I don't understand the negative reviews
litemakr | Phoenix, AZ | 02/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched the X-Files pretty avidly for the first 5 or 6 seasons and never had too much interest in the later seasons because I heard they weren't that good. I have to say my opinion is completely changed after watching all 4 mythology sets. The writing and acting is excellent in seasons 8 and 9. With the exception of one plot point regarding Scully's baby that I didn't like, I was completely engrossed in each episode.
Yes, it was a bummer to have Mulder absent for most of the last season, but I really liked agents Doggett and Reyes far more than I expected. And Gillian Anderson is underrated as an actress. She held her own without David Duchovney very well. The finale cleared up most of the questions I had and left things open for a compelling story should they decide to make future movies (and I hope they do!)
Watching all of the mythology episodes in order was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it. It was so hard to grasp the complex overall plot when it were interspersed with the stand alone episodes when the show first aired. So many outstanding episodes. Far better than anything on TV now, including Lost, which I really like. I am now going to start collecting the season sets to watch the stand alone episodes now that Fox is releasing them at reasonable prices."
Alexander Mendez | South Pasadena, CA United States | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I almost did not buy this Super Soldiers set given some of the reviews, but I just needed to see for myself.
This set is great and quite neatly continues the mythology episodes from the earlier seasons. It does not appear to me that there is some discontinuity or repetitiveness in this set. On the contrary, it neatly ties in with previous sets while at the same time presenting new characters and ideas.
Some good reasons to buy:
1. Extremely exciting episodes. I just couldn't believe it. Even more than the previous sets I found myself captivated by the story line.
2. The development of John Doggett as a character from a sceptic to a loyal friend of Scully.
3. Scully is completely different in this set. She seems more gloomy and fatalistic.
4. The baby story line is not ridiculous at all but adds new matieral to keep the story line vibrant throughout the episodes."