I came across a preview for the Syfy show Haven during a late night television perusal. My first thought was "Looks Stephen King-ish" given the Maine type setting and the lighthouse. Naturally, this was enough to get me to check it out. I hopped right over to Netflix and searched for Haven (however it wasn't on instant boo!). I bumped the first disk to number one in my queue and two days later it was in my hand. I took a rare break from writing and editing to watch an episode. Four hours and four episodes later I was hooked.
First off, it is based on the Stephen King book the Colorado Kid (can I call it or can I call it?). It starts with an FBI agent, Audrey Parker, who is assigned to find this criminal. The trail leads her directly to a strange, quirky little town called Haven, where she nearly drives off a cliff due to a mysterious crack that appeared in the middle of the highway. The criminal is found dead, but the mystery is just beginning. The longer she is in Haven the stranger things become with unpredictable weather, cracks in the earth, and a partner who literally feels no pain. The cast is a wonderful mix of familiar faces and quirky personalities.
I decided to just buy the first season so I didn't have to wait and breezed through it this past week. Season two premieres this Friday. I highly recommend setting the DVR to record and rent the first season if you like the stories of the strange and supernatural. It's like a mixture of X-Files and Twin Peaks.
*I've been working on a plan since yesterday to spruce the ol' blog here up a bit. I have some new segments I will make a valiant effort to maintain. One of which is Supernatural Thursday. Woohooo! Those who know me well can attest to my love of all things supernatural. Whether it is books, television (the title and the day are no accident friends), movies, or just stories I've heard, I'm interested and will share my discoveries with you here every Thursday.