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Julia gives a spectacular wallop of a slap to Cassandra in reaction the the presumed doom of Barnabas with the completion of the Dream Curse.

It’s a magnificent smack, matched only by the suitably striking attire of both its bearer and its target.

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I love shocking phone calls on Dark Shadows – almost as much as the unfortunate bad-news recipients’ answer-wear.

Learning of Joe’s hospitalization from Barnabas, who, if I am not mistaken, is making his first phone call of the series run (aside: Does the Old House even have a line? Did Willie give him a lesson in rotary phone operation?), Maggie has chosen a simple sunflower yellow blouse paired with an arresting magenta vest/mini-skirt combination, accented by a necktie with a polka-dot pattern incorporating both colors. I’m a little disappointed in Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Woodard has been murdered, Sam is despondent, and Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) is putzing around the house in the most outlandish outfit yet to grace Dark Shadows by 1967.

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I showed this clip to a co-worker, who, rather than focus on Maggie’s Ohrbach’s-provided attire, expressed disappointment that Sam and Maggie were “normal people” (not vampires, ghosts, or whatever else she imagined Dark Shadows to be entirely composed of).

That dress isn’t normal!” I decried. “Is it even a dress? I can’t tell if the seemingly velour top is connected to what appears at first glance to be a bedspread with a floral quilt pattern. Is it a floor-length skirt?”

I found Maggie’s choice of clothing for hanging around the house to be far more alarming than most of the supernatural phenomena on the Read the rest of this entry »

While the news of Burke Devlin’s plane being lost in the Amazon might have come as a terrible shock, I am left reeling by the Pucci look that Elizabeth Collins Stoddard is wearing to receive the tragic news. I assume the dress is a knock-off. I haven’t noticed that Ohrbach’s, the department store providing the Dark Shadows wardrobe, has ever gone for big designers, but this could be that jump now that in October of 1967 Barnabas has turned the Read the rest of this entry »