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Friday, August 27, 2010: Haven

by Zach Oat August 27, 2010 9:45 am
Friday, August 27, 2010: <I>Haven</i>

We're still on the fence about this show. While we love Stephen King, and we've been known to be both up and down on any show that has a "freak of the week" pattern, the catch-all nature of Haven leaves us meh. We get it, the town has a lot of crazy stuff going on in it, which is why an FBI agent is on loan there, looking into stuff with her local cop partner, but what does it all mean? What's the point? Is there a point? Is Eric Balfour as good as this cast is going to get, acting-wise? Because sometimes it seems that way. And when both main characters speak in a monotone and the show's biggest threats are called "The Troubles," it doesn't make for a very exciting show. But at least tonight's episode has ghosts stabbing people.

Apparently, a living shadow is walking around killing people by impaling them with his shadowy knife, and we'll admit we kinda want to see what that's about. But we also kinda dread having to spend an hour with the show's dull cast. Granted, Mulder and Scully could be a little dull sometimes, but at least they got to interact with different people in every episode -- The X-Files went all over the country, while Haven takes place in one weird town in Maine. Eureka, which comes on before it, similarly follows weird happenings in a small town, but it also has incredibly colorful main characters. And, occasionally, giant robots. Something to think about, Haven.

Haven airs tonight at 10pm, following Eureka's giant robots on Syfy.

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