Last night was the first new X-Files story on TV since Mulder escaped his “conviction” in 2002, and the first look at Mulder and Scully since they worked with a psychic ex-priest in 2007. Many people were excited just to have new adventures with Mulder, Scully and A.D. Skinner.
We got a look at more aliens (not a spoiler if you’ve ever watched The X-Files), a new informant (we’ll see if he’s got the life expectancy of Deep Throat, Mr. X or Marita Covarrubias) and the same intense Fox Mulder. We definitely think it’s worth your time to take a watch, and if your DVR has the NFC Championship game instead of Mulder, Scully and Skinner: fear not! You can watch it (free and officially sanctioned) right here: http://www.fox.com/watch/607308867569
But the reaction was the best. Most took to Twitter to vent their feels, and lots of people were excited.
You know what’s amazing? We get to watch a NEW episode of #TheXFiles again tonight! There’s never been a more beautiful time to be alive.
— Kathleen Mayhew (@mskathleenmay) January 25, 2016
As I said before, I like the new eps and it only gets better from here #TheXFiles
— Patrick Munn (@patmunn) January 25, 2016
That was so much fun. #TheXFiles I’m all in! — I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) January 25, 2016
#TheXFiles revival hit all the right notes: characters reintroduced; conspiracy established; fun begins. The haters can go get abducted. — Will McKinley (@willmckinley) January 25, 2016
Mulder: It’s aliens. Scully: Mulder, no. *23 years later* S: Fine, you were right. M: I was wrong. S: Damn it, Mulder. #TheXFiles
— Matt Brown (@CallMeRoy88) January 25, 2016
Some thought it missed the mark:
My review of last night’s #TheXFiles, which wasn’t great but I still kind of liked? https://t.co/vFeSMYRgzR — Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) January 25, 2016
Well #TheXFiles was an absolute mess. But with all of that horrendous exposition & manoeuvring out of the way, maybe it’ll still be good?
— Justin Civitillo (@JC_Kazama) January 25, 2016
#TheXFiles returned last night, with disappointing results: https://t.co/6HNSKADB7S pic.twitter.com/lPWCBqQFHi
— CutPrintFilm (@cutprintfilm) January 25, 2016
Some had their own conspiracy theories:
Do not assume that #XFilesRevival ends with episode 6. “Ends for now” might be more appropriate! Will know soon! #TheXFiles — Anne Simon (@Annealiz1) January 25, 2016
#ConspiracyTheory #1 #TheXFiles return is just a blatant attempt by Fox to get us to take Glenn Beck seriously again. — Brian Vanderhoof (@Hoof_N_Mouth) January 25, 2016
And some had jokes:
If things don’t work out for CSM this time he can always replace that lady who smokes through her neck in those commercials #TheXFiles
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) January 25, 2016
“Hey, Scully. Just been lurking behind this wall in your parking garage for like 8 hours instead of calling you on the phone.”- J #TheXFiles
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) January 25, 2016
How Mulder says “I love you”: Calls you, won’t let you interrupt, wants to talk about conspiracies for five hours #TheXFiles — Kelly Connolly (@_kellyQ) January 25, 2016
Even the FBI got in on things:
Check out the first of #TheXFiles written by the former head of @FBIWFO. #TheTruthIsOutThere pic.twitter.com/RPWl0TipO0
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 25, 2016
Let us know what you thought, did you sigh skeptically…or did believing intensify?
Until tomorrow. #TheXFiles pic.twitter.com/YR3hEgzxfw — Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) January 25, 2016