The X-Files: 15 Best Mythology Episodes


Seen any little green men recently?

The show that popularised the terms ‘shipping’ (relationship), mythology (as it relates to episodic television), and MOTW (Monster of the Week) has had an undeniable impact on all the genre television series that followed it – enough so that a series like Fringe outright included a reference to The X-Files within the canon of their show. Enough so that Fox is now in talks to bring The X-Files back to the small screen after more than a decade off the air. Yet somewhere along the way during the show’s original run, its own mythology, a running tale of conspiracy and alien invasion, became so hard to follow that many fans simply threw up their hands and gave up on it, focusing instead on the relatively simple to follow Monster of the Week episodes.

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