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Not the best
on 2 August 2007
I'm making my way through the DVDs as I missed most of the episodes on TV.
Season 3 has some very good episodes but the season get dragged down by the tongue in cheek / comedy episodes that just weren't funny, but rather boring. Too many of them stop the season being as enjoyable as 1 and 2.
The underlying conspiracy moves along in a few episodes but I think that all the conspiracy episodes from all seasons would only span about 1 normal length season. The rest is more like The Outer Limits with recurring central characters to tie it together. The overall lack of focus and cohesion across the seasons is the X-Files weakness. This was also the failing of another Chris Carter series - Millenium.
The X-files is at its best when it gets dark and scary, but the writing isn't consistent enough. Won't stop me getting the next box set though.