(perhaps an obvious observation) For once the most mainstream pop culture show of its time, it was remarkably anti-American government. This stands out particularly in episodes that feature Native Americans, e.g.
Feminism yay. Most probably a naturally occurring by product of having an interesting, complex main female character, let’s face it.
This is a deeply, unashamedly spiritual show. It takes joy in melding science and spirituality and gives no fucks in explaining why or how.
Fox Mulder is so much more mind-meltingly hot and wonderful than I remember, and I remember him being pretty damn wonderful.
Scully is a lot more hilarious, especially when she gives people massive side eye.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are even better than I remember. They made the silliest, most ridiculous things utterly believable through their performances. They totally committed, and it makes the show.
Almost from the first episode, it is patently obvious that Mulder and Scully quietly, completely, utterly and equally adore each other.