I’ve been watching the new ABC series Happy Town. It’s not a good show, but it isn’t terrible either. Trying to be sort of Twin Peaks, which of course it can never be, a bit like Parhump, which was great and so sorry to see that one go! Sam Neill is enjoyable, . . . and I’m a nerd, I’ll watch any kind of show that has to do with the weird.
Last night’s episode had a Mothman like moment; a large bird, following characters around, seemingly the cause of a car accident, and hanging around the town’s annual carnival. Of course there’s a carnival! High up in a tree, the strange bird watches the crowd below. People disappear; strange things afoot.. the bird glides off, looking much like a Thunderbird and making an unearthly, unbirdlike cry. The bird gets a few people’s attention, and is considered a bad omen by some, a sign of things to come for others.
The show didn’t make any references to Mothman but it just reminded me of Mothman in some ways.