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Monday, 4 February 2013

Review: HAVEN Season 2 TV Series

HAVEN
Season 2
Starring Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, and Eric Balfour. Directed by T.W. Peacocke. A SyFy TV channel series.
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: DVD box set

About HAVEN TV Series:
Syfy's one-hour drama series Haven, starring Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters) is based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows the shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose) as she arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions. The truth about Audrey's mysterious past (which she can't fully remember) starts to come out as well.

As the townspeople's dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven — including one surrounding her own surprising connections to this extraordinary place.

The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss (Hung, Copper) Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches) as well as his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek). The pilot was written by Sam Ernst (The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Source: Info in the About HAVEN TV Series was taken from http://www.syfy.com/haven/about on 16/01/2013.

Show Trailer:

Show Links:
Official site
Haven TV series at Wikipedia
imdb

My Thoughts:
Somewhere between the ending of Season 1 and the waiting for the dvd box set of Season 2 turned me into a die-hard fan of this series. And most of the episodes in Season 2 did live up to my expectations. What baffled me is episode 12. It ended in a big, whoopping cliffhanger yet episode 13 did not continue from episode 12. Instead episode 13 was a self-contained show which has it's own plot and involves a totally different problem (WTF!) and it wasn't a cliffhanger.. Only episode 12 was left hanging... It totally confused me! However I really like the way the show is veering towards a romantic angle between Audrey and Nathan. Go Team Nathan!! Another thing I appreciate about this show is that the acting is good! It reminds me that it is so not Sanctuary. Or maybe watching the bad acting in Sanctuary made me more appreciative of the good acting skills in this show. Either way, I love the actors in this series. By the way, Lucas Bryant is pinging my gaydar, does anybody know if he is gay or not?... Anyway, another thing positive about this show is the cinematography, it really looks professional on the screen! It brought the supernatural world of Haven to life. Beautiful!! If not for that episode 12, Season 2 would have garnered a 5 out of 5 rating...

And of course I just gotta share with you my favourite scenes, because somebody's... sappy, sappy, sappy...

Empirical Evaluation:
Cinematography = 4.5
Script/Story Itself = 4
Season Finale = 3
World building = 5
Attention To Detail = 4
Plot = 4
Acting = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

4 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I haven't watched this series at all

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love love love it.

Lucas? I don't think so.

I'm kinda in love with Duke ;)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I do still want to see this. :) Thanks for sharing about the second season!

Anonymous said...

Lucas is married and has a little girl. Not gay. I do get a gay vibe from Eric Balfour though... a lot of gay pics of him on the net.

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