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ABC Heads to Happy Town, I Stay Home

I originally wrote about the pilot episode of ABC's new supernatural mystery drama series Happy Town last May (the review for which you can read here).

While some of the actors have changed--Steven Weber stepped in to replace Dean Winters and Ben Schnetzer replaced John Patrick Amedori and the first episode is now a regular-length installment (the original pilot has been split into the first two episodes)--the overall tone and feel of series itself hasn't changed a bit since I first viewed that early cut of the pilot.

While I intended to revisit Happy Town and write a new one, there weren't any discernible improvements to Happy Town--which comes from Scott Rosenbaum, Andre Nemec, and Josh Applebaum--to warrant writing a brand-new review, so last year's pilot review stands.

You've been warned...

(Meanwhile, I'd also advise you to check out Maureen Ryan's hilarious faux-ABC memo regarding Happy Town over at The Chicago Tribune.)

Happy Town launches tonight at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Comments

ted23 said…
That pic sums it all up, really.
ticknart said…
So disappointing. What a waste of a potentially great cast.
fiona said…
The promos alone are irritating. I certainly will NOT be tuning in!
Unknown said…
It was like they were trying to reboot Twin Peaks. The Blue Door or the Black Lodge. The Sheriff cuts his hand off. The one arm man, anyone. Then you have the Sam Neil acting like the antique dealer in Needful Things. Not impressed with this story and The Gates doesn't seem to be any better.

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