July 27, 2015

The X-Files: Season Four

The X-Files: Season Four, 1996-1997. Two FBI agents investigate spooky cases.

Created by Chris Carter. Directed by Kim Manners (8 episodes), Rob Bowman (7), James Charleston (3), R. W. Goodwin (2), James Wong (1), Tucker Gates (1), Michael Lange (1), & Cliff Bole (1). Written by Carter (8 episodes), Frank Spotnitz (7), Howard Gordon (5), Vince Gilligan (5), Glen Morgan (4), John Shiban (4), Wong (3), Valerie Mayhew (1), Vivian Mayhew (1), David Greenwalt (1), & Goodwin (1). Starring David Duchovny, & Gillian Anderson.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: F
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: C
Enjoyment: The first third or so of the season is awful. It starts to pick up again, but never gets anywhere near as good as it had been in previous seasons. The main story arc is stalling; those episodes are reduced to little more than bad poetry readings. C

GPA: 1.6/4

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