It's Ask Alan day, and unsurprisingly, talk of revivals is in the air. The X-Files sequel aired its finale on Monday night, and this morning Netflix debuted the first season of Fuller House, a show about which I have to say exactly this and no more:

Unsurprisingly, I got several questions about remakes and reboots, and I combined a couple of them for this week's video. In addition, I talked about the current season of Shameless, which I've been watching but not writing about. And in a continuation of our never-ending discussion about annoying characters, I talk about whether Marnie on Girls is or was intended to be awful, or if that's just what happens.

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at