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The Great VEWPRF Death March – Tales from the Darkside “Seasons of Belief”

Once again, we have an old review, but another positive one. I’m saving the darker stuff for later, for when I feel worse. I will get a mean drunk on later, and it will be funny. And then it will be sad, and then it will be HANUKKAH! And then we’ll have another three weeks of this shit to get through and then OH FANCY WHY DID I START THIS? Anyway, let’s talk about this episode…

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Tales from the Darkside: Seasons of Belief (Season 3, Episode 11; First Broadcast December 29, 1986; Laurel Productions; Dir. Michael Mc Dowell)

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What say we get this VEWPRF season started off right? What better way to get a season started than with an episode of my favorite TV show? That’s right, I’ve got a holiday episode of Tales from the Darkside and I’m not afraid to review it! Like so many other Darkside episodes, this one is based on a short story. This time it’s based on a short story by Michael Bishop a Locus and Nebula Award winning writer. The screen play was written by Michael McDowell who also directed the episode. McDowell is also the man who created Beetlejuice as well as wrote some two dozen books. So what I’m saying is, in this episode, we’re in good hands. Unlike some holiday episodes, this will be a joy to watch. And with that, I just guaranteed you won’t even read past the opening paragraph, didn’t I? Look, I like some things, okay? I try to review things I think I’ll enjoy. Of course, since my program is being handed to me by forces I don’t really understand, it might be crap. I can’t see that happening since at worst a Darkside episode is just dull, but it might. C’mon! Read on and see what happens!

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November 30, 2012 Posted by | VEWPRF | | 1 Comment