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Old May 24 2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Harper's Island

Anyone still watching? I've stuck with it out of morbid curiosity to see how long it would take these rocket scientists to realize that a killer is stalking them.

Now they know, but instead of the stampede for the docks that you'd expect, they all meekly hang around waiting to be slaughtered? Just because the sheriff told them not to leave? Are they the sheriff's hostages now? Nobody even bothered to call their lawyer? These lemmings deserve an axe thru the skull!

The only possible explanation is that the sheriff himself is the killer. "Your mother was a snoop, too." They just gave the game away. But really given the callous disregard for people's lives that the sheriff is demonstrating by failing to evacuate the island and call in the FBI (or warn anyone; he's known there's a killer on the loose for a while now), that much should be obvious even without the neon sign of a clue.
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Old May 25 2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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So is this show pretty much LOST for dummies?
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Old May 25 2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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So is this show pretty much LOST for dummies?
Not even that good!
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Old May 25 2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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We watch it.

It's a trashy, guilty pleasure.

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Old May 25 2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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I watched the first couple... but I just couldn't stick with it.
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Old May 25 2009, 11:35 PM   #6
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It's alright, I like it. I mostly started watching it because it extends into the summer, when all the other TV has ended and there's nothing else to watch. It's the only thing I have to watch for the whole week!

This past episode was actually good because it moved the plot along quite a bit. I wish they had done this sooner as the last few episodes have been a lot of nothing really happening.
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Old May 26 2009, 05:24 PM   #7
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I'm watching it for Jim Beaver. When they kill him off, I'm done with the show. There's not enough left for me to care about it.
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Old May 26 2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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I'm really enjoying this show. It's decent horror for netwrok tv.
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Old May 26 2009, 05:50 PM   #9
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I watched the first couple... but I just couldn't stick with it.
You should get caught up. It's really starting to pick up the pace....
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Old May 27 2009, 01:04 AM   #10
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I'm still watching too. I gotta say those few shots of the [victim]'s mortal wound at the beginning of the last episode were wonderfully grisly.
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Old May 27 2009, 03:32 AM   #11
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I'm watching it for Jim Beaver. When they kill him off, I'm done with the show. There's not enough left for me to care about it.
Well you're in luck. Either Beaver is playing the killer or the writing is even dopier than I give them credit for.

...but they could pull the Ten Little Indians twist and


I'm really just watching to see if they do that.
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Old June 14 2009, 05:10 PM   #12
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So, it's a bit later, we're getting it in Oz. Anyone still watching now?

I like early King, but couldn't stand him after, iirc, Pet Sematary.

As a writer myself though, his 'On Writing' is very good, as a memoir and as a writing guide.
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Old June 16 2009, 04:36 AM   #13
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I'm still watching, it's still not good but it's progressed from boring to campy fun. And this time of year, it doesn't pay to be fussy about TV.

My theory about what's going on:



It's hilarious how much time elapsed between the Sheriff realizing there's a killer on the loose and the cops supposedly arriving to rescue everyone (which still hasn't happened!) This island isn't in the middle of antarctica in the dead of winter. Can't the cops send a chopper over from Seattle or something?!? Apparently the FBI can't be bothered with a serial killer on the loose. You'd think half a dozen murders in the space of a couple days would light a fire under somebody's ass...
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Old June 16 2009, 02:37 PM   #14
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So is this show pretty much LOST for dummies?
Funny you said that, since we call the fat guy in this(from "Eureka"), "Low Rent Hurley".

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Old June 16 2009, 05:44 PM   #15
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I watched the first couple... but I just couldn't stick with it.
Same here. Made it half way through the second episode.

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