We aren't dreading 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Flash Forward' and 'Melrose Place,' but...
ABC's 'Happy Town'
Midseason on ABC
From What We've Seen: You can't just say "Hey, I'm going to make a wacky small-town mystery like 'Twin Peaks'" and expect that you're going to magically have another "Twin Peaks." By the end of the clips, when people start nattering about The Magic Man, I was giggling at how little the "October Road" and "Life on Mars" guys get what David Lynch did on "Twin Peaks" and how amazing it is that ABC gave them carte blanche to cast all of the refugees from their earlier failed shows at the network. "Life on Mars" ended so ludicrously that I can't imagine starting a mystery show from the same writer-producers expecting them to give me any sort of satisfying resolution.