HISTORY's Project Blue Book - Review
If you want to start an argument or debate among fans of The X-Files, one of the easiest triggers is to pit supporters of the stand-alone monster-of-the-week episodes against partisans of the twisted mythology episodes. Part of why the show's legacy is secure is because devotees on both sides can make compelling cases for their preference.
Surely the creators of History's new scripted drama Project Blue Book know the template that worked for The X-Files. They know that the balance between stand-alone and mythology episodes is crucial for a show like this and that, in an ideal world, their show would be able to excel on both sides. The clear recognition of the template is the thing that's most promising about Project Blue Book, even if the execution in the first six episodes offers neither satisfying stand-alone episodes nor any sort of mythology worth getting wrapped up in. It's a fun premise and little more.
By Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter