Reasons why I love this TV show:

About Holliston

Two down and out aspiring filmmakers struggle with life, career, and the opposite sex as they attempt to make it out of the small New England town they are trapped in and into the big time.

Reasons why I love this TV show:

SinisterRally54's picture

Feel free to add your own reasons to my thread!

1. It takes place in my hometown of Holliston, Massachusetts.  It is so cool to see locations around town and to see the cast at places like Casey's Crossing and The Holliston Grill!

2. The girls!  Corri and Laura are both beautiful and funny.  I met the whole cast (the whole main cast- Adam, Joe, Corri, and Laura) when they showed two episodes at Holliston Town Hall and none of them could have possibly been nicer or more down to earth.  Adam Green is from here, but Joe, Corri, and Laura treated everyone as if it was their hometown too and the general consensus from the audience is that they are now honorary Hollistonians LOL!  IMO the girls totally make the show and everything that comes out of Laura's mouth makes me laugh.  I have huge crushes on both of them (in the non-creepy stalker way) and only hope that they all come back to Holliston again so that I can get pictures with them.  I was too shy to ask when they were here in March.  It was hard to get near Adam because he was mobbed but once I did he gave my friends and I his undivided attention and talked to us for a few minutes.  He's totally normal.

3. The horror references!  Too many to count but when I first heard them mention that Adam's hamster is named Horace Pinker I almost died laughing.  Horace Pinker (for those who don't know) is the killer in the 1980's horror movie Shocker.  I love that when they spoof special effects they totally get it right.  When Adam tears his face off in the Hooker episode it looks just as cheesy as it did in Poltergeist.  There's never anything scary on the show but there's still a ton of horror stuff in each episode.

4. It's actually funny!  I watch some sitcoms but I don't ever really laugh out loud like I do with this one.  Sometimes I can't even breathe I'm laughing so hard.  Like the Market Basket conversation between Corri and Laura or when Candyman wouldn't move out of the apartment or everytime Adam says "whaaaaaaat?"  When I rewatch episodes I always find a joke I missed because I laughed through it the first time.  The gum scene was so gross and the whole bathtub thing was hilariously disgusting, too.  Favorite moment so far: Adam and Laura's fist fight for the camera!  I could watch that on a loop!

5. It's sad- but in a good way.  Every now and then there is stuff that happens on this show that gets me kind of upset, but I actually like that.  The whole situation between Adam and Corri is really messed up and I feel bad for both of them, but probably more so Adam.  I also know the feeling when it comes to wanting to make something more of yourself and always failing.  Right now I am only in High School but I want to be a radio DJ like Howard Stern someday and my guidance counselor is such an a-hole.  I'm going to be applying to colleges next year at this time and everyone keeps telling me to go to school for something like computer science or web design because that way I'll get a job.  It's encouraging to know that Adam Green went to this same high school and heard all of the same things and now he's a movie director and a TV star in Hollywood.  I often use that as my example but teachers and other people say "Adam Green is a one in a million scenario".  So why can't there be 2 in a million?  Anyway on one hand the show bums me out sometimes as it hits close to home and I feel horrible for the characters, but on the other hand it gives me hope because I know this show is based in realty and I know that it worked out for Adam Green.  I've never choked up watching Two And A Half Men or The New Girl before, but Holliston has gotten me pretty emotional twice so far.  

6. GWAR in the closet!  He is hilarious and I LMAO whenever he dumps on Adam!  Worst imagnary friend ever!

7. Dee Snyder from Twisted SIster as the boss!  His outifts make me cringe and laugh and I love how his office door magically opens and closes behind him as if he has heavy metal superpowers.

8. Axl the fake cat!  Every time they show Adam's cat I laugh out loud.  I wish he was in the show more though.

9. Kevin the doctor!  "I want my pancakes!" LMFAO!!!  At first I thought he was the worst actor of all time but then I figured out that he was acting that way on purpose.  Corri broke up with him in last week's episode which sucks, but hopefully he comes back again cause he's awesome.

10. The man cast of characters are people I wish I knew in real life.  Sounds pathetic but sometimes I wish I could live on this show and be friends with them.  They're all really funny and really nice, good people and I would totally want to be in their group of friends if I could be and if they lived in Holliston in real life.  When Adam stood up to Candyman and the gang threw him out of the apartment for talking crap about Corri I actually applauded.  In my real life I don't think any of my friends would do the same thing for me.  But I love their friendships and I especially love Joe and Laura as a couple and the way they support each other's dreams.  Now if only Corri would get her head out of the clouds and get back together with Adam, but I guess the show wouldn't be the show if that happened.  Meeting all four of them in real life you can tell that it's not an act on the show and they really are best friends and that they love each other in real life.  It's probably the thing I like about this show the most and the reason I'm so addicted to it.  I hate that it's going to be such a long wait (a year???) before the next season.  It kind of gives me anxiety.

11. The opening credits song.  Wish I could buy it somewhere!  It kicks ass!!!!

So, what about you?  Why do YOU like Holliston??

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HatchetArmy4Lyfe's picture
who does the shows intro theme music? its bad ass.

