July 26, 2008

Your choice: the long or the short

THE SHORT:::::::

I saw the X-Files today. It was amazing. Like a walk down memory lane with my old friends Mulder and Scully. I missed them. It was good to see them.

THE LONG:::::::

I went to see The X-Files: I want to believe today. I must say first of all that this is the movie that I was most looking forward to this summer/year. Why? Well, I'll tell you why since you asked so nicely....

When I was a little girl with long brown hair and skinny arms and legs, my parents used to hold us kids to a very specific television diet. It consisted of lots of Star Trek and other sci fi type shows. Back in 1993 a new show came on that, of course, we had to try out because it was sci fi. It was about 2 FBI agents and they had some pretty crazy cases to solve. We LOVED this show (well, most of us. My sister may disagree slightly). Friday nights were full of aliens and monsters and Mulder and Scully. They were funny and frightening and delighful.
I still specifically remember several episdoes that still freak me out to this day. Like the one where a creature with a sucker sharp tooth mouth lives in porta-potties and eats people. I can't use on those things without thinking about that one. Or the episode where some loggers cut down trees and find these ancient bugs that suck all of the blood out of you, but they only find you at night and glow like lightning bugs. Or the episode when Mulder and Scully tell the same story, but with their own twist.....

Oh, sorry.

Am I boring you?

I'm walking down memory lane and I'm sure you are like "yadda-yadda, Cottage Girl. Get on with it. Who really cares about some TV show you watched when you were in high school."


It's hard to stop once I get rolling....

Anyway, it was a fantastic show that I loved to watch with the fam and get delightfully scared over.

Watching the movie today was like stepping back in time. The story didn't rate up there with those old favorites, but it was great in it's own way. Like visting with old friends. The writers were so nice to put in lots of little hidden treasures in there for us who dearly loved that show.

A couple times, I truly felt like I was back in high school sitting on my parents couch with my knees up to my chest, peeking through my fingers, which were covering my eyes. And there were some fantastic Mulder/Scully moments that made my 15 year old heart pitter-patter for them.

Oooo, I just loved it. I'm already wanting to see it again.

1 comment:

The Littlest Birdie said...

i remember that episode of the potty monster. i couldn't poop for a week!