"Um, Annabeth? Okay. I like what you're doing but, this time, could you deliver your lines slower? Yes, much slower. Perfect!"
Bwah! So true. The pacing of the post-film and especially post-DD seasons were markedly slow. I was watching CSI the other night and the darkness of that show plus the suspense and squick-factor almost
replicated the S1-S3 vibe of XF for me, so
thrilling to feel that again!ejluther
: I felt like I was losing my footing as a longtime fan when they introduced RP. I was more resistant than most people, but by the time I got over it I was kinda like "OK, this is the new show. All aboad! Sure bring in 12 new cast members - I don't care!" so Reyes and Westley and Noel Roar, no problem. Kinda like Kanel
said, only earlier for me.
Mid S7, I guess, I was past my stubborn delusions that XF could find its way back to the original brilliance and pretty much deep-sixed any expectations about how they would finish it off. I was really receptive to Monica at that point, I just had no clue where/what she was doing there, and as you astutely pointed out, that was probably due to the fact that TPTB didn't either.
Scully: absolutely. I agree she is a beautiful woman. Maybe the comments seemed odd because they were so unhelpful and seemingly misplaced in contrast to the gravity of the situation. Or maybe I just didn't expect that type of personal commentary from someone who had only known her for like, I dunno, 6 mos. (feel free to correct me), well, not that long.
OTOH, they did try to go the touchy-feely route with Monica's character so maybe that was just a cheap Anvilicious moment, reminding us of her differences vs. Scully's analytical reservedness.
They did do an 'Ode to Scully' type episode with the heart-ripper-outer guy who wrote the manuscript. That was all about her, not just her superficial perfection, so maybe it doesn't count as a declaration of her beauty. But both she and Mulder read the book so...
I guess I just thought: "duh', we've all been watching their every move for 6 years now. Of course Scully is a gorgeous and delightful creature, get in line you twit". OK, not that Reyes is a twit, but it was a twit-worthy line, IMO. It seemed obvious and unecessary - maybe cause it wasn't coming from Mulder and it had no real purpose. I jest.
Really, I probably shouldn't be so averse to praise for GA/DS of any sort from anybody, but it felt uncomfortable so there it is. I'll let it go now.
Word on the courtroom. It was almost entirely anti-climactic, so when AG came on and rocked her scene, I was very pleasantly surprised that they gave her good stuff. Which was replaced by immediate and intense depression that I would never again be pleasantly surprised by this show.
BTW-Thanks for the welcome Kanel
! My X-Phileness of yore (S1-S5) could almost be called a debilitating illness. I had it bad. Thankfully, or um, not, the show started to tank (for me) and I got somewhat of my brain back for other things. Now I find the board. Oh well, I'm still probably more of a fan than my friends combined. I think I'm proud of that (?)...yeah, I can say that here ;)As a general rule my posts are short, I swear. I guess the X-Files induces this verbosity, sorry!