I love when TV shows do something for Halloween, especially when they get the characters in costume -- with real costume designers, there's are going to look a lot better than what we can come up with in real life. It's also a chance for shows to do something weird and fun, and get some characters to step out of their shells. So here's a look at some of the better Halloween costumes coming up -- "Medium" is winning hands-down for the inspired "Night of the Living Dead" theme. This year actually looks a little light on Halloween-themed episodes (or maybe the networks just haven't posted very interesting photos), so here's the Top 3 who get an A for effort.
"Bite Me" -- "Medium" 9/8 C Oct. 30
Allison has vivid nightmares that insert her into scenes from the classic horror film "Night of the Living Dead," which leave her with unexplained cuts and bite marks and possible clues that could lead her to a funeral director's murderer, on a special Halloween episode.
Great idea to do classic black and white scenes with the characters of "Medium" being dropped into George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." Patricia Arquette has the look of "they're coming for you" Barbara down.
"Ghost Whisperer" -- "Head Over Heels"- 8/7 C Oct. 30
The Headless Horseman from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is haunting Melinda and when the legendary book mysteriously shows up at Aiden's school Melinda becomes worried for Aiden's safety.
Looks like the two shows airing the night before "Halloween," which already have ghostly themes -- "Medium" and "Ghost Whisperer" -- went all out. Nice work incorporating the Sleepy Hollow legend here. And I'd hire whoever decorated Melinda's lawn.
"Castle" -- "Vampire Weekend" 10/9 C Oct. 26
As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of New York's underground vampire fetish community, where they learn that the motive for the victim's murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was writing before his death.
So not all the costumes are particularly original -- solider, bloody surgeon, Catwoman -- but points for Martha's over-the-top Cruella Deville and even more to Richard Castle's Edgar Allan Poe. Plus, they've gone with the always popular investigation of people who actually think they're vampires, or just want to be them.