Originally Posted by Rusted
It slowly started going downhill once they moved the production to L.A.
They should have stopped at season 6, 7 at the latest but Chris Carter and Fox ran it into the ground.
Just because it ended pretty badly can't take away how awesome the first five seasons are.
It wasn't directly because of the move, but rather because of blatant cash grabbing with no idea of where to go. Chris Carter actually wanted to stop at season 5 or 6 and resolve the rest through a series of films, which would have been a much better call if you ask me. But they just couldn't let go of that cash cow. That said, once it was clear they had no clue where the fuck they were going I pretty much gave up on it. I still enjoyed season 6 after the film, but Season 7 is kind of iffy. 8 and 9, the less said the better.
I still want a movie dealing with the alien invasion, even if they missed the Mayan calender date. A movie based on that could be epic in scale.