Geeks, rejoice! "Eerie Indiana" is FINALLY out on DVD! This series joins "My So-Called Life" and "Freaks and Geeks" in that honoured pantheon of programmes that only lasted one season but managed to make such a big impact on their viewers that they are remembered fondly years after they were axed. "Eerie Indiana" has more of a sci-fi/supernatural bent than the other two, but it shares the same preoccupation with the adult world as seen from young eyes.
Essentially, "Eerie Indiana" tells the story of Marshall Teller, who moves to Eerie and immediately realises that something is out of whack with this place. Together with his new friend Simon, Marshall investigates the Eerie strangeness (boom boom), carefully recording each experience very much like Mulder and Scully in "The X Files", partly for posterity and partly as proof that Eerie is "the centre of weirdness for the entire planet". The series can roughly be divided into two parts: the first half is made up of standalone episodes which introduce the characters and Eerie itself, letting the audience become familiar with the basic idea of the series. The second half is where the audience begins to see the overarcing plot and character threads. Dash X is possibly the most ambiguous character you will ever find for this agegroup, while "Reality Takes a Holiday" is the most ambitious television episode I've seen that wasn't penned by Josh Wheddon, really pushing the boundaries for a series that was nominally aimed at children.
Buy this series not just for yourself but for any kids you know who have a liking for the weird and slightly twisted. I guarantee they'll like it.