Current Rewatch: 2022/02/03 - 2023/09/17


The X-Files first aired on September 10th 1993 on FOX and first ran till May 19 2002. But 14 years later came back for a short 10th season of 6 episodes and on January 3rd 2018 for a 10-episode 11th season.

 

The X-Files soon became a big, unexpected, hit for FOX and received mostly positive reviews. Although after season 6 or so, viewers began to voice some criticism about the long-term story arc. It had gotten so complicated and it never seem to go anywhere. Still, the arc episodes in the first 5-6 seasons often were my favorite episodes. But The X-files also has many superb "monster of the week" episodes. My favorite probably is season 4 episode "Home". Really freaked me out the first time I watched this.

 

Over the last few years the show has gotten a lot of criticism, mostly directed to Chris Carter, the creator, because the way he handled the the mythology episodes. Still, even if that perhaps is the case, I still love watching The X-Files, the old and the newer episodes because I just love the Mulder & Scully duo. Whatever the episode is about, their relationship is something special which we've not seem many times on TV over such a long period of time.

 

When David Duchovny decided to quit and only had a few guest appearances in season 8, most fans actually weren't happy with the fact that he wasn't on the show anymore. But I found season 8 and 9 entertaining because it slighty changed the show. It got a bit more fresh again. I really liked Robert Patrick in the role as FBI agent John Doggett. What I also liked a lot how Gillian Anderson played her character different in how she was desperate to find Mulder. Season 8 is probably one of my favorite seasons.

 

Besides spin-off shows like Millennium, The Lone Gunmen, there also are two X-Files movies, Fight the Future and I want to Believe. The first one is my favorite, really love that movie, the second one is also been criticized a lot. I on the other hand found it to be an entertaining movie. Sure, I'd rather had a movie dealing with the myhology or a real monster of the week movie kind of thing, but as a movie, I found it to be an entertaining movie.


The X-Files - Season 1 Trailer - Intro (1993)


Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Pilot
  2. Deep Throat
  3. Squeeze
  4. Conduit
  5. The Jersey Devil
  6. Shadows
  7. Ghost in the Machine
  8. Ice
  9. Space
  10. Fallen Angel
  11. Eve
  12. Fire
  13. Beyond the Sea
  14. Genderbender
  15. Lazarus
  16. Young at Heart
  17. E.B.E.
  18. Miracle Man
  19. Shapes
  20. Darkness Falls
  21. Tooms
  22. Born Again
  23. Roland
  24. The Erlenmeyer Flask

Season 2:

  1. Little Green Men
  2. The Host
  3. Blood
  4. Sleepless
  5. Duane Barry (1)
  6. Ascension (2)
  7. 3
  8. One Breath
  9. Firewalker
  10. Red Museum
  11. Excelsis Dei
  12. Aubrey
  13. Irresistible
  14. Die Hand die Verletzt
  15. Fresh Bones
  16. Colony (1)
  17. End Game (2)
  18. Fearful Symmetry
  19. Død Kalm
  20. Humbug
  21. The Calusari
  22. F. Emasculata
  23. Soft Light
  24. Our Town
  25. Anasazi

Season 3:

  1. The Blessing Way
  2. Paper Clip
  3. D.P.O.
  4. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
  5. The List
  6. 2Shy
  7. The Walk
  8. Oubliette
  9. Nisei (1)
  10. 731 (2)
  11. Revelations
  12. War of the Coprophages
  13. Syzygy
  14. Grotesque
  15. Piper Maru (1)
  16. Apocrypha (2)
  17. Pusher
  18. Teso dos Bichos
  19. Hell Money
  20. Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space
  21. Avatar
  22. Quagmire
  23. Wetwired
  24. Talitha Cumi (1)

Season 4:

