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.