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    Sadly, I think I'll be giving up on this show. The lack of an explanation as to why all these things are happening is just annoying me too much. The guy surely must have played music for his wife in the past and nothing happened before so why all of sudden now. Yes I know, the "troubles" are back. That's seems like just a cop-out to me. An excuse to have people do weird things with no explanation.

    It seems the plot of the show is - all of a sudden weird thing starts happening and people are killed or hurt till they figure out who (NOT what) is causing it. Then they get them out of town with no punishment or search into why it's happening.

    I'm more of a why is this happening kind of person instead of an ooh supernatural stuff is happening isn't this cool go with it type. Not a fan of Stephen King stuff so maybe this is in the same style and so probably shouldn't have started watching in the 1st place, but the beginning of the 1st ep had me interested so I went with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    Sadly, I think I'll be giving up on this show. The lack of an explanation as to why all these things are happening is just annoying me too much. The guy surely must have played music for his wife in the past and nothing happened before so why all of sudden now. Yes I know, the "troubles" are back. That's seems like just a cop-out to me. An excuse to have people do weird things with no explanation.

    It seems the plot of the show is - all of a sudden weird thing starts happening and people are killed or hurt till they figure out who (NOT what) is causing it. Then they get them out of town with no punishment or search into why it's happening.

    I'm more of a why is this happening kind of person instead of an ooh supernatural stuff is happening isn't this cool go with it type. Not a fan of Stephen King stuff so maybe this is in the same style and so probably shouldn't have started watching in the 1st place, but the beginning of the 1st ep had me interested so I went with it.
    Sadly, your whole explanation is probably the reason this show will last. I would say the viewers that are attracted to this show don't care about the "why" factor.

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    3 episodes in, and this show really isn't wowing me. I will continue to watch it for now, but, I really expected better.

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    I am beginning to look forward to the show each wek. I guess I'm just more patient waiting on explanations, allowing the storyteller to set the pace. I know that with the ability to ride through entire seasons with DVD collections, we don't have to wait from week to week to figure out plots and understand where the story is heading. I have greater hope for this show than SGU for me just because it's brighter and funnier. I was interested in the fact that Ray (I think was his name) reminded me of Ken Griffey, Jr., so probably dismissed any inconsistencies that may have bothered me with that plotline. I don't think they'd do the "previously on..." bits if there weren't overarching stories to unravel, however, just might mean attending to them more closely. I LOVED Twin Peaks and the characters both with their subtleties, so this is right up my alley!

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    I just watch the first episode. The acting is dodgy in places, but I thought the story was pretty descent.

    I think were to many jokes, an the show did not take it self seriously enough for my liking. It could of been darker in places to.

    But I like the mysteries an questions they created in the first episode. If the acting improves in the next couple of episodes then I may stick with it. An less jokes. An create more mysteries, never can have enough mysteries an unanswered questions.
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    Haven's ratings for episode 3 -

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    - 1.843 million viewers
    - 1.2/2 HH
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    so are those ratings good or bad?

    I think I'll keep watching the show, I also am missing the lack of deeper explanations and exploration of overarching story lines (two word references to "the troubles" and an old news paper story just doesn't quite cut it) but it's still early days. I think it's routine for new shows to start up with flavour of the week stories then delve deeper into the background as it's established. However given all this paranormal activity I do fear that the big reveal could turn out to be some disappointing magic mumbo jumbo. Still it's based on a stephen king story (which I didn't know existed and still don't know anything about) and since I like this author it should still be decent.

    I'm not sure I like that boat character (duke?) seems like the stereotypical bad boy with a good heart and that's just too cliche. Next thing I know him and the good cop will start competing over the same love interest, or just as worse it turns out that is the source of their animosity in the past.
    I'm an average viewer. As plain as they come. People make TV shows based on my demographic.

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    Just watched last Friday's episode. I tried, but just do not care. I think aside from SGU and Spartacus, I am pretty much done with TV. These shows just do not interest me. And what hell, if they are interesting they will usually screw you in the end with either early cancellation or an idiotic BSG/Lost ending.

    So enjoy the show folks, I hope it works out for those that do like it.

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    We're still hanging in, watching. It comes as a package deal, since I record Eureka and Haven, at my folk's house since they have Sci Fi channel and we don't. At best, it might turn out to have some interesting weird things happening, at worst, could easily sere as an MST3K type amusement.

    I am reading that huge, unabridged, extended edition of King's THE STAND, and seeing Haven is based on one of his stories, makes me want to read that after I finish my current book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayston View Post

    I'm not sure I like that boat character (duke?) seems like the stereotypical bad boy with a good heart and that's just too cliche. Next thing I know him and the good cop will start competing over the same love interest, or just as worse it turns out that is the source of their animosity in the past.
    Sometimes these character really do writer themselves. That was obvious in the first episode he one of those three, he may change through an be a completly different character in the future, the only one I watch so far.

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    No idea what the ratings mean. SGU also started with 2.3, roughly the same as Haven, and ended season 1 with 1.3, and Caprica ended with something like 1.3. From what little I understand, I don't believe this data influences too greatly decisions to extend a series, whether or not intended just for summer audiences.
    Luckily, I'm happy with the mood being set so content to enjoy whatever they deliver.

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    "Butterfly" was interesting, trying to figure out what set everyone off. Nice ending, nice use of the Duke character. This is by no means a "must see" series, but it's still enjoyable, more for the atmosphere than the substance



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    I think I missed an episode somehow... I saw the Pilot, Butterfly and Harmony. Hmmm, might have to check "On Demand".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene1212 View Post
    I think I missed an episode somehow... I saw the Pilot, Butterfly and Harmony. Hmmm, might have to check "On Demand".
    Nope....tonight's episode was 1.04. I don't think you missed any unless you missed tonight's.


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    Gross, I was eating during the rotting apples/moldy corn/bloody eggs/everyone getting sick scene at the beginning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Nope....tonight's episode was 1.04. I don't think you missed any unless you missed tonight's.


    1.04
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    Gross, I was eating during the rotting apples/moldy corn/bloody eggs/everyone getting sick scene at the beginning.
    Thanks!

    Yeah, that was nasty and
    Spoiler:
    next week doesn't look much better with the aging people!
    What I really can't believe though is that
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    someone actually got arrested tonight!!! Not the person with the powers, but still...
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    I think I am about done with Haven. I've given it a shot hoping it would get better after the pilot. But its largely filler stories that seem to have been done before with no real arc and characters are so dull
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    I think I am about done with Haven. I've given it a shot hoping it would get better after the pilot. But its largely filler stories that seem to have been done before with no real arc and characters are so dull
    Yeah, it's not really doing anything for me either. I like Audrey, but that seems to be about it.


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    I have nothing better to watch on Fridays, so I'll probably stick it out but I'm not going to cry if I miss any of the episodes.

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    I'm kind of wondering if this show will even get a second season. I mean, it doesn't look like it costs much to produce but apparently Emily Rose has been cast as a regular in the upcoming USA Network series Operating Instructions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    I'm kind of wondering if this show will even get a second season. I mean, it doesn't look like it costs much to produce but apparently Emily Rose has been cast as a regular in the upcoming USA Network series Operating Instructions.
    Must have different production schedules. Because if two clash Emily Rose would be required to appear in whatever show she signed with first which I think is Haven posing a recasting for the other show.
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