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Old January 5 2013, 10:15 AM   #76
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Re: Haven: Season Three (Discussion, Spoilers)

Just caught up on this show, mostly out of curiosity. It's not bad, though not great either. I was expecting it to be a little spookier due to the Stephen King connection. As a Mainer I'm glad that they actually film this in Nova Scotia, which looks a lot more like Maine than Syfy's typical location, Vancouver, does.

I actually find Duke to be the more entertaining of the three leads. Though when Duke found out he was a "trouble slayer" I was really hoping he'd make some kind of Buffy reference (Eric Balfour had a prominent guest role in the pilot episode). I was kinda disappointed when he didn't.

I found Nathan to be kinda boring in the early going, but he's gotten better. Audrey's pretty interesting, too. I hope they have an actual plan in mind for her and haven't just been making it all up as they go.

Oh, and as an Uncharted fan I got a kick out of the most recent episode, with Nolan North and Emily Rose reunited.
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Old January 6 2013, 02:50 AM   #77
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Just caught up on this show, mostly out of curiosity. It's not bad, though not great either. I was expecting it to be a little spookier due to the Stephen King connection.
The Stephen King connection is very loose. Other than the two newspaper guys, a dead body nicknamed "the Colorado kid" and the Gray Gull restaurant, there's nothing else remotely related to the story.

The writing on this show is horrible. If it weren't for the chemistry of the three leads, I don't know if I'd watch. The superpowered city-threatening troubles are insanely stupid and over the top (Emily Rose says she has a love-hate relationship with the "trouble of the week"). There's a lot of potential intrigue in the long term mystery, but so much of it so sloppily thrown together.
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Old January 6 2013, 04:13 AM   #78
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Just caught up on this show, mostly out of curiosity. It's not bad, though not great either. I was expecting it to be a little spookier due to the Stephen King connection.
The Stephen King connection is very loose. Other than the two newspaper guys, a dead body nicknamed "the Colorado kid" and the Gray Gull restaurant, there's nothing else remotely related to the story.

The writing on this show is horrible. If it weren't for the chemistry of the three leads, I don't know if I'd watch. The superpowered city-threatening troubles are insanely stupid and over the top (Emily Rose says she has a love-hate relationship with the "trouble of the week"). There's a lot of potential intrigue in the long term mystery, but so much of it so sloppily thrown together.
I agree, it'd be pretty much worthless if the three leads didn't have such great chemistry. I personally can't stand the "[MacGuffin] of the Week" format that most TV shows follow, and I'm far more invested in the three leads' stories and the mystery than I am in anything else.
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Old January 6 2013, 10:51 AM   #79
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It is what it is: Basically, a weekly B-Movie. In those terms, the stories aren't bad-- in fact, they're usually pretty entertaining.

It's definitely all about the characters, though. I agree that the three leads are very good and have good chemistry. But I also love the newspaper guys. In fact, they are the most New England-y part of the show. And, as a New Englander myself, I really enjoy the setting.
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Old January 7 2013, 03:44 AM   #80
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But I also love the newspaper guys. In fact, they are the most New England-y part of the show. And, as a New Englander myself, I really enjoy the setting.
Considering how much they seem to know about everything, there's always the question of: "How many people have you let die simply because you two never share what you know?"
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Old January 7 2013, 10:31 AM   #81
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I also wonder if they themselves are Troubled, after that weird conversation they had when they were being held hostage by "Tommy."
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Old January 17 2013, 04:32 PM   #82
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Reminder: Syfy is finally the airing the last two episodes of this season tonight.
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Old January 17 2013, 11:19 PM   #83
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Thanks!!
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Old January 18 2013, 12:04 AM   #84
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Yeah, I'm looking forward to it.
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Old January 18 2013, 04:55 AM   #85
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Crap! Watched it. Poor Nathan.

Good casting for James. He looks like his daddy.

And nice casting for the younger Duke, Vince, and Dave.
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Old January 18 2013, 07:16 AM   #86
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It was good. I admired the constant sharing of who loved Audrey and who would sacrifice for Audrey between Duke and Nathan. Everything got burned away just for those three (or two). Then everything closed and Nathan pushed Duke forward. I would not want to be in Nathan or Duke's shoes.

I hope there are answers about who Audrey is in the next season.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:20 AM   #87
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Holy Toledo. That was a Hell of a finale. The Bolt Gun Killer is the Colorado Kid's wife, we finally meet the Colorado Kid, Dave bonks Vince and Vince locks Dave up in the trunk, Audrey gets to watch her previous self have sex with Nathan, the Hunter Meteor Shower returns and pummels Haven, the barn returns, the interior of the barn is bigger on the inside and looks like an abstract 70s Sci Fi set, Audrey decides to leave with the barn, Vince turns out to be the boss of The Guard, Nathan precipitates a shoot-out that results in the deaths of the FBI guy and probably Jordan, gets himself shot, messes up whatever the barn is supposed to do, Duke gets sucked into the black hole of the barn (along with the corpse [?] of Colorado Kid's wife) and the meteor shower increases in intensity as a result. Did I miss anything?

Definitely great casting on the younger characters.
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Old January 20 2013, 02:09 AM   #88
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Nice recap!

You forgot to mention that we saw young Dave and Vince.
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Old January 20 2013, 10:19 AM   #89
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Yes, that was great and you're right about the casting. I'm hoping that we get more flashbacks or time travel to that era next season. Audrey probably had the same sort of triangle with Vince and Dave that she does with Nathan and Duke.
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Old January 21 2013, 02:39 AM   #90
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Well, at. Lest we know now that Vince and Dave DO age!

I liked younger Vince. I like tall, broad-shouldered men.
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