I confess, I never did watch the original show, so I can’t compare between the two. I have had it on my viewing bucket list, but there are so many shows, and so little time.
That said, I thought this new take on the series was good. I love that they were able to bring Duchovny and Anderson back to reprise their roles. They catch us up on the characters without dwelling too heavily on the past, which I felt was a smart move. Also, I agree with their decision to make this a limited series; it gives the producers the opportunity to evaluate if bringing the show back was the right choice, with the option to extend in the case that it is a hit. I know at least one viewer who is already sad that there are only eight episodes left at the time of this post, which is a good sign. Intriguing and entertaining, The X Files is still worth a watch, even on the second go-around.