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[Click above to embiggen: Don’t go in the attic, Geena Davis! Don’t let anything bad happen to Hot Mexican Priest either!]
What: The Exorcist (tee-vee show). This is not the movie from the 1970s. It is a new tee-vee show here in 2016. It’s not the movie from the 1970s just playing on the tee-vee, the way they sometimes show old movies at night. This is all brand new, starring Geena Davis and also the guy who played “Cameron” in Ferris Bueller. Other people are in it too. And they all be acting up a storm!
When: Friday nights on FOX. Since civilization is collapsing around us and going out in Boystown on a Friday or Saturday after dark has pretty much now become a scene from The Purge, hunker down inside and scare the bejeezus out of yourself with one of the best horror shows ever to hit the tee-vee.
Where: Like I’ve been saying: it’s on the tee-vee (though I watch it super early in the morning on the FOX website, because I haven’t had a tee-vee since 2009…and am really super proud of that for some reason).
Why: This show just pulled off the greatest twist of any show that’s been on the air in my adult lifetime. It felt like watching that movie The Usual Suspects and seeing Keyser Söze appear for the first time (after having been right under everyone’s noses the whole damn movie).
Last night, FOX pulled off the greatest twist on any tee-vee show that I have pretty much ever seen. I am hard-pressed to think of a surprise bigger than this one in tee-vee history. I don’t throw the word “genius” around lightly, but this was genius. They will be studying this twist in screenwriting classes someday.
In my lifetime, there have been mysteries like Dallas’ “Who shot J.R.?” (and The Simpsons’ spoof on that, “Who shot Mr. Burns?). I think the first time that “The Visitors” on V (the Barack Obama-esque space aliens who appeared out of nowhere and promised to lower the oceans and solve all of mankind’s problems, mostly by chanting a lot of creepy mantras and slogans) ripped off their human masks and revealed themselves to be lizard people from the planet Repton was pretty shocking. But I think we all had some warning that twist was coming on V. Ain’t nobody warned nobody about NOTHING that came at us at the end of last night’s episode of The Exorcist.
What they did on The Exorcist last night, in the episode called “Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault,” was like reading Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and discovering for the first time what it felt like to be completely taken in by an unreliable narrator.