Posts with the tag "New York City"
The series was basically a compendium of every plot device ever used by the X-files. Except without the stupid conspiracy-theory gunk of a subplot. I’m not sure my family had the whole series — probably just eight or nine books — but, man, as an ten-year-old I devoured the books we did have.
Anyway, two Mysteries of the Unknown-type things stuck out in my newsfeed this morning. One, from Pink Tentacle, is a video of a mysterious deep sea creature (jump to 1:44):
Instead of being subjects of horror movies, zombies, aliens as well as all different kinds of monsters have assimilated into society in the world of Ugly Americans. The main character Mark Lilly processes “undead Americans” regularly in his job as a social worker in New York City. His work and surroundings humanize them and breaks down the monster genre in an intelligent way, backdropping it within the droll city life.
Here’s a summary of episode 1 of the second season: