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Review of The X-Files S10, E1 by Dan Bullock.
To say it has been a while since we last saw Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) is an underestimation and while other parts of the world have already begun the 6-part series, tonight saw Channel 5 take up the cult classic pair and aired it to the UK for the first time. The X-Files team have decided to kick off this new season as a stand-alone, if the opening introduction montage is anything to go by, and this first episode is somewhat a mixed bag with its objectives but the end result is a lot of love entwined with a whole new story and refreshed plans for the narrative we’re going to see.
Creator and showrunner Chris Carter writes/directs our return to the conspiracy-detective-basement world and although it occasionally feels like they want everything into this opener, he »
- Dan Bullock
If you’re a Community fan who has been deeply missing the NBC/Yahoo comedy, you may want to tune in to Dr. Ken tonight. In this week’s installment of the ABC sitcom, there will be a mini Community cast reunion of sorts, as Joel McHale and Danny Pudi join their former co-star Ken Jeong. So what can Dr. Ken fans look forward from tonight’s episode, titled “Dave’s Valentine”? Both McHale and Pudi will have major roles in the two romantic storylines of the installment. McHale plays the father of Dave’s crush, who also happens to be the malpractice lawyer that Ken has had issues with
- Chris King
What’s the saying? You can take the guys out of the community college, but….?
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In the Valentine’s Day-themed episode, Ken helps Dave in asking a girl he likes to go with him to a dance — only to have the plan quickly go awry when Ken finds out that the lass’ father (played by McHale) is the rich malpractice lawyer he »
CBS’ 2 Broke Girls this Wednesday drew 6.3 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating (per finals), flat week-to-week.
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Elsewhere in the ratings….
Fox | American Idol (9.2 mil/2.3) slipped two tenths to a Wednesday low for Season 15. Hell’s Kitchen (4.6 mil/1.5) rose a tenth.
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The CW | Arrow (2.5 mil/0.9) ticked down to tie its season low. Supernatural (1.9 mil/0.7) was steady. »
One week ago today, Fox debuted its highly-anticipated The X-Files with the first episode in this six-episode event series, before it settled into its new time slot on Monday nights at 8 Pm. Two of the new characters we haven't met quite yet are Robbie Amell's Agent Miller and Lauren Ambrose's Agent Einstein, who will debut in the fifth episode Babylon, airing on February 15. Today, Entertainment Weekly has the first photo of these new characters before they arrive on the hit show.
The Babylon episode centers on Mulder and Scully who attempt to communicate with the comatose bomber of an art gallery. The younger FBI agents push them to examine their own beliefs. We reported in November that an X-Files spinoff may be happening that focuses on Agent Miller and Agent Einstein, but that news was never confirmed by Fox. If these characters prove to be popular with fans when they debut next month, »
Just before we get into this I should make one thing clear. For me The X-Files was never a big deal. Sure it was on the cultural radar and Chris Carter is a name I recognised post 1994. But in terms of drawing me in Duchovny and Anderson had a limited impact. Back then it was all about Tarantino, Rodriguez and Bill Hicks. So it is I take on the responsibility of reviewing this genre defining series without preconceptions. Giving me distance, perspective and ultimately no rose-tinted nostalgia to cloud my judgement.
With episode one then we find our latter-day dynamic duo separated. Mulder unshaven, cloaked in lamplight and surrounded by clippings. A recluse accessible to few and sought by even less. No more than a side note or cautionary tale, spoken about by those who wish to dwell on past glories. »
- Amie Cranswick
Greendale Community College may have closed its doors, but Dr. Ken continues to host class reunions.
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According to EW.com, Rash will guest-star on an early spring episode as Devon Drake, a slick, smug lawyer who is hell-bent on proving that Ken is not qualified to be an expert medical witness on a case.
Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. Some scandalous accusations are being lobbed against The X-Files' Fox Mulder: namely, that the staunch believer in alien phenomena and the paranormal is "against life, liberty, and the Second Amendment" as scripted by the revival series' writers. The accusations in question come courtesy of Breitbart.com writer Warner Todd Huston, who writes in a scathing new piece on the right-leaning website that the character played by David Duchovny clearly reflects the "liberalism" of the show's writers through his clear dislike of Tad O'Malley (Joel McHale), the ultra-conservative host of a popular internet talk show who is openly compared to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during the revival's first episode. Here's the relevant portion that kicks off Huston's argument: "Mulder »
- Chris Eggertsen
He's history! History has released a new promo for season one of the Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV series, premiering Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 11:00pm Et/Pt. Watch it, below. The new show features Ferguson, historians, and celebrity guests debating controversial historical topics.
In the first season of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, expect celebrity panelists including: Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, and Elijah Wood.
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After many years away, The X-Files has returned to television as a limited series. The show was very popular in the 1990s but the series' ratings saw big drops at the end of its original run. There's been a lot of hype surrounding The X-Files' return and all involved say they'd be interested in producing an 11th season at some point. But, will the audience and the Fox network be interested? Stay tuned.
The series takes place 14 years after the closure of the original X-Files. FBI special agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is contacted by his former partner, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) at the behest of Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). He wants them to meet a right-wing webcaster (Joel McHale). This leads them to new information and Mulder begins to doubt what hes believed for so very long. The rest of the cast includes William »
“If I’m putting my ass out there, I need to know it’s hanging by more than just a very slender thread.”
