I'm using this as a surrogate to my ongoing watch of The X Files.
I'll update season rankings as I finish them.
Season One: ★★★★
A really solid start, the strong episodes are REALLY strong. The weak episodes are still enjoyable, albeit a little silly sometimes. Standouts are "Squeeze", "Tooms", "Ice", "Darkness Falls", and "Erlenmeyer Flask".
Season Two: ★★★★½
Holy shit. What a wild improvement! There are so many standouts here. The Monster of the Weeks are all so varied and unique. Some of the gems being "The Host", "Irresistible", "Humbug", and "Our Town".
The Mythology episodes are absolutely fantastic. Unlike S1, there's a cohesive through line with this story that manages to tell all kinds of science fiction plots within the central story. Abductions, cloning, DNA tampering, massive winding conspiracies that branch furthe all across the world.
The characters are also much more fleshed out, giving way to beautiful and thoughtful episodes like "Ascension" and "One Breath".