Season 2 Episode 24

The Family Man

Aired Unknown Jun 03, 1990 on
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The Family Man
A young boy tries to protect his family from an alien, whom he can only see using his dead father's glasses.

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  • The episode relies on a mix of comedy, to basically to cover an episode, that is pretty lackluster, in most aspects. The episode isn't really science-fiction based, although some of the episodes desperately attempt to be.moreless

    The episode, is about a family, as mentioned in the title, and new husband, who replaces the old one after he died. Only problem is, well, is not your average family man, in fact, he much more than just that. The boy discovers with his father's glasses, that he's actually a mutant parasite, and has no place in his family. Although it plays like most episodes to this short-lived show, it didn't really have any scares, not a bit of real surreal horror, not a bit of the intensity that some of the episodes brought, and although the makeup job was ok, he simply was killed in the end, making quite a lackluster episode. It was obvious that he probably wasn't going to stick around for long, since the boy could clearly see that he wasn't even from this planet, and he was going to destroy them eventually, but manages to stop the guy, and it ends well simply with lots sadness. I don't know how this was supposed to be really considered scary, but the makeup job definitely at least for the most part brought out some scares, but the whole idea of it, was basically a guy who looked like what the title described, but was rather the opposite, when the glasses were shown. Not the worst episode, but it sure could have used more explanation for how an alien, got into their family in the first place, and it doesn't offer much explanation on how, the boy could see his true identiy with the glasses. Overall, this episode was actually quite poor, and the plot didn't really say much about how the show would turn after this, except that their would probably more lackluster episodes like this to come.. And the ending is very predictable, and not that scary, watch it just for some laughs, but don't except anything really frightening, some other episodes that broke the mold on this series.moreless

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