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The Ninth Year: The Haunting of Swill House

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The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: Fire

With a show as diverse in its storytelling as The X-Files, it would be a shame to only focus on its best moments. As much as I love the show, even the most die-hard of fans will admit that it’s far from perfect. For every excellent Monster of the Week, there is a dud, a flop, or one that just plain doesn’t work. Just as Beyond the Sea helped us understand what makes a truly great Monster of the Week episode, it’s only fair that we also look at another season one episode to investigate the exact opposite. 

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The X-Files and The Monsters of That Week: Beyond The Sea

So, over here in Guignol Land, I’m handing over a new series to my delicious and delightful co-writer over at No But Listen, Kevin! An X-Files fanatic, he wants to counter my attempts to make through lost with a classic series that actually still stands up, with a deep-dive into the best episodes that The X-Files has to offer. Without further ado, enjoy his first entry into this series!

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