The X-Files for beginners — in no particular order.
The X-Files has been a constant stream of entertainment for my family since the series began in the early 90’s. I picked up this undying interest quickly when I was 5 years old and I saw the redhead taking charge. Here’s a list of fun, ridiculous and strange X-Files episodes for those who have never, ever seen the show.
1. X-Cops | Season 7 Episode 12
What seems to be a typical episode of Cops featuring an annoyed Dana Scully.
2. How the Ghosts Stole Christmas | Season 6 Episode 6
A haunted house on Christmas Eve with scheming ghosts!
3. Bad Blood | Season 5 Episode 12
Mulder does a very bad thing and the partners recount the incident—very differently.
4. The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat | Season 11 Episode 4
Twilight Zone, parallel universes, alien encounters, and the possible origin of the X-Files. But it could all be lies…
5. Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster | Season 10 Episode 3
The perspective of mundane human existence from a were-lizard.
6. Triangle | Season 6 Episode 3
Special directing style, time travel, and a big jazzy brawl.
7. Sunshine Days | Season 9 Episode 18
No Mulder or Scully, but a Brady Bunch obsession.
8. Rain King | Season 6 Episode 8
A small town love story featuring an SNL alumni.
9. Arcadia | Season 6 Episode 15
Mulder and Scully get to play house in an extremely strict H.O.A. community.