As Mulder & Scully, Duchovny & Anderson Had That ‘X’ Factor

It was 30 years ago that the world was introduced to FBI Agents Mulder and Scully, who investigated the unknown and the supernatural on The X-Files. While the show started off slowly — it ranked 105th in the Nielsen ratings for its first season — it gained momentum and became a pop culture powerhouse. Most of the show’s fans would attribute that success to the pairing of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and the ratings seem to bear that out: After Duchovny left the show in its eighth season, it lost more than a third of its audience. As those fans would tell you, the chemistry between Duchovny and Anderson was the show’s driving force, and the two actors seemed to ¬†recognize that from the start. (Click on the media bar below to hear David Duchovny & ¬†Gillian Anderson)


All 11 seasons of The X-Files are currently streaming on Hulu.

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