We take a short hiatus from The X-Files to talk about the best queer zombie drama ever made (and maybe the only queer zombie drama ever made), In the Flesh. In the three episodes of series 1 we get a modern take on a kitchen sink drama, that takes the rural English countryside’s penchant for voting for Brexit into a sci-fi direction. Plus, it’s got queer people, so that’s always good.
We’ve reached the end of another season of The X-Files! “Wetwired” is a stealth mythology episode, and “Talitha Cumi” is a straightforward mythology episode, but they both contain more emotion than plot. Plus! What’s next for Tuning In–make sure you listen to the end!
The X-Files gives us its first Skinner episode, with “Avatar”, and it’s one of Eric’s favorite episodes of the show. Then, in “Quagmire”, the writer of “Revelations”, Kim Newton, does her spin on a Darin Morgan episode. Also! Eric really wants a red raincoat. Too bad he no longer lives in Portland.
We visit the Chinatown of Vancouv–we mean, San Francisco, in “Hell Money”. Then, Darin Morgan gives us his last episode (well, until 2015) with “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”. Plus! Eric really wants a piece of sweet potato pie.
We get another mythology two-parter, but this one is less about shocking revelations and more about emotional growth, as Mulder and Scully work to figure out the events of “Piper Maru” and “Apocrypha.”
“Revelations” is a spiritual successor (literally) to season one’s “Beyond the Sea”, as Mulder and Scully swap places. Then, Darin Morgan returns with “War of the Coprophages”, a delightfully deep and goofy episode about killer cockroaches. Yes, you read that right.
The X-Files gives us the rapidly-becoming traditional midseason mythology two-parter with “Nisei” and “731”, and it also doesn’t give us much new information or answer any questions, but it’s certainly gripping!
The X-Files gets postmodern this week in “The Walk” and “Oubliette”, two episode of the show that are more interested in being about The X-Files than about their plot. But hey, we’re extremely okay with this!