I was a huge fan up until they decided to let reality fuck things up completely like many shows do by: 1.allowing the lead star to get pregnant, and 2. acknowledging it on the show which will ALWAYS derail a shows season if not the entire storyline and blow the planned continuity.
without scully the chemistry just wasnt there, and when she came back and he left, it just felt like the audience was getting wanked. then the shift turned to finding the damn kid and all that nonsense, and the replacements were drab and less exciting than paint drying. and i like robert patrick, but oh boy did he eat balls in this role. because his character was so repressed.
i like the alien conspiracy, that was a great overall series story arc, whos the good aliens whos the bad ones? never quite sure so just keep watching....and the excellently creepy shorter stories that took only 2 -3 episodes were great. or even the single episodes that were just goofy for the hell of it to lighten the tone at times.
the character of tooms will always be a classic.