Paranoia and government distrust are basic cultural currencies these days, and the new The X-Files’ wallet is bursting at the seams.

The beloved sci-fi show returned Sunday for a six-episode miniseries after being off-air for 13 years. But the most compelling character in the premiere isn’t Mulder, Scully or even an alien. It’s Tad O’Malley, a pompous, rightwing, hands-off-our-guns fear monger who drinks champagne while riding around in a bulletproof limo — this was reportedly written before our current election cycle — played brilliantly by Joel McHale (who basically just acts like Joel McHale) Read more…

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‘The X-Files’ premiere showed us that humans, not aliens, are the worst