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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 15, 1991
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Jason Marsden, Jason Marsden, Mary-Margaret Humes
  • Summary: "To whom it may concern. If you're reading this document, it means I'm either dead - or disappeared under mysterious circumstances. My name is Marshall Teller. Not long ago I was living in New Jersey just across the river from New York City. It was crowded, polluted, and full of crime. I loved it. But my parents wanted a better life for my sister and me - so we moved to a place so wholesome, so squeaky clean, you could only find it on TV. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, my new home town *looks* normal enough, but look again. What's wrong with this picture? The American dream come true, right? Wrong. Nobody believes me, but this is the center of weirdness for the entire planet. Eerie, Indiana. My home sweet home. Still don't believe me? You will."

    Created by José Rivera, Eerie, Indiana is about thirteen-year-old Marshall Teller (Omri Katz), who has been uprooted from his beloved home town in New Jersey to Eerie, Indiana, which seems at first to be the most normal place in the world. But Marshall soon discovers that there's more to Eerie than meets the eye.

    Underneath the illusion of normality, Eerie is swarming with weird stuff. Women who seal themselves in giant kitchenware, werewolves, even Elvis, who lives on Marshall's paper route. The only person that believes him is his new friend, ten-year-old Simon Holmes (Justin Shenkarow). Together they decide to investigate Eerie's weirdness and keep record of it, in hopes to one day show the world.

    Spin-off:
    Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 25, 2013
    83
    Imagine Twin Peaks for preteens.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 9, 2013
    75
    At its best, Eerie combines two pop-culture phenomena: the substantial youth market for supernatural fiction ... plus the let's-take these-young-people-seriously attitude that made Beverly Hills, 90210 and Doogie Howser; M.D. touchstones for teen TV audience. ... So far, however, the show's concepts have been funnier than its scripts.
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  1. Oct 5, 2012
    10
    Set in 'Weirdsville, Indiana', Eerie is the kind of town Americans move to when they want to settle down and have a normal, wholesome life with children. The Tellers move from New Jersey to do exactly that, but they didn't reckon on their inquisitive youngest, 13-year-old Marshall Teller, becoming obsessed with the odd goings-on in this suburban pocket of the universe which is far from normal. There were nineteen episodes of this amazing programme, and I was thirteen when I watched it for the first time. I was hooked immediately, and loved every minute of it. But farther down the line in life, I began to appreciate just how relevant the themes are in each episode. Witty, imaginative and genuinely experimental, as I became a writer myself I would constantly self-reference my own standards back to the comic, dramatic and anarchic directions Eerie, Indiana explored. If you've never seen this programme, I won't spoil it for you, but just buy it. You'll watch the DVDs until the disc wear out or you do. 10/10 Expand