TV Review: Humor Attacks ‘The X-Files’

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The X-Filesrevival/season 10, episode 3, “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster”. Written and directed by Darin Morgan. Copyright 2016: seen February 4, 2016.

The X-Files does its first humor episode for the reboot / season 10, and — for the most part — it’s a howl … well, if lizards howled. Say what you want about the show, but I always thoroughly enjoyed the humorous episodes of The X-Files. Whether you’re talking about “Arcadia” (where they pretend to be married), “Hollywood A.D.” (where writer/director David Duchovny both laughs with and at Hollywood culture), or my personal favorite “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’” (that’s a bleepin’ dead alien!), these episodes took what worked for the show and turned it on its head. They tread that fine line between laughing with and laughing at the show, the fans, and everyone involved.