Haven: Season 2


On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Simply by virtue of their past track record, I’m usually very skeptical of anything original that SyFy puts out. If you’re not already familiar with classics like Mansquito or Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, well…consider yourself lucky. The point being, SyFy’s track record of quality programming is less than stellar (not counting Battlestar Galactica of course). 

So when it came to checking out the Season Two premiere of Haven, one of their newer original programs, my expectations weren’t set too high. As a result, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a show with a fairly interesting premise. Granted, I might be a tad biased as a Stephen King fan (the basic set-up of the show is inspired by King’s novella, “The Colorado Kid”), but I think there’s enough here to appeal to fans of shows like The X-Files and Fringe to make it worth their while, with or without King. Set in the small town of Haven, Maine, much of the show deals with the special people who reside there. A number of them are “troubled,” ailments with special powers or abilities attached.

As season two begins, one of the leads of the show, Audrey Parker (a former FBI agent and current Haven police officer) is confronted by another FGI agent who says that she is the real Audrey Parker. Cue episode (and presumably season) storyline A. We’re also treated to scenes like blood coming out of sprinklers and running into street drains, frogs falling from the sky…I’ll leave the rest to you to discover. Cue storyline B. 

I won’t go into too much detail beyond that for fear of ruining the rest of the episode. But again I will say that, thus far, it seems like a pretty solid show. Only time will tell if the overall story arch (both the season itself and the story) is worth following, but this premier definitely seems promising.

Jeremy Hunt
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