Mulder and Scully work in secret after the X-Files are shut down,
while an alien conspiracy continues to grow inside the government.
The X-Files (Season 2)
Created by Chris Carter
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson,
Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Steven Williams,
Nicholas Lea, Bruce Harwood, Dean Haglund,
Tom Braidwood, Brian Thompson
I highly enjoyed season two of this awesome show. It excelled with mythology episodes and its standalones were mostly fantastic. Duchovny and Anderson have definitely upped their chemistry and the characters of Walter Skinner, Alex Krycek, and the Cigarette-Smoking Man have all been given significant development.
There were a few duds, however. I was not a fan of "Firewalker" or "3" and I found them both confusing and I knew they could do better. This season did have some absolute gems, like the "Duane Barry/Ascension" two-parter that would resonate through the rest of the show, "One Breath," which showed that The X-Files could handle drama, "Irresistible," which is one of the creepiest and unsettling episodes they ever did, and so many more including a two-parter involving Mulder's sister and an epic finale.
The show has come so far in so short a time, providing excellent stories that remain rewatchable to this day. I love watching the mysteries get more and more complex and I will always enjoy watching this show.
Season two continues an excellent streak of episodes for The X-Files. It not only continues to be one of the more complex, exciting shows on television; it also raises the stakes and builds on an already great relationship between the two main characters. Several new characters, both good and bad, are introduced and help further the plot in significant ways.
This season featured several great episodes that ranged from exciting to plain out creepy. From episodes like the "Duane Barry/Ascension" two-parter to "Our Town," this season had a wide range of episodes that showed what the X-Files is truly capable of. This doesn't mean there were a few duds, though. As it goes with a show that relies heavily on standalone episodes, some like "3" and "Fresh Bones" fell on the more dull side of the spectrum. Luckily, most of the episodes were great.
Duchovny and Anderson upped their chemistry considerably this season. They feel even more like partners that care about each other on a certain level. It was a treat to see the characters of Walter Skinner and the Cigarette-Smoking Man get fleshed out more. Alex Krycek proved to be a great addition to the characters, especially when his true motives are revealed.
While the show started out strong, this season is considerably better. The standalones are some of their best, and creepiest, yet, while their mythology is furthered explored. I continue to enjoy this show and already can't wait for the third season.