Thursday, April 29, 2010
ABC starts the funky "Happy Town": a "Fargo" with abductions?
So it strikes me as funny that ABC would come up with a series about a small funky town in northern MN, called Haplin, making the series called “Happy Town” (don't let the name foll ya'). Some years ago there was a series of kidnappings in the town that remain unsolved, and all the sudden the mystery comes back. There’s a question of the supernatural: did someone have the ability to make people just dematerialize? Maybe these were abductions.
M.C. Gainey plays the funny sheriff, in a show that seems to aim at some of the effects of the Coen Brothers film “Fargo” back in the 1990s. But the show goes even more rural, with images of fishing huts on frozen lakes; people really live in them during the winter.
ABC’s site for the show is here.
Wikipedia attribution link for NASA photo of Lake of the Woods (Northwest Angle). The hut picture is really from Maryland.