I liked this post a lot — he breaks down the typical X Files episodes into acts, describing the events that almost certainly will happen each time. I had waves of happy nostalgia as I read through. However, the later comments left me hanging (a bit). I agree that “If the leads aren’t compelling we won’t mind if the monsters feed on them.” But how to create such characters? That seems to be the rub, and I’m not sure that merely supplying character details (religion, views on stem cell research) is the answer. Maybe there is a version of the act based progression, but for character rather than plot, something that also develops over the course of each episode…
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