1. great visual storytelling (Vince) 2. the respect between Mulder and Scully
3. me:"I was caught by how the show put everything around us into question.
If you take episodes like Monday and Field Trip. It deals with how we perceive reality. liked how it was philosophical and questioning 20th century scientific believes." --> "truth is as subjective as reality"
4. "because no one gets there alone."
5. Hope is something we can all learn to believe in.
6. "Don't give up" is a lesson taught by the series since 1993 but driven home in 2008's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe"
7. the whole world should feel like a Phile. Just the very term has brought thousands of fans from different countries, religions and languages together and helps us realize that we are more alike than we are different.
8. the believability of the characters (also minor ones)
9. the "not stereotype"-character of the show. Starting with the strong female character....the switch between male and female sterotypes Mulder-believer/Scully-sceptic.
11. Despite all of the obstacles in their path, these two people never give up on their quest, nor, each other. They have a deeply profound love and respect for each other.
12. No matter what mood you are in, you can find an ep that fits. Wanna be grossed out, try F. Emasculata. Funny, Bad Blood always does the job. How about romance, uhhhh, just about every ep! ;)
13. It makes you think. You find yourself reevaluating how you see the world. Although the stories are fiction, they do open your eyes to the possibilities of "More" in real life.
14. It doesn't understimate the viewers
15. the continuous relativization of good and bad considering both as part of the human nature
16. the best actors, writers, directors and staff in general that ever exist
20. The fact that every episode had two ways of looking at it; through both Scully (the skeptic) and Mulder's (the believers) eyes.
21. The originality. It was so overwheming other shows have paid tributes and have used same story plots and lines.
22. Let's face it, the sexual tension was a complete win between Mulder and Scully.
23. And the fact that the main characters were both attractive in a very formal and smart way, just reminding us "Smart is Sexy" ;)
(<-- I think that was maybe used by other shows later more often. But I doubt the characters were as interesting as Mulder and Scully. Simply because the show asked "bigger questions" and had their quests and beliefs).
26. Duchovny made Mulder believable. Not an easy task given some of the wild things coming out of his mouth, but he was played with a gravity that worked-- even when delivering a sly quip, the look behind his eyes always said, "you would not believe the things I've seen".
27. I know it's been said already,but the writing and acting are what kept my attention. Every week was a new adventure. For one hour you could just forget about your worries, sit down, relax, turn off the lights, and be drawn in to an amazing journey with Mulder and Scully.
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