The X-Files: Season 10 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's chemistry remains intact, but overall, The X-Files revival lacks the creative spark necessary to sustain the initial rush of nostalgia.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2016
2
Air date: Jan 25, 2016
3
Air date: Feb 1, 2016
4
Air date: Feb 8, 2016
5
Air date: Feb 15, 2016
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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

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In Series 10 Agent Mulder is reuinted with Dana Scully and the pair begin investigating strange occurrences that have the potential to pose global threats.

Cast

David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Joel McHale
as Tad O'Malley
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Robbie Amell
as Agent Miller
Lauren Ambrose
as Agent Einstein
Sheila Larkin
as Margaret Scully
Doug Savant
as Augustus Goldman
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Daryl Landry
Annabeth Gish
as Monica Reyes
Richard Newman
as Dr. Rumanovitch
Chris Logan
as Dr. Sanjay
Alessandro Juliani
as Joseph Cutler
Peggy Jo Jacobs
as Nancy Huff
Tyler Labine
as Stoner No. 1
Nicole Parker-Smith
as Stoner No. 2
Marci T. House
as Angry Woman
Chris Shields
as Det. Dross
Rebecca Wisocky
as Jackie Goldman
Gary Sekhon
as Forensic Tech
Alex Diakun
as Manager
Julian Christopher
as Dr. Oscar Griffiths
Eric Breker
as SP Agent Brem
Aliza Vellani
as Nurse Sandeep
Sachin Sahel
as Jack Budd
Veena Sood
as Dr. Louise Colquitt
Amanda Burke
as Rebecca
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 10

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (24)

Well, that was a decent bit of fun, even if it wasn't terribly believable from a character perspective. Or from any other perspective, for that matter.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

The first episode of the six foreshadows a compelling new series, with hints that it will ultimately knit together many of the show's touchstones, such as the abduction of Mulder's sister, The X-Files, Roswell and the origin of the show's Smoking Man.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Give six writer/directors six chances to do whatever they want with these iconic characters. It's a great idea for a series that can't just repeat itself as it will inherently feel nostalgic.

Jan 20, 2016 | Full Review…

After just one episode of the upcoming six, The X-Files feels like a faded relic, barely clinging to what once made it great.

Oct 12, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Regardless, hungry fans are probably thrilled to have the show back in whatever capacity. The smartest thing that this revival does is play to those fans, who will forgive its flaws, while limiting the run to a six-episode taste.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Reminding audiences of decades-old disappointment probably wasn't the sort of nostalgia that was intended when when the notion of reviving The X-Files as a "six hour-event" was conceived, but, sadly, that's the impression.

Jan 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's still pretty lame. But with enough embers of the fire that the show once was to get me to stick with it.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I worry for the mythology-laden closer, to burden itself with just as much overwrought melodrama and nostalgia as its predecessor, let alone provide some kind of reasonable closure.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, My Struggle poses enough questions for long-time fans and offers enough intrigue for new ones to be a promising start of a new chapter in the X-Files story.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The X-Files feel old-fashioned and out of touch.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 10

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Chris Carter firebombs The X-Files with a Season 10 miniseries that throws out the series mythology and begins anew. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully rejoin the FBI and reopen the X-Files division after an investigative journalist named Tad O'Malley exposes the Syndicate's true agenda. However, the show quickly becomes episodic, following a monster-of-the-week format, and doesn't really have an over-arcing storyline. In addition to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis and a few others reprise their roles from the original series. And there are some nice homages and callbacks that help to create a familiar feel. Season 10 of The X-Files has its moments, but overall it's a weak revival that doesn't accomplish much.

DannM

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