The Lone Gunmen (2001– )

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Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government ... See full summary »

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 John Fitzgerald Byers (13 episodes, 2001)
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 Melvin Frohike (13 episodes, 2001)
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 Richard 'Ringo' Langly (13 episodes, 2001)
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 Yves Adele Harlow (13 episodes, 2001)
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 Jimmy Bond (12 episodes, 2001)
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Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government intrigue, the threesome of John Byers, Melvin Frohike, and Richard Langly play like a misguided Mission Impossible team, embarking on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. While their newfound independence inspires them to investigate even the most shadowy of conspiracies, their social skills remain stagnant, which only makes their lives more difficult when they learn their chief competitor in the "information business" is the brilliant and beautiful Yves Adele Harlow. Perpetually short of funds to publish The Lone Gunmen newspaper, Byers, Frohike and Langly begrudgingly take on Jimmy Bond as an unlikely benefactor who bankrolls their missions and joins them in their investigations to uncover the truth. Written by Ronos

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So long, fellas!
8 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to say I never really liked them in X-Files, but they are so much better in this one, i was hooked after the first minute of the first episode. It seems that lately every show i like gets cancelled. WHy? Why? Why? This show was so smart and funny, unlike most of it out there. It's interesting how Mitch Pileggi showed more of his acting talent in a single episode of Gunmen than in whole i-don't-know-how-many seasons of X-Files. Michael McKean who, by the way is single handedly responsible for the best x-files episode EVER, was briliant as usual. By some miracle 'Lone Gunmen' was shown here only a month or two after it premiered in U.S. and i never understood why, until i found out it was cancelled, which probably made it a lot cheaper. What a shame! If the characters looked like the people from Baywatch, i'm 100% sure producers would give them at least one yaer more hoping it becomes a hit. It was a perfect counterpart to X- Files because of the fact that it dealed with pretty much the same stuff, only in completely opposite direction - as less serious as possible. Watch this everytime you get a chance!!!


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