As we’ve said before, the huge increase in programming/viewing options over the past few years tends to mean significantly fewer viewers for each individual show. I mean, none of us can watch everything. Broadcasters continue, therefore, to look to past glories to try and reel people back in, with reboots, re-imaginings and just plain old sequels to long-finished (and sometimes not-so-long-finished) shows all over the place.
The latest batch of these includes a new mini-series of seminal sci-fi scariness The X-Files, which freaked me out in the best possible way for years before Mulder left and it all went a bit haywire. A couple of movies (one good, one not) and several years later, however, and with Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson all reporting for duty once again, it’s BACK.
The new six-episode run hit US screens just a couple of weeks ago and reaches UK screens tomorrow (Monday) at 9pm on Five. Reviews suggest the first episode is something of a disappointment while the rest are considerably better, but I don’t suppose reviews really matter. It’s Mulder and Scully, for goodness’ sake. MULDER AND SCULLY. I’m not sure I’ll be reviewing, but I’ll be watching. The truth is… well, you know.