#1 Posted by Nightriff (4347 posts) -


#2 Posted by Nightriff (4347 posts) -

With Amazon Prime on PS3, I realized the other day that the entire x-files series is on it and decided to watch them until I get sick of them (hopefully that won't happen) But I got 3 episodes in and haven't been able to continue to watch for the past few days. Then I remembered I want to watch Twin Peaks to see what that is like. I have every X-Files episode at the tip of my fingers but I have 200 or more to go (I think). Twin Peaks is only 30 episodes and is ranked one of the greatest TV shows of all time (would have to buy them though...)

So which should I watch first GB community?

#3 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

Twin Peaks. It's incredible. X-Files does not hold up very well.

#4 Posted by mandude (2667 posts) -

Twin Peaks is the most godawful thing I've ever tried to watch, but any time I've ever tried to say that, people just respond with "You're watching it incorrectly". From what I've gathered, correctly must be while high on some substance. Keep this in mind.

I vote X-files.

#5 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

I'd say X-Files

#6 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Twin Peaks.

#7 Posted by Kidavenger (3380 posts) -

Twin peaks is on Netflix, I couldn't get into it when it was on TV, it's probably much better if you can sit down and watch it all at once but it is definitely an acquired taste.

X Files is really hit or miss, some episodes are the greatest thing ever but a lot of it sucks, especially in the later seasons when they started focusing on the conspiracy crap.

#8 Posted by Sergio (1773 posts) -

I haven't watched Twin Peaks yet, but I would still say to watch it first simply because it's a shorter series, and you can jump into X-Files afterwards.

#9 Posted by DarthOrange (3498 posts) -

X-Files because aliens

#10 Edited by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

The X-Files through season 7 including the first movie then jump to the finale. The first four seasons are great, but after that it gets a bit off under the weight of its own confused mythology. Still, it's damned good when it's good. Check out "War of the Coprophages", my personal favorite from season 3 for a creepy show with some laughs.

#11 Posted by JaredA (806 posts) -

Twin Peaks. (Keep in mind this is coming from someone who has only seen the first two episodes of X-Files...)

#12 Posted by LibraryDues (340 posts) -

Twin Peaks's first season (the one that matters) is what, 8 episodes? Have at it

#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14318 posts) -

TP is very short and can be done in a weekend while X-Files will take months of work to get through. I gave up a few episodes into the second season of TP, but the first one had some really great moments.

#14 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

See, the thing is that Twin Peaks isn't a Sci Fi show.

#15 Posted by Deathmachine117 (377 posts) -

I havent watched Twin Peaks myself but I went for it purely out of time consuming. X Files goes on for a long time and I recently just watched series one and found that to be a slog.

#16 Posted by MattDementous (103 posts) -

X-Files season 1-7

#17 Posted by beckley205 (310 posts) -

Firefly.

#18 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

@beckley205 said:

Firefly.

#19 Posted by tkappleton (3 posts) -

Honestly, I haven't yet watched Twin Peaks. The idea seems interesting but it just hasn't been something I had to see. X-Files called out to me screaming my name maybe 6 years ago. You won't regret it.

#20 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Lost dammit

#21 Posted by BoOzak (839 posts) -

You might not have a very high opinion of Maulder after watching Twin Peaks so i'd say X-Files but they're both great.

Also this:

@PenguinDust said:

The X-Files through season 7 including the first movie then jump to the finale. The first four seasons are great, but after that it gets a bit off under the weight of its own confused mythology. Still, it's damned good when it's good. Check out "War of the Coprophages", my personal favorite from season 3 for a creepy show with some laughs.

The last couple seasons were a chore to get through so just skip to the end after the movie to avoid fatigue.

#22 Posted by mlarrabee (2760 posts) -

Yeah, Firefly if you don't already own the DVDs and the Blu-Rays.

Twin Peaks if you do.

#23 Posted by light_grenade (124 posts) -

Other motherfucker

#24 Posted by Illuminosopher (271 posts) -

Twin Peaks because it's shorter. When you watch the X-files I would stop around season 5 goes down hill around then

#25 Edited by BoOzak (839 posts) -

I really dont get the obsession with Firefly, it was good yes, but not that good.

And this is coming from somebody who likes westerns and loves sci-fi, but combining the two just seems wrong. (Fuck Cowboys and Aliens!)

EDIT: Just thought i'd clarify I didnt mean that literally ^^

#26 Posted by notdavid (757 posts) -

Twin Peaks is short, and Agent Cooper is one of my favorite tv characters of all time. You don't need to see the second season.

