, and her mother isn't scared sh**less of her anymore". Next, that little girl was SCARY AS HELL! Episodes with creepy kids rub me wrong, as do evil dolls/puppets/stuff animals/anything that moves and talks but isn't supposed to.
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