  1. Herrenvolk (2)
  2. Home
  3. Teliko
  4. Unruhe
  5. The Field Where I Died
  6. Sanguinarium
  7. Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man
  8. Tunguska (1)
  9. Terma (2)
  10. Paper Hearts
  11. El Mundo Gira
  12. Leonard Betts
  13. Never Again
  14. Memento Mori
  15. Kaddish
  16. Unrequited
  17. Tempus Fugit (1)
  18. Max (2)
  19. Synchrony
  20. Small Potatoes
  21. Zero Sum
  22. Elegy
  23. Demons
  24. Gethsemane

Season 5:

  1. Redux (1)
  2. Redux (2)
  3. Unusual Suspects
  4. Detour
  5. The Post-Modern Prometheus
  6. Christmas Carol (1)
  7. Emily (2)
  8. Kitsunegari
  9. Schizogeny
  10. Chinga
  11. Kill Switch
  12. Bad Blood
  13. Patient X (1)
  14. The Red and the Black (2)
  15. Travelers
  16. Mind's Eye
  17. All Souls
  18. The Pine Bluff Variant
  19. Folie a Deux
  20. The End

Season 6:

  1. The Beginning
  2. Drive
  3. Triangle
  4. Dreamland (1)
  5. Dreamland (2)
  6. How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
  7. Terms of Endearment
  8. The Rain King
  9. S.R. 819
  10. Tithonus
  11. Two Fathers (1)
  12. One Son (2)
  13. Agua Mala
  14. Monday
  15. Arcadia
  16. Alpha
  17. Trevor
  18. Milagro
  19. The Unnatural
  20. Three of a Kind
  21. Field Trip
  22. Biogenesis

Season 7:

  1. The Sixth Extinction (1)
  2. The Sixth Extinction (2): Amor Fati
  3. Hungry
  4. Millennium
  5. Rush
  6. The Goldberg Variation
  7. Orison
  8. The Amazing Maleeni
  9. Signs and Wonders
  10. Sein und Zeit (1)
  11. Closure (2)
  12. X-Cops
  13. First Person Shooter
  14. Theef
  15. En Ami
  16. Chimera
  17. All things
  18. Brand X
  19. Hollywood A.D.
  20. Fight Club
  21. Je Souhaite
  22. Requiem

Season 8:

  1. Within (1)
  2. Without (2)
  3. Patience
  4. Roadrunners
  5. Invocation
  6. Redrum
  7. Via Negativa
  8. Surekill
  9. Salvage
  10. Badlaa
  11. The Gift
  12. Medusa
  13. Per Manum
  14. This is Not Happening (1)
  15. DeadAlive (2)
  16. Three Words
  17. Empedocles
  18. Vienen
  19. Alone
  20. Essence (1)
  21. Existence (2)

Season 9:

  1. Nothing Important Happened Today (1)
  2. Nothing Important Happened Today (2)
  3. Dæmonicus
  4. 4-D
  5. Lord of the Flies
  6. Trust No 1
  7. John Doe
  8. Hellbound
  9. Provenance (1)
  10. Providence (2)
  11. Audrey Pauley
  12. Underneath
  13. Improbable
  14. Scary Monsters
  15. Jump the Shark
  16. William
  17. Release
  18. Sunshine Days
  19. The Truth (1)
  20. The Truth (2)

Season 10:

  1. My Struggle
  2. Founder's Mutation
  3. Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster
  4. Home Again
  5. Babylon
  6. My Struggle II

 

Season 11:

  1. My Struggle III
  2. This
  3. Plus One
  4. The Lost Art of Forehead
  5. Sweat
  6. Ghouli
  7. Kitten
  8. Rm9sbG93ZXJz
  9. Familiar
  10. Nothing Lasts Forever
  11. My Struggle IV

Movie 1: Fight the Future

Movie 2: I Want to Believe


Blogs written about The X-Files


The X-Files on Blu-Ray

 




Characters

Fox Mulder

Dana Scully

Walter Skinner

John Doggett

Monica Reyes

Smoking Man



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