Dee Aroe | New York | 08/19/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have been watching all seasons on DVD and enjoying them thoroughly. Season 8, however, is not very good in comparison to the prior seasons. Very disappointing.
The only thing that was worse than Season 8, was season 9. Holy canollies! Rubish... seriously.
If you are dying to see either Season 8 or 9, do youself a favor and just read a synopsis of what happened on-line. If you watch these two seasons, you will never get those hours of your life back...
I would, however, recommend seasons 1-7. Those were very enjoyable and quite creative.
Ended up better than I thought
Michael Korkowski | Antioch, Illinois | 08/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like others here are truly devoted to the X-files. When this season started out I had a hard time with Robert Patrick, not because I don't like him but he isn't Mulder. The character's attitude was almost too much and too opposite to take in the beginning but he did come around and in fact showed why he was picked for this job and how good the writers were. I liked how the writers move in agent Reyes with Doggett and I agree if they wanted to go maybe a couple or so more years they could have done it even without the Scully character. That doesn't mean Scully wasn't great but in fact that the new actors were holding their own. After Mulder comes back and then you have Mulder, Scully, Reyes, Doggett and of course A.D. Skinner you can really see how good those actors were in this series and how well cast they were. But after watching 8 out of 9 seasons in succession one funny thing that I related to was that the characters were trying to do their jobs amidst of all the political stuff of the FBI, which was not unlike my 12 year careeer in the Navy. Even though I liked all the seasons I particularly like following the alien abduction and or colinization parts, but I also know that without the other "side stories" it may have gotten old fast."
This is just as good as 1-7
James Sunderland | Buffalo NY | 08/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok obviously some will disagree but I loved this season. The opening two episodes were phenomenal and really kept my attention. Mulder is still a part of this season and his absence for the first half is not an issue. He appears sporadically in flash backs in these episodes as well during the first half. What I thought was really cool in this season was the fact that (SPOILER COMING UP) it is revealed that Mulder had an advanced lesion on his temporal lobe, which any advocate of neurobiology knows can cause one to have ESP experiences, whether there are legitimate is an issue for academic debate. Overall I enjoyed this season a whole lot and the picture is in great quality. THIS IS A MUST BUY FOR ANY FAN OF THE X-FILES."