The X-Files: Season 10 – Review


Official Synopsis: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Review Summary: A staple of my household’s Sunday nights in the 90s was The X-Files. This endlessly inventive show infused my imagination with a desire for creativity as a youth, and has only continued to inspire me as an adult.

To return to the world of Scully and Mulder was exciting, but my expectations were tempered. Seasons 8 and 9, and the film I Want to Believe, certainly weren’t great, and that string of “acceptable X-Files” continues with Season 10, although I feel it to be an improvement over the previously mentioned seasons and film.

Duchovny and Anderson play world-weary agents, having seen more than they perhaps care to acknowledge. They of course, work magic together. The stand-alone episodes were the highlight here, their chemistry heightening every moment. The mythology was disappointingly dull, although it ends on a promising note for future installments, perhaps finally exploring something the series has mostly ignored.

Season 10 was messy. Sometimes great, sometimes terrible. In other words, it’s just like every single season of The X-Files. Check out my video review above for an in-depth discussion on all 6 episodes.

Grade: B

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Created by: Chris Carter

MPAA Rating: TV-14

Run Time: 44 min

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