‘Weird NJ’ is getting a TV show and you have to watch it

This is the TV series I didn’t know I was waiting for. If you were born and raised here in New Jersey, you’ve known “Weird NJ” for a long time. It started as a simple magazine and grew into a website.

Now it’s becoming a TV show.

In case you’ve been living under the same type of rock the Jersey Devil is trapped under in Mount Holly, “Weird NJ” covers the mismatch. New Jersey folklore. The urban legend. The oddities. And the downright terrifying stories each teenager told their friends in every corner of the state.

The Devil’s Tree in Bernards Township, which is said to prematurely end anyone who tries to harm it.

The Devil’s Tower in Alpine where a female ghost would approach your car if you drive three times in the opposite direction in a circle around her.

The Dead Man’s Curve bridge where a young boy is supposed to haunt and will send coins back to you if you throw them off the bridge.

So many amusing legends to at least explore. Sony Pictures Television agrees.

They bought the rights to “Weird NJ”, according to deadline.com and are planning a live-action horror comedy TV series based on it.

It’s about a family who, no matter what twist of fate throws a burden on them, must fight against the forces of evil to take over New Jersey and the world. (Those of us who grew up here always suspected the way to conquering the planet was through the Dirty Jerz.)

And the coolest thing is that it all happens in Jersey. With all the tax breaks and film and TV incentives offered by Garden State, I sincerely hope he shoots here. It will be hard to watch if we find out that they shot an episode of Gates of Hell in an aqueduct in Los Angeles rather than Passaic County.

Either way, we all have a duty to at least give this show a chance when it comes out. It is described as “Stranger Things” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”. If there are no pizza and pork roll nights, I’m going to feel disappointed.

Oh ! What if we organized a viewing party at Midgetville!

If someone could finally find it. No, how could we have a big screen TV in there?

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.

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