The x files features fox mulder david duchovny and dana scully gillian anderson as fbi agents charged with investigating cases that involve the paranormal. At the end of the day, it is the series as a whole that matters. It was a barely buzzedabout series, made about some very outre topics. Along with dark, oftenscary episodes about specific creatures or unexplained events, the show revolves around a mythology of government conspiracies and coverups related to extraterrestrials. Episodes ranked by musashi94 created 26 mar 2017 updated 06 feb 2019 public a ranking of the 201 episodes of the original run of the x files television series, presented in order of best to worst. Barbara decides that if she cant be agent scully from the xfiles, then shell put on a costume and fight crime as the newest member of the batfamily. The series itself is the globally acclaimed and acknowledged, most popular tv show in world history, so not much else needs to be said, since everyone knows about the x files, and the influence and legacy it started.
The x files is a 1998 american science fiction film written by chris carter and frank spotnitz, and directed by rob bowman. Episodes ranked by musashi94 created 26 mar 2017 updated 06 feb 2019 public a ranking of the 201 episodes of the original run of the xfiles television series, presented in order of best to worst. Keith uhlich is both one of the xfiles most devoted fans and one of its most astute critics, which makes his ranking of all 201 episodes at thrillist. The last episodes of the shows ninth season, the truth originally served as the finale for the entire series, until the return of the series in january 2016. So here are the 35 best shows on hulu right now, ranked. By that point, i was ready for it all to be over but the great michael emerson and a very creative, wellconstructed plot reminded me how great the show could be in its second to last episode. Jan 21, 2016 but if its return spurs you to check out some of the series true heights, uhlichs list is the best place to start. In a small texas town, a mysterious black substance.
Recently, the x files returned with two more seasons with mulder and scully back for more. From januaryfebruary 2016 the series returned to the air for a new sixpart mini series, available via amazon. Going from worst to best and trying to find good and bad from all seasons, we run down our list of. The x files season 11 the 26yearold science fiction series returns to television jan. The x files consistently balanced the overarching mythologyfocused episodes with monster of the week stories, with the series lack. The program originally aired from september 10, 1993 to may 19, 2002 on fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. If this had been the series finale of the xfiles, it wouldve left fans hanging, but damn, what a final episode. Now that the return of the xfiles is upon us, its the perfect time to revisit all nine seasons and 202 episodes of the original series before. Its hard to quantify what a cultural phenomenon the xfiles was. The truth is out there, and thats why weve set out to rank all eleven seasons of the xfiles.
Parents need to know that the xfiles is a dark scifi drama that can be very scary at times, sometimes depicting monsters, deformed humans, disturbing scenarios, and violent acts. It is, hands down, the funniest episode of the entire series. As with most season finales in the shows history, this one dealt with the overwhelming arc and mythos of the series. With all 202 episodes taken into consideration, this is how the nine seasons of the xfiles are ranked according to imdb. Jan 21, 2016 its a humorous and moving testament to gilligans time on the x files and a nice sendoff for the doggett and reyes characters, who take more of a backseat in the series finale. I would rate bad blood a bit lower very high overall, but not in my top 3, and home much lower scary, shocking, but the tone and characters are. The 49 most important characters of the xfiles, ranked. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on january 24, 2016, and concluded on february 22, 2016. Execproduced by ridley scott and frank spotnitz the xfiles, the series sees various characters working to form a resistance against their occupation by collecting forbidden newsreels. Sep 10, 2018 with the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the x files upon us, alyse wax has ranked the shows 25 best episodes. The xfiles consistently balanced the overarching mythologyfocused episodes with monster of the week stories, with the series lack. Mar 12, 2019 the x files had an awardwinning run of 11 seasons and over 200 episodes, but which of mulder and scullys adventures is the best. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes.
