Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday January 24, 2016

The X-Files Returns: Inconsistent, Messy, And Promising

I am bummed that the overall reception to the X-Files miniseries has been lukewarm. Maybe it’s best to just leave things alone (not that Hollywood would ever consider that).

It’s little wonder then that things start out slow, especially given all the setup the show needs to do justifying its own existence. But don’t be discouraged by the utter incoherence of the first hour: The spirit of the show is still here, waiting to be drawn out, and each installment is better than the last. It’s not ideal, given the brevity of this installment, but since there hasn’t been a consistent season of The X-Files since the 1990s, it’s probably the best anyone could hope for.