A Medium Night of the Living Dead thing

MediumLivingDead225So you all missed it, there was this midget fortuneteller that recently escaped from Connecticut’s Danbury State Prison. The next day, the headline from the local newspaper read “Small Medium at Large.”

OK, OK, so that really didn’t happen, but I really like that joke, and well, I just couldn’t resit telling it here.

So, one of the really cool things about technology (when it works the way it is supposed to), is that it allows you to live your life in a way that — quite literally — allows you to bend time and space to your bidding. No, I haven’t been dipping into the (medicinal) Cannabis this morning (at least not yet), what I’m talking about is my DVR player. no, seriously. You see, it allows me to watch programs that I taped days, weeks, even months earlier. And that is precisely what happened the other day when I watched an episode of Medium.

medium3_500If you haven’t ever seen the show, it is about a housewife with psychic powers helps the Phoenix DA catch criminals. This particular episode was the Halloween episode, and well, it was not only damn good, but it was extremely creepy.

Now, to digress for a moment. I like Medium, the wife and I have been watching it from the beginning an, well, it is interesting, if annoying. The part that I find annoying is that, well, every single episode is exactly the same as every single other episode. Allison has a dream about something and somehow (and for some reason) the people around her (mostly her husband) don’t quite believe what she sees is true, and tries to talk her down from what we all know is going to happen anyway. Eventually her dream is proven right, she is exonerated, and the criminal is caught. Now this would work well for the first show, but since it has been on for a couple or three seasons (and presumably her husband has been with her and known about her abilities for at least 17 or so years) You have to wonder why he never quite believes her dreams.

Still, this Halloween episode was different. Allison’s dreams were placing her inside the original Night of the Living Dead film. Now you have to understand, I’ve seen that film,and it doesn’t end well for the folks in it. So as Allison was dreaming herself as a part of this movie, I’m freaking out over what could possibly happen. Sure, I know that she isn’t going to die, as she is the star, but still. The concept of going to sleep and every night waking up with dead people talking to you is bad enough, but now she is wrapped inside one of the creepiest films ever made.

Here is a brief clip from the episode, if you want to watch longer clips from the show, you can go here:

I won’t tell you how it turns out (that is completely secondary here), but that it really was one of the best episodes of this quirky TV show.

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