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A SOLID AND SPOOKY BEGINNING!!!!!!!
on January 3, 2015
My first impression of this purchase is that it is a 21st century tribute to the TWILIGHT ZONE. The town of Haven seems to be a very depressing place, with deaths and strange occurrences happening almost on a daily basis, with not a sighting - ever - of anything good happening to the town or its residents.
The viewer is introduced to the lovely (make that gorgeous) FBI Agent Audrey Parker who has come to town to track down an escaped inmate. It turns out he is killed in his escape attempt but this is just the first in many events which take place here that have a supernatural basis. Keep watching the show and you learn many things concerning the town and its residents; even the hunky town cop that our girl Audrey is paired with is suffering from a condition that prevents him from feeling any kind of physical sensation. But just like the fabled Princess in her isolated tower, maybe he is waiting for the kiss from his one true love to set him free. I hope so, for his sake, as Miss Parker is one hot hottie!
Like the great TV shows of recent times, the cast is comprised of a zany and greatly varied set of mysterious characters, each with their own shady backgrounds that we know nothing about. Obviously as time passes we learn a little about them, but this information is given out in very small doses, not just to keep the viewer interested, but also to let the information be absorbed properly into the viewer’s conscience.
Season one highlights, for me, anyway, are right at the middle. Episode 8, “Ain’t No Sunshine” is the first really spooky episode on the show and features the “Shadow Man” who apparently is accused of killing terminally ill patients before their time is due. The dynamic duo come to the rescue of the town and catch the real killer, who was actually in control of this so-called Shadow Man in the first place.
Episode 9, entitled “As You Were” initially feels like a tribute to the Agatha Christie Classic, “And Then There Were None” but instead of a murderer in the group there is a chameleon. The surprise of the night is in determining who in the party (trapped in the deserted hotel on a dark and stormy night) is actually the shape shifter in question. I did not work it out, but I was too busy enjoying the atmosphere to concentrate on the puzzle.
I am totally in love with this show. To be honest, i was not so sure at the start of season one but with the compelling characters, and Miss Parker’s own family history in question, the spooky episodes, the charm and freedom of living right at the foot of the ocean, all mixed up with what appears to be the paranormal centre of America all makes for an extended set of viewing sessions all set to scare the pants off you.
And we get to watch the Prince being saved by his Princess, just for a change.
Four stars for this beauty. Can’t wait for season 2!!!!!