After eight years of radio silence, the number stations are spinning back up. Returning to the air with the inauspiciously-named ‘My Struggle,’ The X-Files manages to wed frenetic pacing and herky editing to David Duchovny’s affectless performance to create something as breakneck as it is soporific. From the opening spasms of director Chris Carter’s attempts to make Duchovny’s deadpan series recap exciting to the shaky cam plaguing even the episode’s quietest moments, ‘My Struggle’ is a visual and substantive wasteland with little to justify the return of this long-dormant cult favorite to the airwaves.
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
Previously, on "The X-Files"...Well, nine seasons and two movies worth of "X-Files" adventures aren't necessarily easy to summarize quickly, but our dear old friend Mulder (David Duchovny) does his best with a three-minute opening sequence that covers everything from the abduction of Mulder's sister to the many hardships experienced by Mulder's erstwhile partner in life Scully (Gillian Anderson) to a brief history of UFO sightings over the last 60 or so years. Spoiler-free Review: 'The X-Files' Revival Shows Its Age in Season 10 Premiere This Week's DossierAfter we see a UFO crash to earth in 1947, we snap back to the present where Mulder and Scully are living separately, and Mulder's living largely off the grid. But Scully still knows how to get in touch with him, which is how the pair of them end up meeting with "a popular conspiracy theorist web-tv show host" named Tad O'Malley (Joel McHale), who, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
After all these years, they've reopened The X-Files. Mulder! Scully! Skinner! Cigarette Smoking Man! Aliens! The gang reunited for the first of six all-new episodes on Sunday, Jan. 24 and everything you know about the show has been turned on its head. Sort of. Here's what you need to know: Joel McHale, a longtime fan of The X-Files, burst onto the scene as Tad O'Malley, an Internet talk show host who contacted Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) about an abductee. This abductee, Sveta (Annet Mahendru) said she's been impregnated, tested on, can read minds and has alien DNA. But it's not aliens who took her babies, it's men. Tad also took Mulder to see an alien spaceship »
"The X-Files" is back with a six-episode miniseries. I posted a review of the first three episodes last week, and I have a few specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I have to, in the year 2016, use a search engine to get to a website I've previously visited on this computer... Mainly, I'm curious what everybody thinks now that you've seen it, but hitting a few of the larger beats now that I don't have to worry about spoilers: * I know that Mulder wants to believe — as Scully reminded us in that horribly-written, catchphrase-laden scene on his porch — but there is making him a would-be believer and then there is making him someone willing to throw out all of his previous beliefs (and pretty much everything relevant from the original series' mythology) on the basis of a few conversations with Tad O'Malley and Sveta. It's »
- Alan Sepinwall
Dana Katherine Scully, this is on you.
Before you arch that eyebrow, hear me out. The X-Files‘ revival gives this longtime X-‘Phile the same pleasant feeling inside that Mulder’s CPR gave your frozen, sludgy self in the first movie. I’m like Eugene Tooms with a fresh liver, Donnie Pfaster with a natural redhead, the chupacabra with plenty of cabra to chupa: Bottom line, I’m stoked.
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But Doc, can we have some really real girl talk for a minute? The fact that Season 10’s central premise — the X-Files are open again! »
The wait is almost over, Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3 issues will be released on February 24th. Also in this round-up: details on The X-Files UFO event, Shudder's partnership with Sundance Film Festival, two Doctor Who Blu-rays, Yoga Hosers comic, and House Shark.
Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3: "For those of you that have been looking for our 3rd issues, your patience will be rewarded. Issue 3 Super Packs and individual titles will be released on February 24th, 2016.
Follow as Evans County continues to fall into the grips of an undead invasion. See the invasion from 10 different perspectives.
Sh*t’s about to get real."
Come See the UFO Today in Los Angeles At The Grove (189 Grove Dr., La) from 8:00 Am – 10:00 Pm
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- Tamika Jones
With just two days to go before the highly-anticipated return of The X-Files, Fox has released a new promo for the new limited series entitled ‘A Global Phenomenon’. Check it out here…
See Also: Follow all of our coverage of The X-Files here
The X-Files gets underway on Fox on January 24th 2016, with a cast that includes returning stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (The Smoking Man), Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood (the Lone Gunmen), along with new additions such as Robbie Amell (The Flash), Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Joel McHale (Community) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).
- Amie Cranswick
It's been 14 years since The X-Files' Mulder and Scully graced your TV screens and in that time, well, things have changed. They're no longer with the FBI and they're no longer with each other. But that's all about to change. Well, some of that. In the exclusive clip above from The X-Files' premiere (are we calling this season 10?) titled "My Struggle," Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) are brought together by Tad O'Malley (Joel McHale) at the behest of…an alien abductee. Annett Mahendru of The Americans guest stars as Sveta, a woman who claims to be a repeat alien abductee who also has a past with Mulder. "You probably don't recognize me…you »
Psst, you — yes, you. Listen up, because I don’t have much time before this transmission is intercepted.
You might’ve heard some disappointing things about the upcoming X-Files revival, but that’s just what they want you to think. Who’s they, you ask? Men in Black, government agencies, the military-industrial-entertainment complex… to quote Scully, There’S No Time! Just trust me when I tell you that if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of the FBI’s Most Unwanted, Fox’s event series will not disappoint.
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Just when Dana Katherine Scully though she was out, they pull her back in.
The X-Files‘ former Agent Scully — now a practicing surgeon — is just about to head into the operating room when she gets a very important call from a very familiar man in this exclusive first look at the revival’s Sunday premiere (Fox, following the Nfc Championship game).
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