Over fourteen years, you forget why “The X-Files” was a remarkable television series. Then a fan’s dream comes true, “The X-Files” returns to television. Everything which made “The X-Files” unforgettable is brought back. It is an intellectual pleasure to have “The X-Files” return to television.
FBI Special Agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) didn’t miss a cue. They never stop caring for each other. They never lost contact with each other. The two characters picked up their fascination with unexplained events, atypical people and conspiracies. Yet, they don’t veer into unfettered tabloid silliness. Scully and Mulder take their work seriously. Scully is the skeptic who believes in verifying everything. Mulder still wants to believe.
Slowly, gaps fill in about the last fourteen years after the X-Files branch of the FBI is closed down. An indirect reason is given for their failed relationship. New mysteries are added, especially regarding their son, William. What happened to William? Was he or was he not placed for adoption? There appears to be more to the story and fans want to know it all.
“The X-Files” stretches the imagination with “What if?” The world nowadays is filled with unexplained mysteries, new astronomical discoveries, unusual archaeological remnants, and unexplored oceans. There is much unknown about the world. Things aren’t always what they appear to be. “The X-Files” reminds us of this universal truth. For the intellectually curious, “The X-Files” is the smartest supernatural drama on television.