Since X-Files is getting restarted later this month, I thought I would try to watch the original show. Prior to today, I think I've only watched one episode. I've now watched the pilot and am nearly done with the second episode.
I don't think it's for me, but I'll give it a couple more episodes.
What's really getting me though is that I just finished watching the first two seasons of The Fall, also starring Gillian Anderson. In that show, she's the ultra-competent detective. In X-Files, her character comes off as a whiny subordinate to Duchovny's character. Duchovny's character is no less whiny. I much preferred The Fall's Gillian Anderson character.