Aliens are out there, the government is keeping secrets from us, and we all want to believe. At least, we all did back in the '90s, during The X-Files' original run. The hit supernatural drama, about two FBI agents assigned to the strangest (and most likely paranormal) cases, derived added tension from the romantic chemistry between Agent Mulder, who was willing to believe in aliens and ghosts, and Agent Scully, who searched for more traditional clues. The show was creepy, cool and—for a time—super popular, even spinning off a hit feature film in 1998. Unfortunately, later seasons started to get a little too ridiculous, and a large portion of the audience abandoned ship. Even worse, it became clear that the show's central conspiracy was never really going to be resolved, and the finale left fans dangling. The show ended in 2002, but in 2008, Fox continued the franchise with another theatrical release, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Despite years of pent-up demand for new product, the film failed to generate much critical or commercial momentum, and it looked like Mulder and Scully had finally seen their last case. In 2016, however, Fox brought The X-Files back for a six-episode revival, which posted impressive ratings numbers with its premiere. More than half of those viewers tuned out over the course of the mini-season, and reviews were somewhat mixed, but The X-Files' return reignited interest in the series. It turns out people want to believe in 2016 more than they did in 2008.