The new X-Files season, a short one that renews the series after being off the air for 14 years, is a very mixed bag. A very very mixed bag. Episode 5 is practically one long platitude, while episode 3 is brilliant (literally, my favorite TV episode ever made, out of all I can remember, anyway).
X-Files Season 10
I’m going to make this section short. X-Menesque mutants debut in episode 2, after in episode 1 Mulder talks of having the new revelation that men are using alien stuff to evolve humans and improve technology. While critics ate this stuff up as a critical reflection of modern American politics, I thought it disappointingly silly, since I was pretty sure Mulder had already thought this (that is, his new revelation) from watching the previous shows. It’s what I took away from the X-Files in the past, anyway, so it seemed cheap and confusing. Most of the new episodes are quite gory, too (that is, gorier than before).
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