I wasn't going to do this Friday's post, simply because I couldn't think of any 'specials' to include in the list. But then I thought, maybe Halloween episodes will surfice instead.
1. Community season two - Epidemiology
This was a hilarious episode. The Dean buys cheap meat that was left over from the Army, but its actually contaminated, causing those who eat it to show zombie like symptoms and eventually start biting people. The Greendale 7 are among the last to survive, leaving Troy to save the day just as the Army arrives on the scene. Loved this episode as it sort steps a little further out from the 'normal' Greendale and becomes more fantastic.
2. American Horror Story: Freakshow - Edward Mordrake
I know Freakshow wasn't the season fans were expecting but it start off brilliantly, including having a superb Halloween special featuring a real life character who, in the show, is part of myth and supersition amongst circus folk. I though these two episodes were two of the best, not only did it give a backstory to the main carnival cast but it also gave us a majot twist on what we all thought was the main villain, Twisty. He was terrifying, but nothing compared to Dandy.
3. Brooklyn Nine Nine season 1 - Halloween
I loved this show almost immediately and couldn't stop laughing through this episode. The mixture of the bet between Holt and Jake and the side plot about Amy hating Halloween, while everyone is wearing costumes is just great. This episode also had some brilliant lines.
4. Agatha Christie's Poirot - Halloween Party
One of the more sinister episodes (and novels) as the story begins with the murder of a child. The first murder takes place at a children's Halloween party on the actual night and in true form its in a huge country home. Poirot is not present at the event, but his good friend and authoress, Mrs Oliver is. I do like the stories when these two work together as its almost as if Christie is solving crimes with her creation.
5. The IT Crowd series 1 - The Haunting of Bill Crouse
Not sure if this is technically a Halloween anything, not even 100% sure it aired around October, but oh well theres an air of Halloween about it. Jen goes on a terrible date with Bill Crouse. To avoid seeing him again, Moss tells him that she's dead. Unfortunately, the lie works too well, spreading around the office until everyone believes Jen is actually dead. When I first saw The IT Crowd, I was laughing constantly, with the later series not so much. Nothing can beat those first 6 episodes of gold. Pure brilliant British comedy that could and thankfully will never have an American version.