Tales from the Darkside: Season 2, Episode 14

Dream Girl (19 Jan. 1986)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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A theatrical director finds herself trapped along with her colleagues in a dreamlike world created by a stagehand.



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Episode cast overview:
Andrea Caldwell / Director
Syd Grossinger
Otto Schrog
Shannon Kriska ...
Dawson Mays ...
Joe D'Amico
Catherine Battistone ...
Person on Telephone (voice)
Paul Sparer ...
Narrator (voice)


A theatrical director finds herself trapped along with her colleagues in a dreamlike world created by a stagehand.

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I have no idea what I just saw other than it's not very good.

Tales from the Darkside: Dream Girl starts as play director Andrea Caldwell (Carolyn Seymour) finds herself inside the lowly caretaker Otto's (Lou Cutell) twisted dream in which people they both know & themselves act out his fantasies. However Andrea realises this & together with her trapped friends decide to turn the table on Otto...

Episode 14 from season 2 this Tales from the Darkside story was written & directed by Timna Ranon & Dream Girl is another really weird & surreal twenty odd minutes worth of telly. I don't really know how to describe this episode much less make comments on it, I just didn't get it & that ending just left me baffled. Also one has to say that the boy Otto has a very, very limited imagination. I mean don't most people dream about winning the lottery or becoming a James Bond style secret agent & saving the world or Hilary Clinton posing for Playboy, OK maybe that last one is just me... It's short which is the only thing it has going for it since I just don't see who these light hearted surreal Disney style fantasies are meant to appeal to, they certainly don't appeal to me that's for sure.

Like most Tales from the Darkside episodes this takes place in a single locations but unlike most Tales from the Darkside episodes Dream Girl actually has five cast members instead of the usual four! The production team really spoiled us here. Carolyn Seymour seems to have gone on & become a video game voice artist.

Dream Girl is yet another disappointment, there's no horror, there's no monsters, there's no tension or atmosphere & a really silly story that goes nowhere.

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