The Wikipedia gods seem to have scrubbed the old page on the Motif of Harmful Sensation, but this sounds like it would have been a prime candidate.
Anybody gonna comment on the name? Oy.
I will definitely have to check this one out. American Gothic was one of the best failed TV shows I’ve ever seen.
members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests itself in violent fits and spasms
That sounds par for the course for a dance team. How could anyone tell something was wrong?
Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
It’s a mark of how old I am that my first thought was “they’re not going to even mention he’s a former teen heartthrob or the Hardy Boys?”.
“Da doo run run run, da doo run run!”
“…epidemic that seems to be transmitted via social media”
Ugh. What the hell. Sounds like marketing had too much influence on the script of this one.
It’s not a new idea either: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
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