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The Best of the Best,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)
Season three is The X Files at it's best. After the brilliant season one and two seasons under it's belt and now recognised by fans and critics as the greatest show on television Chris Carter and co. were garaunteed a long future. With extra money and resources they were able to put together the puzzel of all the loose ends of the mythology of the previous two seasons while also introducing the famous "Black oil" story arc. This is one of the reasons this season was so amazing, they were able to come up with a new story arc that was completly origional and brilliant and also tell it in such a way that gripped the audience while at the same time you were left not really knowing what exactly was going on or where it was going.
The other reason this season was so good was the shere brilliance of the stand-alone episodes. From the horrofiing Grotesque, 2Shy, The Walk, Teso dos Bichos and Hell Money to thethrilling Oubliette, Pusher and Wetwired and the most enjoyable of the season Quagmire about Mulder and Scullys search for a Loch Ness like monster.
Theres also a terrific episode called "Avatar" which gives a good insight into the character of A.D. Skinner.
The comedy is also among the best the show has ever seen, the award-winning "Clyde Bruckmans final Repose" to killer Cockroaches in War of the Coprophages to alien abuction in "Jose Chungs "From Outer Space" and the hillarious and scary "Syzygy" where Mulder and Scully are constantly at each others throats, brilliant.
This is the season where The X Files went from a hit television show to a global phenomenon and it's not surprising at all, it is just out of this worldly good. There is not one bad bad episode in the season from the disturbing and scary to the thrilling and exciting to the shere comedy brilliance season three has it all. It is als a perfect place to start your X Files collection from. 10/10.