The eagerly awaited reboot of “The X-Files” premiered on Sunday night. Was it worth the wait?
It seems that while some critics weren’t loving it, many fans thought it was out of this world.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman cautioned before the airing that the first episode was “a very underwhelming hour that will force even diehard fans (and yes, I was one of them) to consider whether pushing onward is really worth the time.”
Joanna Robinson of Vanity Fair wrote that “if X-Files fans are patient enough to wait until Episode 3, that’s where they’ll find the real treat.”
But over on Twitter, it was all love as several fans gloried in the show’s return. Film director William Friedkin tweeted that it was “Deeper, darker, edgier, More compelling.”
The X-Files is back. Deeper, darker, edgier, More compelling
— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 25, 2016
The X-Files is still legit!
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) January 25, 2016
As a lifelong X-Files fan, I was very satisfied with the premiere episode. I’ll review the entire miniseries when it’s completed.
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) January 25, 2016
Yeah, I had to love on that! I’ve grown from 21-44 with THE X-FILES. I crush on Mulder & Scully like no other team of humans ever.
— Harry Knowles (@headgeek666) January 25, 2016
Tonight’s #XFiles was a bowl of warm, nourishing, nostalgic soup.
— Nerd York City (@nerdyorkcity) January 25, 2016
Since last year, some fans have gotten a sneak peek of the first episode at various events and conventions and “X-Files” creator Chris Carter told The Hollywood Reporter that while there had been a great deal of love, he was aware that “not everyone was going to like it.”
“It was always going to land with some people and not with others,” Carter said. “I’m very proud of the episode. I think it’s got huge scope, huge paranoia and drives the mythology in a whole other direction.”
The two night premiere of “The X-Files” continues Monday night on Fox.
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