Saturday, 1 May 2010

HAPPY TOWN 1.1 - "In This Town On Ice"

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Over at Obsessed With Film, my column gets underway with a review of ABC's new mystery-drama HAPPY TOWN, from the triumverate behind the failed Life On Mars remake. I hope you'll check it out, as all my premiere/finale reviews will now be hosted by OWF. Be sure to leave a comment either there or here. All feedback is much appreciated, as always.

"... comes laden with clich├ęs (it opens on a full moon with canoodling lovers in a car, of course), familiar actors given rote characters, and plenty of baggage for the enlightened. You see, the last time Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg put their minds together it was for the short-lived US remake of Life On Mars, which concluded with a finale so excruciatingly inept that it's impossible to have faith Happy Town will lead anywhere logical and worthwhile." Continue reading...