Jan 02, 2018 season 11 of the x files is approaching so were celebrating with a very special top 10 list of the best episodes. This list features the best seasons of the xfiles, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Top 5 of season 8 baz greenland picks the highlights of the x files eighth season. The xfiles ran from 19932002, and was such a popular series here at the anorak zone that it even has its own. The first season ranked 105th out of 128 shows during the 199394 television season. The lost art of forehead sweat is the xfiles at its best. They both contain some of the absolute worst episodes of the entire series and both feature more than a handful of forgetful, lessthanaveragebutwatchable motw episodes with stupid ideas or bad visual fx. One of the most enduring scifihorror tv shows of all time, the xfiles paired agent fox mulder david duchovny, a believer in aliens and the supernatural, and agent dana scully gillian anderson, a medical doctor and a skeptic who only believes in science, to investigate the cases that the fbi deems. When i did a binge watch it was easily one of the most bittersweet episodes of tv id ever seen. After the episodes release, fox began referring to the. Jan 11, 2016 the discussion regarding the best seasons of a given show can be tiresome. Click through our photo gallery above to see the top 10 the xfiles monsters ranked from worst to best.
Every episode of the xfiles, ranked from worst to best. All 6 episodes of the xfiles 2016 miniseries, ranked. But pusher, the dark heart of the episode of the same name, might be one of the most complex antagonists of the entire series. If this had been the series finale of the xfiles, it wouldve left fans hanging, but damn, what a final episode it would be. The x files is to the twilight zone as pepsi is to coca. Born again is the most chilling story in the first series of the x files. September 10, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the xfiles. All the episodes in x files season 1 ranked best to worst. With so many great monsters showing up over the years, here is a look at 10 of the scariest from the history of the x files. Im glad sunshine days was ranked as high as it was. Following the ratings success of this revival, fox. Mulder, an fbi profiler, is a believer in the paranormal. It is the first feature film based on the x files series created by carter that revolves around fictional unsolved cases called the x files and the characters solving them.
Tony black continues the ultimate xfiles countdown of all 209 episodes, as voted by you, with season 3 episode 5, the list in what certainly came as a surprise to me, the lowest rated episode of the xfiles season 3 has turned out to be the list. The original television series aired from september 10, 1993 to may 19, 2002 on fox. The xfiles is an american science fictionsupernatural television series that originally aired on the fox network for 9 seasons from september 10, 1993, to may 19, 2002. The xfiles is an american science fiction horror drama television series created by chris carter. Its a humorous and moving testament to gilligans time on the x files and a nice sendoff for the doggett and reyes characters, who take more of a backseat in the series finale. The xfiles ran from 19932002, and was such a popular series here at the anorak zone that it even has its own microsite dedicated to it. The series was ranked at number 29 during the 19992000 television season, finishing with an average of 14. Still, if we do not take it too seriously, it can be a fun exercise. The shows mythology centers on government conspiracy, coverups, and the possibility of alien abductions. The season consists of six episodes and concluded airing on february 22, 2016. The xfiles had an awardwinning run of 11 seasons and over 200 episodes, but which of mulder and scullys.
Xfiles 25th anniversary best episodes hollywood reporter. While some immensely popular scifi tv arrived since xfiles, none would exist if chris carter had not broken through with his series that asked. Fbi agents scully skeptic and mulder believer are introduced to us in season one of scifi series the x files, as they attempt to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Season 10 sep 30, 2019 although enjoyable and definitely worth a watch for xfiles fans, a 6episode season wasnt enough to fit both myths and monster episodes.
In this xfilesinspired series, a teenage girl tries to find a way to communicate with her dead father while touring with her rock star mom and ends up running afoul of ghosts, vampires, bigfoot. The sixth season of the science fiction television series the xfiles commenced airing on the fox network in the united states on november 8, 1998, concluding on the same channel on may 16, 1999, and consisted of twentytwo episodes. Its a humorous and moving testament to gilligans time on the xfiles and a nice sendoff for the doggett and reyes characters, who take more of a. When fox initially announced the string of episodes, the network referred to them collectively as an event series. The general idea is in itself submitted to such eventualities. Watching the x files will change you for the better. One of those was, of course, the existence of extraterrestrials which was a primary theme of the series that tied directly into fox mulders duchovny obsessions. The season continued on from the 1998 feature film and focused heavily on fbi federal agents fox mulder david duchovny and dana scullys gillian anderson. As is the case with many tv shows, the xfiles didnt immediately offer audiences the quality we would come to expect later on in the series.
