The Return of The X-Files

In 2016, one of my favorite shows of all time returned to TV for a short 6 episode mini-season.  Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny took up the roles they played during the 90s once again- Scully and Mulder.   What concerned me was how well it would translate 20 years later.  Obviously, Chris Carter felt like he had stories to tell and I have read recently that the only reason Scully an Mulder are back is they felt the story was left untold.  Now n 2018, it appears that they finally get to finish this story.

Season 10 (2016) had a simple 6 episode run.  I though perhaps they would be more like modern serialized shows and tell a short story arch, but in the middle of them were still some classic episodic “monster of the week” episodes.  In truth,

My Struggle – Your basic -re-intro episode, it re-orients you with Mulder and Scully since last we left them in that last unremarkable movie.  They have a son, aliens are back and there is a Rush Limbaugh like radio personality that wants to utilize the two of them to investigate the X-Files.  It got you back in the X-Files feel and mood.

Founder’s Mutation – This was an OK episode if this season was going to be longer, because it could be revisited.  Maybe it will be in 11.

Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster – I never really like X-Files when it goes light-hearted, this one was terrible.  There is another show already doing this – it’s called Grimm. I hated this episode with a passion.

Home Again – A homage to the most disturbing episode, Home, this one was pretty good but not as good as the first one.

Babylon – This brings X-Files to today’s society of terrorist attacks and all that entails.  This introduced the new agents that look like might take over the X-Files when Scully and Mulder are finally done.

My Struggle II – This is what I think is what everything was building up to.  I felt like this whole season could have been 3 or 4 episodes of this and nothing else.  It was a good one.

I know they are picking up where they left off, base don the trailer.  I look forward to more.

 

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