Odd Thomas (2013)

Having access to Netflix account is a godsend when one is ill. I’ve been able to binge watch “Scandal” all the way to the end and have TV shows we’d never see here on tap and movies by the dozens.

Odd Thomas” is just one of the movies you’ll find newish to Netflix and I really like it, it’s a great sick day movie. Ghosts, monsters and mystery.

Anton Yelchin stars as the titular “Odd Thomas” a guy with a gift, the ability to see dead people and other critters of the underworld, creatures called “bodachs”. Bodachs are forbearers of tragedy showing up before they occur to feed on the chaos, and chaos is about to hit Thomas’ hometown of Pico Mundon in a big way.

It’s a mystery who-done-it that will make you happy and woefully sad as it goes along on its merry little way. I was surprised to find no connection with the TV show “Pushing Daisies” (another favourite), the banter between Oddy and his girlfriend “Stormy” is very reminiscent of that between Ned and Chuck.

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