The second season of the x files begins with dana scully having been reassigned to teach at the fbi academy, whilst fox mulder is given a new partner and is assigned to help in a hostage situation. Though it may not make many new believers, the xfiles return to business as usual is a refreshing upgrade from the shows underwhelming previous outing. Episodes ranked by musashi94 created 26 mar 2017 updated 06 feb 2019 public a ranking of the 201 episodes of the original run of the xfiles. Sep 16, 2019 season 2 of the x files really started to pick up steam, and it ended with one of the best episodes in the series history. I have over the years come to see clyde bruckman as definitely the best episode of the show. It follows mulder and scully as they investigate the death of a police officer, supposedly linked to a young girl. During a reddit ama, creator chris carter responded to andersons exit for the first time by saying he hadnt really thought about the. The story takes us through her days training with wildcat to her early interactions with a less than happy.
Ranking every season from worst to best a complete evaluation of chris carters longrunning scifi saga by michael roffman, justin gerber and mckenzie gerber. The x files is an american science fiction horror drama television series created by chris carter. The xfiles revival episodes, ranked from worst to best. The list 1 vote january 17, 2017 january 15, 2017 tony black tony black continues the ultimate xfiles countdown of all 209 episodes, as voted by you, with season 3 episode 5, the list. The series centers on fbi special agents fox mulder david duchovny and dana scully gillian anderson, who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called xfiles. The 10 best tv shows on right now, from the great to. Ranking every season of the xfiles best to worst ranker. The tenth season of the american science fiction television series the x files commenced airing in the united states on january 24, 2016, on fox. The xfiles is an american science fiction drama television series created by chris carter. The series ran for nine seasons in its initial run, before returning for two revival seasons, the last of which ended earlier this year. Dec 23, 2017 season 11 of the x files is nearing and were continuing to drop related content with a top 5 list on the scariest, creepiest and most disturbing episodes of the classic series.
The xfiles is to the twilight zone as pepsi is to cocacola. The xfiles mini series from worst to best anorakzone. The x files was never shy about the fact that at its core, it was a show about conspiracy theories and how the government uses its power to hide secrets. The xfiles originally aired for nine seasons 19932002 on fox, then returned. The best tv series finales of the decade plenty of shows copied this format, with buffy the vampire slayer and supernatural as perfect examples, but the x files was the grandfather of the monster of the week format. Season one in the first season of the xfiles, creator chris carter was uncertain of the series future, so each of the episodes is a selfcontained suspense story. Younger viewers may be frightened by the possibility of abduction and scared by the oftengraphic. The scifi drama stars david duchovny, gillian anderson.
With 11 total seasons, here is a look at every season of the x files, ranked. Our list of the 50 best the office episodes runs down the most iconic installments from one of the greatest and funniest shows ever made. Twentyfive years later, the series has 11 seasons the. Mulder and scully the x files series 19932002 x files the film 1998 x files i want to believe 2008 the series 19932002 a series that lasts nine years has to cross many fields and terrains and meet many challenges if they are not terminating dangers or potentials.
The x files is an american science fiction drama television series created by chris carter. With the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the xfiles upon us, alyse wax has ranked the shows 25 best episodes. A ranking of all 16 episodes of the xfiles revival season 10 and season 11, ranked from worst to best. As one of the 90s most successful series, the xfiles is a great place to see bigname actors in before they were stars guest spots. A complete evaluation of chris carters longrunning scifi saga. The truth is the collective name for the 201st and 202nd episodes of the american science fiction television series the x files. With 11 total seasons, here is a look at every season of the xfiles, ranked. The eighth season saw a huge period of change for the xfiles, with series star david duchovny reducing his role as fox mulder in the show and becoming absent for half a season. The 30 best anime series on netflix, ranked by austin jones and jarrod johnson ii may 1, 2020 paste power rankings.1318 427 296 1525 884 623 1168 1208 1178 817 1502 786 113 34 677 1524 1052 395 433 717 67 76 822 313 733 263 162 58 102 203 1433 1451 568 1466 604 728 174 1449 1319 1370 1259 1353 934 858 1172 452 875 1183