Success of X Files

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Success of X Files The X Files Assignment I am about to write will answer the key question, "Why is the T.V. programme The X Files so successful?" The X Files is a science fiction programme featuring two detective FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in an investigation involving supernatural phenomena and extra-terrestrials. The programme's genre is based on science fiction, stories evolved around imaginary, scientific discoveries or unusual changes of the environment or space travel and life on other planets. The programme involves mysteries and crimes which creates tension throughout. Originally, these types of programmes were mainly aimed at men and the majority of viewers were male. But by having a male and a female playing the main roles, an even gender of viewers are gained. The T.V. programme was first broadcast at 9PM on BBC2 roughly eleven years ago. It's first appearance was a pilot copy, a test run and an experimental showing to determine it's popularity with the viewers and their response. This was not shown on a prime channel but at a prime time when most people watch television. As it received a positive feedback, the programme was moved to BBC1, a prime channel that the majority of people tune in to. In doing so, the programme's popularity grew as well as the amount of viewers, both male and female. The last showing of the programme was this year, 2002. In order to answer the question required, I will deconstruct the programme, a process where, in order to find out how the programme was constructed, I must break it down first. By doing this I will be able to see how the different aspects of the programme were p... ... middle of paper ... ...s keeps viewers watching till then. * Using music, sound affects, camera angles, lighting and dialog, is an ideal way to speed up tension to make viewers nervous. * Placing the high moments at the beginning, middle and end ensures that viewers won't get bored at certain points in the film. * Questions are created that can only be found out in the next episode so viewers have to keep watching the following programmes in order to find the answers to their questions. * Making the film appear true makes more viewers interested as it becomes more believable. Without featuring these points in a science fiction programme, viewers aren't going to be interested so therefore would not watch it. By including these points, The X Files has become a successful programme for viewers to watch.
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