#27 Posted by NTM (7034 posts) -

Huh... Too bad I never actively watched either of those shows, I'm not even sure if I've seen one episode of Twin Peaks. I do want you to know one thing though, here in WA, there really is no Twin Peaks, it's filmed here though. Damn, now I really have to watch the show. Anyways, I was hoping you'd have Star Trek: The Next Generation up there as a choice, but since you don't, I didn't choose.

#28 Posted by Fluttercry (142 posts) -

The X-Files, because sometimes it's so crazy you have to laugh. Other good Sci Fi shows would be Stargate Atlantis or Firefly

#29 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4866 posts) -

Heard nothing but good things about Twin peaks, and although XFiles is highly respected, a lot of people agree it hasn't aged as well as they once thought.

#30 Edited by Rebel_Scum (563 posts) -

Quantum Leap > Twin Peaks > X-Files

Just saying...

#31 Posted by Omega (819 posts) -

I'm going to be one of those people who suggest shows you didn't ask about. I think you should watch Battlestar Galactica (the 2004 series) it is, what I like to call, the shit.

You are the wind beneath my wings.
#32 Edited by Coafi (1433 posts) -

Twin Peaks. If you watch the first episode and that doesn't grab your attention then move on.

#33 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

I voted Twin Peaks. I should warn you though, I found the first episode almost unbearable. But the show gets so good.

#34 Posted by lavaman77 (564 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

X-Files because aliens

#35 Posted by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

Both are "classics" but I'd say watch twin peaks first because it's crazy.

#36 Posted by SockemJetpack (405 posts) -

2 months ago I was bedridden for a week with Pneumonia and ended up watching all of Twin Peaks and the first season of X-Files over that time. X-Files holds up better but Twin Peaks has more interesting characters. I say watch them both. Best sick week of my life.

Start with Twin Peaks and try and stick with it. It's a slow burn that gets crazy at some points ( re: Jean Jacket Man and that ridiculous octogenarian bellhop ) but truly worth your time.

Now grab yourself a hot coffee and a slice of damn fine pie and enjoy.

#37 Edited by Nightriff (4347 posts) -

So I watched a couple more episodes of X Files because I was bored and episode 5 was fucking terrible. Please tell me that was just a bad one and not many more like it.

#38 Posted by datarez (501 posts) -

I say X-files. Sure there are bad episodes like you've already found but those first few years are really great. Once you get to around season 5 it's a good time to take a break, watch Twin Peaks and then come back. :P

#39 Posted by Nasharoo (61 posts) -

Twin Peaks is bloody amazing and you should definitely watch it. Takes a bit of getting into though

#40 Posted by mordukai (7092 posts) -

@mandude said:

Twin Peaks is the most godawful thing I've ever tried to watch, but any time I've ever tried to say that, people just respond with "You're watching it incorrectly". From what I've gathered, correctly must be while high on some substance. Keep this in mind.

I vote X-files.

You are not watching it incorrectly. You just don't get it. I have a feeling this theme is something that you go through for anything made by David Lynch, right?

#41 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2101 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

Twin Peaks. It's incredible. X-Files does not hold up very well.

Twin Peaks... Season 1 only though. The X-Files is great for seasons like 1-4... then 4 and 5 are not the worst, but the last few seasons is where it really falls off with Mulder leaving, and not having the whole smoking man mystery stuff going on.

#42 Posted by Master_Funk (723 posts) -

Season 1 of Twin Peaks is as good a TV mystery show as you can get.

#43 Posted by wewantsthering (1459 posts) -

Twin Peaks is only two seasons so just watch that first and then move to X-Files. Also it will make you watch The X-Files differently after watching Twin Peaks...

#44 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

twin peaks is bollocks.

#45 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

Twin Peaks is the greatest thing ever made.

#46 Posted by uniform (1830 posts) -

Captain Power

#47 Posted by BonOrbitz (2089 posts) -

Firefly! If not that, then X-Files.

#48 Posted by pyromagnestir (3962 posts) -

I started watching Twin Peaks for the first time last summer and thought the first season was a lot of fun. The second season, however, expands upon the roles of some characters with storylines that are simply terrible. It's still alright up until the episode where the killer is revealed, but then it really falls apart. The low point seems to be around episode 15. That's where my summer watch ended. I got around to finishing it in February and the show does pick up a bit at the end, especially if you into weird shit, though the conclusion isn't really a conclusion so be warned.

I've never seen more than a few episodes of X-files.

I say give Twin Peaks a chance first, since it's shorter, and stop after the killer is revealed if you want. You won't be missing out on much other than a shit ton of weirdness.

#49 Posted by Veektarius (4147 posts) -

Twin Peak until they solve the murder mystery, then stop.

#50 Posted by predator (346 posts) -

I like Substrataenough that I should probably watch Twin Peaks one of these days.