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Revivals are tough.

Television audiences are a lot different from a decade ago.

A couple of initial television reviews of the six-episode “X-Files” are giving mixed marks for the revived television show.

Brian Lowry of Variety called the new Fox’s series as “joyless.”

“Based on the premiere, the harsh truth in here is that it’s as if creator Chris Carter and his collaborators have forgotten what people liked about the show,” he wrote.

From Indiewire, Ben Travers claimed that “The X-Files” revival doesn’t compare to its old self.

He wrote that the first episode “feels like a faded relic, barely clinging to what once made it great.”

Fox only ordered six episodes, which will premiere after the NFC Championship game. It will certainly draw the audience numbers, but Fox is putting their finger on the pulse to see if they want more episodes.

Nonetheless, true X-File fans probably just want to see the on-screen duo of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully again after all these years.

Click here to read the full review from Variety. Click here to read the full review from Indiewire.

“The X-Files” will premiere on Fox on January 24.

Source: Variety, Indiewire