July 13, 2024
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The good news is that there is a new series that doesn't involve vampires and werewolves. That's according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky.

The bad news is that the series is "Happy Town." That's also according to Sokolsky who describes the new Wednesday evening ABC series as a lesson in familiarity, even without certain spooky characters.

He calls the series a tired blending of "Twin Peaks" and some of those Rod Serling dramas periodically tossed into "The Twilight Zone.' Set in a quirky Midwest town, it has all the familiar settings. A rooming house with a floor that is "off limits," a town that seems idyllic but is definitely not and a mysterious set of characters.

That's in addition to a least one killer showing up at periodic intervals.

Sokolsky says the most intriguing thing now is wondering whether the series will be able to answer most of its questions before the network pulls it off the air.
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