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5.0 out of 5 stars The X-Files Season 2 The excitement continues....., November 12, 2002
This review is from: The X-Files - The Complete Second Season (DVD)
How does one begin to describe the perfection that is this second season of "The X-Files?" Speaking from the perspective of having watched these shows as they aired, anxiety and anticipation doesn't begin to describe the four month wait between seasons one and two. In season one's finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask," we see a mere glimpse of how this television series can go from greatness and kick it up even higher to absolutely stunning. The X-Files are closed and we also lose "Deep Throat" in this episode, played by Jerry Harden who is an excellent actor.
Season two picks up with "Little Green Men" and the introduction to "X," "Deep Throat's" protégé and his replacement and Special Agent Fox Mulder's inside source. We also get to start seeing the "Mythology" of the series start to take some real form. To hide the fact that the ever beautiful Gillian Anderson is pregnant, the producers come up with some wonderful filming techniques. Then to top it off they come up with the plot line for "Duane Berry."
Every episode of this season qualifies as amazing, enthralling, stunning and any number of ways to describe that which is great. Some notables: "The Host," because it's just creepy and kind of like an accident, you don't want to look at it but you have to. "Sleepless" because it has Tony Todd who, when he chooses the right parts, is such a wonderful actor. "Duane Berry," "Ascension," "3," and "One Breath" for the masterful way the writers and producers skillfully scripted out Gillian Anderson's pregnancy in Dana Scully's abduction. Not to mention the wonderful job that Steve Railsback did in the role of Duane Berry. "Firewalker" because of its simplicity and the scientific curiosity it created. "Aubrey" because of its ability to surprise and scare you. "Die Hand Die Verletzt" because it makes you wonder what your neighbors are up to. "Colony" and "Endgame" for their X-Files mythology aspect, plus the scenes with the submarine were stunning. "Humbug" was their first attempt at humor and they carried it off with perfection. "The Calusari," shades of "The Exorcist." "Soft Light" in which Tony Shaloub gives an excellent performance playing a scientist that found a little more than he was looking for. "Our Town" just gives you the idea you don't want to stop in the wrong town. "Anasazi," what a wonderful season ending cliffhanger with the mythology in full stride. The only bad thing about "Anasazi" is that it was prelude to a four month wait to find out what happen next. "Colony" is also David Duchovny's debut as a writer for the show.
The seventh disk also contains some wonderful and enlightening special features. The only true minor complaint that I can think to register about this DVD set is the case in which it comes. The outside cover has interior flaps that seem to incessantly get caught on the case that holds the disks. Thanks for sticking it out and reading through this.
Episode List:
Little Green Men
The Host
Blood
Sleepless
Duane Berry
Ascension
3
One Breath
Firewalker
Red Museum
Excelsis Dei
Aubrey
Irresistible
Die Hand Die Verletzt
Fresh Bones
Colony
End Game
Fearful Symmetry
D0D Kalm
Humbug
The Calusari
F. Emasculata
Soft Light
Our Town
Anasazi
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