101 Best Written TV Series

26. The X-Files

Fox’s signature drama for most of the ’90s, The X-Files, created by Chris Carter, was one of primetime television’s all-time great hit science-fiction series, although to call it sci-fi is requires qualifying that it delved into the paranormal and the conspiratorial. Those tones were leavened by the relationship between FBI partners Scully and Mulder, he the dreamer and she the left-brain skeptic; their dynamic gave the show a human, big-tent appeal. “As early as the third or fourth season,” recalled Frank Spotnitz, the show’s exec producer and Carter’s frequent collaborator, to the WGAW Web site, “we started to realize that there were some audiences that knew every detail of the ongoing alien mythology storyline and were waiting for very specific questions to be answered and then there was a much larger audience that was vaguely aware of it and would be lost if you tried to answer these very specific questions. That was a balancing act we were engaged in for most of the life of the series.”

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#the x files #txf #perfection #so many great shows on this list too #x files #dana scully #fox mulder
Cassandra Spender
6.11: Two Fathers

Cassandra Spender

6.11: Two Fathers

#the x files #cassandra spender #two fathers #txf #x files #* #i almost died when i saw this #perfect reaction gif for karen

The Gundersons

#the x files #dana scully #fox mulder #rain king #* #it's farmer mulder and scully #x files

When fandoms collide

#the x files #parks and recreation #leslie knope #dana scully #* #MY TWO FAVORITE CHARACTERS TALKING ABOUT ONE OF MY HEROINES #this just cements the fact that leslie and scully are pure awesome
Eddie Van Blundht/Mulder

Eddie Van Blundht/Mulder

#the x files #fox mulder #small potatoes #* #one of my favorite van blundht/mulder reactions #the way he pops his hip out #and it's my first txf gif!! #x files

I didn’t think I could get any more attached to The X-Files, but boy was I wrong.  Freaking amazing show!!!!!

I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!  Feelings….

#the x files #scullaaay #thanks for fueling my obsession #note