If you haven't watched any X-Files before, you might be a little hesitant to jump right in with the new episodes. It's okay, you won't be completely lost if you just start watching now and it's well worth watching. But here are some previous episodes that are worth checking out.

  • The Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)
    • Of course this one if a must. It's the first of the series. The Pilot would be a must for any series.
  • Squeeze (Season 1 - Episode 3) and Tooms (Season 1 - Episode 21)
    • Squeeze was the first episode to establish the monster-of-the-week format. The first two episodes of the series dealt more with mythology, establishing of the characters and dealing with alien abductions and the government cover-up). Eugene Victor Tooms plays the villain, who can stretch his body to get out of tight siutations. He then kills and eats livers, then goes into hibernation for 30 years. This was one of the rare occasions where the show brought back a monster for a repeat performance.
  • Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (Season 3 - Episode 4)
    • Ever wonder how you're going to die? Well Clyde Bruckman (Peter Boyle) knows. Bruckman is a man who has the psychic ability to tell how someone is going to die, including himself. The knowledge of knowing how he's going to die, also created an interesting sense of humor for Bruckman. Which made this really the first episode to really expand on the shows comedic aspect.
  • Home (Season 4 - Episode 2)
    • This episode actually got pulled from Fox. Although if you want to watch the episode now, you can because it is available on Hulu and NetFlix.
  • Bad Blood (Season 5 - Episode 12)
    • The episode is about vampires, but what makes this one different is we get two very different versions of what happened. One version from Mulder, and one version Scully. This episode really turns up the funny.

So, with over 200 episodes and 2 movies in the series, it can seem like a daunting task to get into it, if you've never watched it before. But here are some good starters that you can watch and not be completely lost.