The X-Files: Feb 7

Sunday's episode is the best of the new batch. It's a downright hoot.


Ok people, Sunday’s episode of The X-Files is the best of the new batch, thus far.

It’s a downright hoot, with cheeky timing, in-jokes and a hilarious turn from Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords).

The episode also guest stars comedian, Kumail Nanjiani, as Pasha, the anxious animal control officer charged with finding the monster.

And just wait for Mulder’s ring-tone.

Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster is a throwback to the show’s trademark and much-loved “monster-of-the-week” episodes. These fan-favourite episodes featured one-off monsters and detoured from the over-arching mythology of the show, often showing a softer and humorous side to the alien-fighting, conspiracy-cracking duo.

Whether a diehard fan or a newcomer, this is The X-Files episode to settle into and enjoy without any reservations. The critics are raving about it.

“This memorable hour of television is a gift to fans who have waited years to add a new favorite to their lists.” – Variety
“Among the best single hours in the entire series.” – The Guardian

The story involves Mulder feeling disillusioned with his life’s work and wondering if he still wants to believe, or if it is ridiculous for a “middle-aged man” to still be running around investigating “The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla”, Sasquatch, Moth Men and the like.

Sunday, 7 February at 8.30pm on TEN.

10 Responses

  1. This is the episode I’ve been looking forward to because Darin Morgan wrote it.

    The first one was a rehash of old Mytharc stuff with an attempt to put a bit of a modern slant on it. The 2nd one was a standard mutant ep, was OK but not great.

  2. Sounds like an improvement on the first 2 eps which I haven’t thought much of.
    Will watch, mainly for Rhys Darby.
    Love him in everything he does, especially Flight of The Conchords – one very funny man.

  3. It was another classic ep by Darin Morgan. However, I struggled thru the first 5 or 10 minutes. The dialogue was extremely clunky and the two adult paint inhalers didn’t ring true at all. I felt the audience was being treated as idiots – we even had to have the characters describe that they were getting high by inhaling paint despite seeing them sucking air out of a paper bag and having gold paint smeared around their mouths.

    Rhys Darby was the only thing that stopped me from bailing right then. It was funny in a pantomime way which is to say not really. The Easter eggs and in-jokes are what saved it.

  4. Wow, just goes to show how subjective things can be. I thought it was terrible. Huge amounts of voice over, lots of show not tell. I honestly think it’s the worst script I’ve seen produced on a network show. It was like listening to an audio description of a show at times. I found it painfully unfunny mainly due to the direction, editing and script rather than the performances. I didn’t mind EP2. I’m glad other people are enjoying it.

  5. It’s definitely a great episode with a number of laugh out loud moments. I had doubts about the new series but I’ve enjoyed the first three episodes, its very reminiscent of the earlier episodes before Mulder left and shark jumping had ensued.

  6. Is a brilliant episode, so many nods to things (easter eggs if you will) and funny at times, wasn’t expecting a monster of the week episode like this in it’s short form, the inspiration to make the X-Files from Darren McGavin’s Night Stalker still runs deep.

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