Don’t get me wrong, I love and adore the X-Files! It was (and still is) one of my all-time favourite TV shows. I was obsessed with Dana Scully and always wanted to be like her when growing up. Scully was the sole female character on TV I could identify with and look up to. She really was one helluva awesome female character among several amazing male characters. I even liked the last two seasons! A few years ago, when the second X-Files film was released, I’ve actually went to see the movie in a Scully cosplay (I’ve dyed my hair red at that time so that was a plus). So why am I not hyperventilating from excitement?
Because there’ve been so many countless re-boots, revivals, remakes and other forms of recreating an existing idea into a movie and TV-show starting with the prefix “re-” that I instantly assume it’ll suck. Now I know how Scully must’ve felt everytime Mulder exclaimed: “I don’t want to say it was aliens, but it was aliens” because that’s exactly how it feels like to read about all these revivals, reboots, remakes and re-whatevers.
Apparently it’ll be only one, 10 episode long, season, trying to resolve the storylines after I Want to Believe and the original series’ finale. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Chris Carter, AND Mitch Pileggi are rumoured to be on board so there is room for hope. I guess, until we get to see the first episode and can form an opinion based on facts, all we can do is to believe.