I Want More!
The X-Files strategy of endless doubt and paranoia worked back in the day, but eventually a series that never provides resolution or advances the plot line becomes aggravating. The monologue by the talk show host beginning around 33:50 is everything that's wrong with the X Files - like 20 different conspiracy theories in 1 minute.
They could have done so much better of a reboot, finally starting to resolve questions and moving toward a conclusion. I don't understand why they're so afraid of a conclusion, especially since they're ambivalent about continuing the series much longer anyway.
Also, from the last episode: Agent Einstein, really?
What the heck was this?
I used to really love The X Files from the years gone by, but now it has become "Politrical" I can't believe it. Do all of the real X Files lovers a favor and don't ever show this garbage again.
I WANTED to believe...but I'm not so sure
I'm not too sure how to review my beloved X-Files revival. I'm not even sure what star rating I should bestow onto it. I know with the passage of time, things evolve. Time stands by for the younger versions of ourselves that fell in love with the show in the 90's. Many of us yearned for the moment to see Mulder, Scully, CGB and Skin man one last time after hearing the grand news of the revival. Now, I'm really struggling to put a coherent thought into this review, but maybe it was best to keep this once classic show...in another TRUTH...one that was left to our own imaginations. One that was best left to our creation. Perhaps my take of this mini-series will change, as so many things do in the course of Life. I still WANT to believe in the show that I grew up with...
GLAD IT’S BACK! BUT, SHOWS FEEL DIFFERENT
The fact that this show airing again is 5/5 stars.
But comparing the feel of the show vs the old one, this feels less filmic/dream like, more like watching live acting. I attribute this to current show using “digital camera” vs old show using “film” to record.
The acting from the main actors are great as before. The stories are a bit rusty and less fluid than before, but I’m sure it will get better with more episodes.
Overall, I like it. Worth the price. Going to buy the rest of the episodes.
Towards the end of x-files (the original series) - the tense dynamic, serious character development, and stories which made you suspend disblief gave way to a kind of playful goofyness. It was -sort of- chamring, but clearly the writers and production staff were at their end. The music, themes, acting - was all just playful. Well, thats what this is. It feels like a painful extension of the END of the x-files, not resurrecting the brilliance in the beginning.
THe islamophobic episode also was just offensive and uncalled for.
Too much to love with all the hate.
I literally enjoyed every second of the new season. I think people are being hyper critical of some of the ‘plot’ episodes. I love everything X-Files including the 2nd movie.
'Were-Monster' is absolutely in my Top 3 favorite episodes. Darin Morgan just absolutely nailed the dreariness of humanity in this episode.
Good Writing, Great Actors, Amazing Sets...
By DJ Lee
X-files is exactly the kind of TV you don't see any more on TV: Great Stories, Top Notch Production, Amazing visuals, stunning sets, wonderful actors - all bound together for late night lights out ghost stories. A great big THANK YOU to all the crew, staff and especially the actors for bringing the X-Files back to life... for cases still unsolved ! "Babylon" and "My Struggle 2" where the most promising - Babylon because it showed that X-Files could turn towards a much harder edged police show - the real work of security forces world wide is amazing and important. My Struggle 2 goes in the SciFi direction, aliens, bioweapons, global conspiracy plots almost copied directly from all the internet fringe websites. It would be extremely refreshing if X-Files took on the harder reality stories - such as the huge population moves through the E.U., powerful wealthy people using the Earth as their personal Chess game - and some of odd factual stories of toda - the type they used to cover in The Lone Gunmen...it would be great if they could do some 'flash back' episodes with memories of Langly, Byers, Frohiki, Yves, and the always upbeat Jimmy Bond !
6 episodes. A few were entertaining, but the last one, especially, was just too much, with not enough to hold it together. Last minute revelations at just the right moment amid mass chaos, but there’s only so much reality you can push aside to enjoy a good story and I think the last episode crossed that line.
I love the restart… but really, Fox… lose the ads in stuff I pay for!