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Getting Older and Fighting the Same Fight: Previewing The X-Files Revival

29 Dec

In just under a month The X-Files will be back on our screens and Fox has released a 21-minute preview to wet those appetites; it is safe to say I was pretty giddy within the first few minutes and there is nothing quite like hearing those opening bars of the Mark Snow theme to give you goose bumps.

The X-Files Scully and MulderThe preview includes interviews with the cast (new and old) and creators outlining what The X-Files is – not sure they’re going to get too many people watching who don’t know – and setting up the revival. There will be two mythology episodes bookending the six episodes and a whole lot of monsters in-between. The Rhys Darby/Kumail Nanjiani episode looks particularly funny and it is the one I am most looking forward to.

Chris Carter retcons a little with the Mulder and Scully relationship suggesting it was purely platonic and it was only in the most recent movie where there was any romance (okay), but things are certainly just as intimate as they were before even if the pair haven’t  seen each other recently. It doesn’t look like it will take any time at all for them to get back into their routine and yep so many feelings from this preview alone. I’ve mentioned it many times before how much Scully and Mulder mean to me and like many others this is the first TV couple I actively shipped. Hence the lack of chill about this revival.

They also bring up the fact that they are both a lot older and it has been over twenty years since they first stated their partnership and the child Scully gave up for adoption is now 15 years old (way to make me feel old by pointing this out guys). By the way Gillian Anderson getting all teary is crushing out of context so expect major misty eyes while watching this scene in context.

There is a very cute moment about age and heels because Mulder does not do stairs anymore; Scully gives him the best response to this complaint. Speaking of cute moments, we’ve also got this blooper and those giddy feelings I mentioned are all pointing to this. It’s all about the shoulder squeeze.

The X-FilesSee – no chill whatsoever.

The preview reveals quite a lot of story points and some behind the scenes stuff so if you want to go in completely fresh then it might be best to avoid, however I think they are holding a whole lot back.

The X-Files returns Sunday, January 24 2016.

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Getting the Team Back Together on The X-Files: New Key Art 

11 Nov

The X-Files promotional gifts have so far been all about the trailers hinting at both the overall conspiracy that binds these characters together and those pesky monsters that have a habit of causing mischief. Fox has just released new key art and while Mulder and Scully take center stage (of course) there are also a couple of familiar faces joining them. And their trusty flashlights.

The X FilesOh hey there Skinner and Cigarette Smoking Man (smoking a cigarette).

And for their hero pose. I’m kinda sad they’re not doing their crouched stance.

The X-Files Mulder and ScullyNow for my favorite and the one which evokes the kind of creepy atmosphere this show is so good at delivering. It looks like it could have been pulled straight from the opening credits. Plus it includes that all important piece of advice to live by if you happen to live in an endless cycle of conspiracies. You can totes trust your partner if their name is Mulder or Scully. That is a given.

The X-Files Scully and MulderThe X-Files returns Sunday, January 24 and that doesn’t seem all that far away now.

 

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

2 Sep

Counting down to You’re the Worst, amazing red lipstick, flashbacks to The X-Files and more Mindy costuming treats as we round up the best of TV Instagram.

 

This is your less than one week countdown to the You’re the Worst season 2 premiere and I am so ready.

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#SundayFundayLA brunch with these worsties 🚨#dinela

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Even on a Wednesday it is perfectly acceptable to sing Sunday Funday when new episodes of You’re the Worst are this close. Loving Aya Cash’s shorter ‘do.

 

Confession – I have been working away and travelling all week so I have not seen the latest Masters of Sex, but I can definitely say how much I love Betty’s ensemble and Helen’s red lipstick. They are all giving great face.

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JFC JANE 🔥🔥🔥

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Mae Whitman is all kinds of awesome in a cute romper as she celebrates Jane Levy’s killer Kenzo campaign. More red lip goodness.

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Elevator work.. #ElevatorSelfie #GoingUp #AllAboard #VMAs

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If you have this many people in an elevator at an event (I suspect famous or not) then the obligatory group selfie is going to happen (see the upfronts). When Team Taylor is in attendance it is definitely going to be a thing and what I really like about this one is that it doesn’t look like a fourth or fifth attempt to perfection; it’s a little blurry and everyone is doing their own posing. Thanks Olivia Benson!

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Early morning crane action. #themindyproject

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The Mindy pajama coveting continues switching from flamingos to cherries and now to plaid.

 

Mindy’s blouse closet is awash with signature bold color and print; so pleased Mindy Project costume designer Salvador Perez has been nominated for an Emmy this year.

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Not typical files. #xfiles

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Files. Of the X-Files variety.

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Wish I could remember what we were doing. Any ideas?

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Speaking of which… David Duchovny keeps digging up gems like these. Ah the baggy suits of the 90s quandary; why so baggy?

 

This is a pretty cool shot from the Arrow set.

 

#YasKween

 

Speaking of Broad City and here is a good gift to get anyone who is currently into the coloring trend. Even if they are not into it then you should still get this for someone.

 

Vinyl is high on my most anticipated list for cast, costume and story reasons. Mostly so I can yell KATRINE at Birgitte Hjort Sørensen again.

 

Dubsmash plus the Orange is the New Black ladies leads to this amazing dance party.

 

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