While the show was pretty amazing for it’s day, things fall apart when you realize there was no character bible. That meant there was no consistency in the characters, and they could change wildly week to week. And they did. Also the aliens plotlines made no sense, and god help us if we have to explain the movies. It’s a mess.
The X-Files was picked up for a 10th season in 2016, and an 11th in 2017, and at this point we just curled up in a corner and cried about transmisogyny.