flatlanded t1_iy9h58h wrote

Agreed that some of the monster of the week episodes are timeless, and most of the plot episodes were sorta ruined by the later stuff. IIRC Chris Carter had wrote an ending similar to the movie around season 5, but Fox wanted to keep making the show. AFAIK Chris Carter and David Duchovny ultimately left the show around that time because they didnt want to deal with the grueling production of 26 episodes a season.


flatlanded t1_iy8qn3b wrote

IMO its good that its changed (somewhat). Less episodes means higher production value per episode. We wouldn't get something like the Mandalorian or Wandavision from the thinking of 90s TV execs. Also go back and watch a series like the X-files, which was slavishly devoted to the 26 episode format. There's tons of episodes that are literally filler crap, "monster of the week" stuff.