Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
The TV-series X-Files with Mulder and Scully is finally(?) back after a 13 year long hiatus, and it required quite a lot of demand and money I guess… So why the question mark then next to the word “finally”?
Honestly, I was sceptical to this as soon as it was made public quite some time ago and it’s partly due to the fact that the previous comeback, X-Files: I Want to Believe, was everything but good. Ok, the acting was pretty good and casting Billy Connolly is never a bad thing – but as a paedophile vicar? Come on!?! The movie was nothing about aliens or other unexplainable shit, and Xzibit as Agent Mosley Drummy… What were they thinking? But this isn’t about the previous full length movie, it’s about the TV-series reboot.
In the first episode “My Struggle” Mulder and Scully are united again in order to work on a case, and this first episode made me question why on earth I decided to give the new episodes a go… I’m a proper X-Files fan and in 1993 I was old enough to date Gillian Anderson – I wish! – so X-Files was initially more than just a TV show because we all fancied Dana Scully, but such is life 😉
The story was sketchy as f and the reverted roles between Mulder and Scully where Mulder now denies everything was poor to say the least and if it hadn’t been for the fact that the next episode was aired the following day, this would’ve been the last episode of X-Files I’d ever watch! The acting in this episode was pretty horrible as well.
The second episode “Founder’s Mutation” actually felt like a proper X-Files episode so my hope got ignited again and I wrote off the first episode as a shaky start, and oh boy was I wrong…
Here comes the third episode “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” where Mulder and Scully are chasing a monster who’s killing people, or so we are led to believe anyway, and this is probably a new low in regards to how bad an episode of X-Files can be! David Duchovny is clearly just doing it for the money and he’s taking a piss on his former alter ego, and things just go from bad to worse… This episode is even worse than episode 6 “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas” in season 6 or most of the other dodgy episodes Chris Carter made when he was fresh out of proper ideas.
This episode was so bad that it was embarrassing – that is unless you like the comedy episodes, which I don’t. “Mixed reviews” is an understatement of massive proportions because everyone I know just hated it, and now it’s all too obvious that this is just 6 episodes of a legendary TV-Series made in order to stop any further attempts to revive it again! That’s my honest review.
Sadly/luckily episode 5 will revive “The Lone Gunmen” after them dying in their final episode “Jump the Shark” and I’d love to see how they solve that little problem, but I am no longer eagerly awaiting the next episode and this must surely be the very last time Mulder and Scully join the ranks of FBI. They must’ve been offered big money to do this – that’s for sure!
There’s nothing to analyse here – this gets a 1 out of 1, and that’s only because I haven’t implemented 0 (zero) as a score yet… What a shame because this is one of the best TV-series ever created.