Like ·  · April 8 at 7:42pm

    • Adam Green It's a band called HOG. The song is called "Get A Job" off of their 1995 album "Nothing's Sacred." It's out of print but you can still get it on ebay and even Amazon. WAAF used to play the hell out of it back in the day.
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thecarpenter666's picture

holliston schmollischiton,,, sounds like a load of bollox to me!!!

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HatchetArmy4Lyfe's picture

if you don't like the show why do you have to reply with negative bs? let those of us who enjoy the show talk about it and keep your negative comments to yourself. TY.

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klownz's picture

carpy didnt say he didnt like the show, he was just saying that the idea for the show sounds like a load of bollox to him. I have thought the idea of loads of films & shows sounds like a load of bollox, doesnt mean that it is & i have said loads of shows & films are fucking amazing, doesnt make that true either ....... just incase you dont know people have diffrent likes & dislikes & opinions on things ............. i supose am wasting my time letting you know this since trolls never learn.

 

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zombie_man's picture

You gotta get to know some of the people here, and you have to know that everyone here is entitled to voice their opinioun on everything. There's movies I love but others hate and visaversa. Personally I enjoy most remakes but most here hate them, I don't try to shut them up just because they have different opinnions.

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SinisterRally54's picture

OK, but why not post your own thread saying "I haven't seen this show but I don't like it" instead of posting negative comments on a thread called "Reasons why I love this show" unless you're TRYING to argue with people and be a dick?  Don't give me the "I have a right to my opinion" whining troll response. You absolutely do have a right to your opinion- but when you purposely go onto a thread where fans clearly LIKE the show and leave a comment as dumb as "Haven't seen it but it sounds bad" - don't get all butt hurt when people respond negatively to you.  Start your own thread about how bad a show is that you haven't seen- we won't go on there and try to tell you otherwise.  When you walk into a room of fans discussing something they like and shout out "I don't like this!" what are you hoping will happen?  You're hoping to get attention and to get someone to argue with you about it.  It's not because you just NEED to express your opinion because it matters so much.  No offense, but your opinion on a show you haven't seen means nothing- and my opinion that I love something means nothing, too.  They're just opinions.  But when you see someone enjoying a candy bar that you don't like- why do you need to go stand near them and say "I don't like that candy bar you're enjoying"?  Why spit on it anonymously?  It's because you WANT to be a jerk.  Therefore, don't cry when what you throw out there starts an argument and at the very least have the balls to take what you dish out.  If you want to post negative stuff- do it on a similar thread or start your own thread.  But logging in to a thread where people like something just to say you DON'T is just you asking for someone to say something back to you.  Don't complain when you get what you asked for.  Especially when you haven't even seen the thing that fans are talking about.  If you want respect- show it to others, too.  It's not hard to NOT say negative things and it costs nothing to say something nice every once in a while.  Go start your own website dedicated to movies and TV shows you have not seen but don't like.  We won't bother you, promise.  But come onto a thread titled "REASONS WHY I LOVE THIS SHOW" and post trash talk- and you're going to get someone pissed off.  Isn't that your whole motive in doing so?  Why else do it?

Thanks for ruining my thread.

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klownz's picture

i read about 4 lines you wrote & had to stop, no one is being negative &  carpy just said in his own crazy ass usual way he doesnt like the idea for the show

me, carpy & Z-man are real active members here & sure as shit we stamp all over trolls & assholes, thats why fearnet is troll free except for newbies

as for the show i have had to download the episodes because it isnt available here & i have to say i was a bit dissapointed because i was expecting it to be more horror over humor BUT once i realised its a sitcom i looked at it diffrent & loved it......... especially all the horror film refrences!

i hope it gets a dvd release because i will buy it despite the fact i think it is a bit flawed but like i have said before Adam is still on a learning curve so these early days will & should be setting foundations for his future greatness (fingers crossed he can keep up the pace & improve)

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

Sorry you feel you were insulted or feeling got hurt but this is a HORROR COMMUNITY NOT A FAN CLUB. So as such, with all respect for your attempt to corral like minds, this ISNT the forum for that cause, again, this isnt exactly a FAN CLUB where everything is PRO something the site is extolling. This is a site where people converse, differ, agree, argue about all things horror. Maybe starting a FAN CLUB site is the way to go for you. NOT being insulting or trying to chase you off, just explaining what is going on HERE. There are ALWAYS pros and cons here and people just hear the case or comment and move on. Unless someone is verbally personally attacked, there is no reason to get upset. Again, just sayin'.

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zombie_man's picture

I didn't give any opiniouns on the show because I haven't seen it, and I agree with Klownz and HF, noone is being negative, noone is being a jerk. Instead of arguing the positive and negative like five year olds, just discus it like adults without letting your temper take control. If you think people are wrong to give opiniouns if they didn't see the show well instead of yelling at them try to convince them it's a worth while show to watch, then maybe you'll convert that person to a person who'll like it.

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thecarpenter666's picture

sorry for rattling your cage , u need to understand that everything here is approachable whether i want to be negative or positive about something dont get all crackhead like about it ,,, if i was u i would crawl back to bolloxton and stay there freak!!!!

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