The X-Files (Season 11)

I’m having so much fun watching this latest (and probably last) season of The X-Files, because it’s really having a lot of fun with itself, to a point where it almost feels like a trashy parody of itself (especially this week’s 4th episode, which was fantastic). With last year’s return of the series, I can’t say that I was super into it, except for the two funny episodes — the one on drugs, and the werewolf one (starring Rhys Darby), which was in fact of the best X-Files episodes ever. It’s always been true that the real classic episodes were in the “monster of the week” category, especially the ones with a sly sense of humor, and not only are they embracing this right now, but it really feels like everyone involved is having fun. The weakest episode this season was the first one, which touched on the kind of boring overarching story they have, and I’m hoping they’ll only go back to this at the end of the season.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.