September 10th, 1993 was the premier date of the X-Files. 9pm on Friday and I begged my parents to let me watch. Gave me nightmares until … well until next Friday at 9! I was 10 years old and in 5th grade. Man time really flies! I can’t even begin to describe what a huge impact this show had on everyone at the time. I remember kids writing reports on aliens and government conspiracies, kids playing X-files at recess, and pretty much everyone was talking about it. I’m glad that 20 years later I’m not the only one who remembers this show fondly.
Tonight I’ll be watching the episode “Darkness Falls” which scared the hell out of me when I was younger. That it happens to be Season 1, episode 20 is just an awesome coincidence. The entire 9 season run is on Netflix streaming currently, so if you have Netflix, dig in and enjoy.
Again, Happy 20th X-Files and thanks for many years of magnificent nightmares!