The X-Files: Season 1 Reviews

April 26, 2018
Three decades after The Twilight Zone made Fridays sure bets for a little fright, a little shock and even a little moral uplift, the Fox network's The X-Files is likewise more than a little irresistible.
April 7, 2015
Though the show works with a certain unintended camp kick, at the moment "X" doesn't mark the spot where viewers can find involving drama by way of Stephen King-esque actions.
January 23, 2015
Mandel's cool direction of Carter's ingenious script and the artful presentation itself give TV sci-fi a boost.
January 5, 2015
The X-Files succeeds as addictive B-film entertainment because it treats its cheesy material - ''inspired by actual documented events'' - with absolute seriousness.
January 5, 2015
There's not much suspense here, but the two leads, and the hour's teacup worth of mystery, are just enough to keep this flying saucer aloft.
January 5, 2015
The X-Files is the most paranoid, subversive show on TV right now.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 5, 2015
While much of the pleasure of the show comes from watching the chemistry between the two leads develop over the seasons, it's interesting to see how much of it is already in place here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-