MTV’s Oddities Part 2: The Maxx: Julie’s Pangea, Laura’s Ghostwood

As Mr. Gone, antagonist in The Maxx, welcomes us to the next iteration of MTV's Oddities, it feels appropriate to begin with his opening monologue to set the stage for this article's topic. “Most of us inhabit at least two worlds, the real world, where we’re at the mercy of circumstance, and the world within, the …

MTV’s Oddities Part 1: Cerebral or Simply Heady Animation?: The Head

As Twin Peaks (1990-1991) invited audiences to slowly begin to accept the inherently weird around them in a setting just short of Magical Realism, popular culture would embrace its particular brand of subtle, soap opera weird as well as more overt art-house efforts well into the early 1990’s. And as Twin Peaks affected much of …