The X-Files and the Monsters of That Week: Plus One

When watching the vastly improved second season of The X-Files revival, it is clear to see the one thing holding it back: Chris Carter. I’ve been criticising the showrunner of one of my favourite works of fiction ever for a long time now; although this is the blog in which Louise continually smashed Steven Moffat when he was running Doctor Who into oblivion, I’m coming for that dunking-on-showrunners crown. Looking at these two revival seasons of the show, not to mention the last proper series and the lousy movie in between – all of the crap stuff was written solely by Carter. The My Struggle episodes are a special kind of awful that only Carter could create, and the same can be said for his one Monster of the Week episode this season, and my last worst-of for this series: Plus One.

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