Too bad they'll all be unemployed in about a month.
The show seems to be aiming for some kind of midpoint between Twin Peaks and Picket Fences, skewing a little bit more David Lynch's way than David E Kelley's, and based on the first episode it certainly seemed to have some possibilities. And I guess, with Lost winding down, now's as good a time as any to try and get that audience hooked on another cock-tease of a show that will never pay off its mysteries. But I just don't see Happy Town taking off.
For one thing, it's set in Minnesota, so the hotties on the show will be wearing parkas and not skimpy torn clothing and/or bikinis. For another, the writing is kind of silly, and not in a tongue-in-cheek way. It's hard to take a show seriously when the big bad is called The Magic Man. I kept waiting for a Wilson sister cameo.
I'll probably keep watching -- Neill's having fun being creepy, and Acker is still the