Five Reasons To is basically my way of convincing you to love the same things I do. Because I love a lot of things for a lot of reasons. Hopefully my powers of persuasion will work their magic on you, and you can find new things to love!
Today, I am going to give you five reasons to:
Watch The X-Files
1. Fox Mulder
I’ve only watched five out of the ten seasons of The X-Files, and already it’s become one of my favourite TV shows. On top of that, Agent Mulder has become one of my favourite characters of all time. Which is no small feat, by the way. I only have, like, three super favourite TV show characters, and Mulder has made his way on to that list (making it four now).
He is precious. Literally everything about him is loveable. From his flouffy hair to his vulnerability to his staunch willingness to do anything for the truth to his love for Scully. I literally adore everything about him. Especially his face. I mean, look at it.
2. Dana Scully
Now, I don’t love Scully like I love Mulder (IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE LBR), but I really do like her character. While a lot of the time I think she could be both more sympathetic and empathetic, I also like her badassery, too. The way she faces sexism from colleagues and officials is A+, and I want to be as headstrong and awesome as she is one day.
I shipped these two from the first episode, and then my shipping feels kind of waned a little. Which is weird, because I love me some shipping. But Mulder and Scully are soulmates – they don’t need to be in a romantic relationship for their connection to be stronger than anything. I love how much they love each other, and how they care for each other. And when Scully takes care of Mulder (see above GIF) my heart ACHES. I’ll be interested to see if I love them together as much as I love them as they are right now. I probably will, but there is something so incredibly special about their connection, regardless of the ship.
4. The Storylines
Why did I pick that GIF for this point? Because there is no reason, except that bisexual Mulder is 100% real, and look at these two. *SQUEALING*
Anyway, the storylines are ace. To be honest, the first two episodes are kind of TERRIBLE, but if you push through them, the show just gets better and better. There is an overarching storyline of aliens + government seediness and secrecy, but there is so much more to The X-Files than aliens (which is funny because when I started watching it I thought it was going to be about aliens EVERY EPISODE, haha). There have been some beautifully special and poignant episodes, too.
5. The Theme Song
I know this isn’t really a great reason, but take a listen to that iconic theme song. I watch two episodes of The X-Files every day, and I never skip the theme. I hum along to that shit four times a day (because I listen to it in the closing credits, too ;D). It’s so catchy, and I really think that it is the perfect theme song for this show.
So these are five reasons for you to watch The X-Files! If you haven’t watched it, are you keen? If you have, do you have any other reasons why people should?
Ta ta for now,