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Quirkier Than X-Files,
This review is from: Haven: The Complete First Season (DVD)When I first watched Haven I was underwhelmed by the acting. I thought Emily Rose's character Audrey was stiff and uncomfortable in her role as an FBI agent with a mysterious background. And let's face it, when Eric Balfour is in the cast, you can almost bet that the show will be a loser. However, I kept watching week after week, and believe it or not, I came to like these guys, even Balfour's black sheep bar owner who has a strange tie to Audrey that we don't see until the end of the season.
I think I became a fan in the episode where we see Audrey reach out and touch her partner Nathan on the arm and we realize that he can actually feel it by the subtlest flash of emotion on his face. This is where the show began to interest me. We begin to see that there is more to Audrey than even we know.
These characters all have some huge secrets and we as viewers aren't going to know them all at once. The strange incidents that happen in Haven are directly tied to whats really going on with our main characters.
By the end of the season I was eager to see more of Haven and all it's odd-ball citizens. SyFy does get some things right. This show is one of them.