The X Files February 7

Fans of The X Files are about to treated to the best episode of the series so far.

Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster is a throwback to the show’s trademark and much-loved “monster-of-the-week” episodes. These fan-favourite episodes featured one-off monsters and detoured from the over-arching mythology of the show, often showing a softer and humorous side to the alien-fighting, conspiracy-cracking duo.

The story involves Mulder feeling disillusioned with his life’s work and wondering if he still wants to believe, or if it is ridiculous for a “middle-aged man” to still be running around investigating “The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla”, Sasquatch, Moth Men and the like. Scully, as always, comes through, as the pair head off to investigate reports of a creature who seems to be “a man-size horned lizard with human teeth”.

 New Zealand-born actor and comedian Rhys Darby, best known for his role as Murray Hewitt on Flight of the Conchords, deserves special mention for his hysterical portrayal of misunderstood telephone salesman, Guy Mann. The episode also guest stars comedian, Kumail Nanjiani, as Pasha, the anxious animal control officer charged with finding the monster.

Whether a diehard fan or a newcomer, this is The X-Files episode to settle into and enjoy without any reservations.

 8:30pm Sunday on Ten