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The X-Files: Season 1

The X-Files: Season 1 Review
Posted on May 31, 2015 by James Shults

First Aired: September 10, 1993

Creator: Chris Carter

Overall Rating: Good

FBI Agent Fox Mulder, played by David Duchovny, is looking for evidence of alien existence. His partner, Agent Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, is a skeptic. Together the two agents tackle an ongoing conspiracy arc as well as several monsters of the week in this first season of The X-Files.

The Good

There is instant chemistry between the characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. We get right away that these are very different characters coming from opposite angles. One is a believer. One is a skeptic. Yet the two fit together and compliment each other perfectly. Not only that but we get the real feeling that these two are equals. These two are a team.

The Bad

There are several very good episodes here. In fact, most of the episodes are quite watchable. However, there are a handful of garbage episodes. It happens. This is a 23 episode first season.

The Ugly

The X-Files doesn’t quite know what it is in its first season (and maybe it never finds out). Sometimes it’s an episodic monster-of-the-week show. Other times its a serialized government conspiracy show. You may like one of these directions more than the other but you’ll have to follow both paths to get where The X-Files is going .

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