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I Love October

October is one of my most favorite months. The weather starts to get really lovely. Colors start to change and get really pretty (well, if you live in a state with, you know, dramatic season shifts and trees that do that). And Halloween happens. Which means it’s an excuse to watch scary movies and eat candy and torture small children.

To kick off this October we’re plowing thru one of our have TV shows, which was short lived and hilarious – Harper’s Island. It was on CBS and we loved it. We found it on On Demand when it was running. How they thought they’d do another season is beyond me. The body count is high, the mystery isn’t bad, there’s pretty ladies in bikinis, and gruesome, awesome, epic deaths. It’s now airing on Netflix Instant (do we just call that Netflix now?) so if you’re looking for a fun horror light show to kick off your October, check it out.

I’m adding The Shining to my reading list. And the original version of The Thing, cuz I never saw it. You gonna read or watch anything for Halloween?

Oh SyFy

First you change your name from SciFi to SyFy. Which I thought was kind of ridiculous. But now… Billy Ray Cyrus the ghost hunter? Seriously?

“UFO: Unbelievably Freakin’ Obvious” for cable network Syfy has Cyrus and his 21-year-old son Trace investigating conspiracy theories.

“Our audience craves authentic, compelling and informative storytelling that pushes the boundaries of our normal world,” said Mark Stern, head of programing for the NBC Universal-owned network.

“Allegations of cover-up and conspiracy around unexplained phenomena has inspired heated debate for decades,” Stern said. “It will be interesting to see what truth Billy Ray and Trace may discover.”

Everything about this, from the “stars” to the premise to the RIDICULOUS title hurt my soul (see how I didn’t make an “Achy Breaky Heart” joke there?). Remember when SyFy was just horrible awesome movies like Mansquito?