The X-Files: Season 9, Episode 18

Sunshine Days (12 May 2002)
"The X Files" Sunshine Days (original title)

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Reyes and Doggett investigate two murders revolving around a house that is, at some points in time, identical to the Brady Bunch house.

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Reyes and Doggett investigate two murders revolving around a house that is, at some points in time, identical to the Brady Bunch house.

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The episode starts with two teenagers invading a home that inside looks like the house from The Brady Bunch. One of them is played by David Faustino who previously played Bud Bundy on Married... With Children, a show that has been described as a sort of Anti-Brady Bunch. See more »

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John Doggett: I think I'm finally gettin' the hang of this job!
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In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »

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25 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I think I'm finally getting the hang of this Job."

This, the last ever "Monster of The Week" Episode of The X-Files - Unless you count the Film "I Want To Believe" — is an Alternate Reality view of an X-Files 10th Season that could have happened. Didn't happen. For a number of reasons, number one being the fans of the show had all but abandoned Chris Carter, as did the Fox network.

To put it bluntly, "The X-Files" was a Clinton Administration show. Our Entertainments, or, the ones we are allowed to watch, reveal the kind of leadership the country is under.

And one of the things we have in this country is FREE SPEECH, meaning I should be able to write my review about this episode without fear of someone "running to daddy." This is my take on this episode and on this series, the country was right at the beginning of an oppressive cycle, ergo, this series, which was still a good series, did not survive into that cycle.

One thing I have NEVER ever done was complain about anybody's review, regardless of how much I disagreed with it or how much it offended me personally.

So I am going to re-write this review, and hopefully it will be left alone. My review of "I, Robot" was deleted in this debacle, and it is not there for me to see and repost.

As this is the very last MOTW, I wanted to reflect on the bittersweet ending of a series that was part of our lives for most of a decade. The X Files, for most of 8 years, reflected an Administration where we had NO WARS, our economy was good, and there were no issues like the issues being fought about today. Now, somebody does not like me saying this, but it's true. But you can keep your complaints to yourself.

This show, and this episode in particular, was the very end of the an era of unprecedented Economy and Freedom.

In the 90's - The decade of The X Files: Far Away were the Conspiracies of The X-Files - At least in Real Life: But they served as DIRE Warning for the Administration to come-Those episodes showed us what could happen.

This last MOTW shows where the series would have gone, had there been a 10th season. The X-Files like Law and Order, could still be on the air today.

It was one thing to have Fox Mulder and Dana Skully flush out Government Conspiracies, Shadow Governments, Alien Abductions, from 1993 through 1999. But Chris Carter was NOT allowed to make any new shows, or even any movies, until 2008. And so this was the last "humorous" episode. After this, there was no Sunday night where we could watch these shows and forget about all of it.

While I blame the so called X-Files fans for not standing with Chris Carter as he wanted to move his show into a new era, I also find it Highly Likely that The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen were yanked - For telling the TRUTH too clearly.

This episode here, is the last "Humorous" X-Files show, and in of itself is good, and a clear direction on where the show could have, and should have, gone.

The Fox Network which now had to Pander to puerile interests, and even Carter Himself - Were forced to GIVE UP their unique and entertaining Storytelling, after this particular episode. Because Darkness was Falling Fast.

It is very interesting, that in the last 4 years of a new Administration, the Torch has been passed to new writers, producers and shows, and now we have the freedom to not watch Reality shows if we so wish.

It really is simple, from A to B to C. At least Dogget was able to start following X-Files logic at this point.


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