The internet is excited today.
Well the internet is excited every day, but today the internets are especially excited due to the fact that Network Television is considering zombie-fying the X-Files.
That’s right, there is a very good chance that the there might soon be new episodes of The X-Files (with the original cast) for you to binge watch while eating popcorn and drinking Mountain Dew.
Doesn’t everyone drink Mountain Dew while their binge watching tv?
Whether or not your excited about the possible reboot of The X-Files, you have to admit that this is pretty big news.
I mean, “they” never bring back dead t.v. shows. And the few who have gotten revisits have been in the form of a movie. In fact, the last time the X-Files was given new life was in the form of a movie. And it was actually pretty good.
I have to admit, these days I’m really terrible at tv. To be clear, we don’t even have t.v., but we do have Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and my boyfriend’s ninja downloading skills. Even with numerous mediums with which to gorge ourselves with streaming entertainment, Matt and I rarely even watch shows that we enjoy.
Por ejemplo: I absolutely consider myself a Dr. Who fan, but if I’m completely honest-I’m still an entire season behind.
I’m honestly ashamed. I should burn my tardis socks and my 5 Dr. Who shirts, because really-I’m not worthy.
I just can’t seem to find the time that I want to devote to a show that I love. And even when I do find the time, I tend to fall asleep within the first ten minutes-frustrating my boyfriend and reminding me why I don’t even bother attempting to watch television.
The only show Matt and watch every week is “The Walking Dead.” That even annoys me. It was fun and entertaining back when we started watching it last year and stuff actually happened… but that was most likely because we could watch 2-3 episodes in one sitting. Now, every week I look forward to that time when we get to watch zombies, but I’m always disappointed that nothing happened or annoyed by dumb plot twists.
Maybe I’m just not meant to watch t.v. anymore.
However; there are a few shows that I’m pretty sure I would make time for if they were granted the zombie-treatment. And I might even watch The X-Files too. Maybe. But don’t hold me to that.
Party of Five:
This is a really sensitive subject for me. I didn’t just grow up watching Party of Five. I grew up while watching Party of Five. It taught me all I never should have known about sex, relationships, and having affairs.
Wanna know a secret? I still haven’t watched the final episode. The show ended during my senior year of highschool, and I still have an un-watched VHS at my parent’s house that I can’t bring myself to watch. At the time, it represented an end of an era that I wasn’t ready to face. Now, I haven’t watched it mostly because I’d have to rewatch all the earlier seasons to know what was happening.
Still, if I heard Party of Five was coming back, I’m pretty sure I’d watch all six seasons in preparation.
Jericho definitely doesn’t hold the same sentimental value as Party of Five, but it was a really really good show. In case you missed it, which is likely considering it only got two seasons, Jericho was based in a newly post-apocalyptic town that was trying to survive. Skeet Ulrich plays the hero, who steps up to help his former-town restore life.
If you have a chance, I say it’s worth a watch. Even though they never developed the movie they promised us back in 2009.
Mr. Show was hands-down my favorite sketch show on tv. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are basically my heros. I’ll watch anything they touch, and have probably watched the entire season an upward of 100 times.
I wouldn’t only watch the show if it got a reboot, I’d find them and beg to be a part of it.
I saved this one for last, because honestly it’s the one I miss the most. Never before had a show made me feel so much. I loved the characters. I loved the world that they inhabited. I love the lessons and the magic. I really loved this show.
Pushing Daisies was only around for two seasons before it was rudely taken away, and I have been trying to fill it’s void ever since.
So that’s my list. And now I officially want to become a tv watcher again so that I can form another love of a show. I really do miss that weekly chance to unwind with something I love.
P.S. My boyfriend would like me to include the fact that he wants Saved By the Bell to come back. He’s not kidding.
What about you? What shows would you zombie-fy if you had the power to do so? What shows should I be watching?