I have always loved the X-Files, and really enjoy Mulder, Skully, Skinner, and of the course the Lone Gunmen, but after that season ending (The Event), I don't see how Carter can save the show.
I want to believe.
After last years money grab Pass...
Yeah the percentage is just not there for me, that was the one decent Episode i was absolutely mortified at the rest....
While I enjoyed the "series" last year, it wasn't nearly as good as I had hoped it would be, with the exception of the already mentioned "Were-Monster" episode, which I thought was fantastic.
Ill certainly watch the upcoming episodes.
What is really interesting to me, though, is this...I started wondering if "The X-Files" was better in my memory than it truly was, so I fired up some episodes and gave them a watch...and I was really disappointed. Almost every episode I watched just seemed campy and bad. I remember loving the show when it was on, but I guess maybe TV has just come a long way since the series was in its prime, and it just didn't stand the test of time well. This, of course, is all just my opinion.
I watched the first episode of the series last year, and read reviews that steadily went downhill. I also saw Chris Carter's penchant for introducing questions he never intends to answer.
I'll hold off on this unless and until I know the show has a decent ending (it won't) where they answer the questions they pose (they won't) and it gives a sense of proper closure (not happening).
And yet a lot of episodes still work for me. I like the ones that balance the creepy vide with humor, like "Quagmire," "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Humbug." Basically all the shows that writer Darin Morgan had a hand in.
It's a shame, really. Especially considering the new show had a chance to really solidify what had been left so unsatisfying and just introduced a bunch of conspiracy gobbledeegook, and then dropped/ignored it.
The X-Files was one of the first few shows that I really got into that taught me not to get invested too deeply in a "mythology"-driven or "mystery"-driven show until the ending has been written AND you know that it was satisfying. The X-Files is also why I never watched LOST.
But I'm still a sucker for Mulder and Scully scampering around in the dark looking for monsters. I'll hold out a little hope that the creators get things figured out for next season.