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little wilson

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Harper's Island
« on: June 29, 2009, 06:30:52 AM »
I recently got hooked on a new tv show called Harper's Island. It's a rather grisly show about a wedding party that goes to an island where 6 people were murdered 7 years before, and there's a killer on the loose who is taking each of them out, one by one. It's an intense show, and I find myself wondering after each episode why I'm watching this--because it actually shows the murders and the bodies and it's really kind of gruesome--and yet I can't keep myself from moving on to the next ep.

I'm curious if anyone else has seen this show. If not, check it out on youtube if you're into this kind of stuff. Despite the blood (or maybe, because of the blood) it's a pretty good show.
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Re: Harper's Island
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 09:09:18 PM »
it's already been canceled. i saw the first 2 episodes and found them quite boring and cliche.
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Re: Harper's Island
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 11:09:13 PM »
Well, it's a murder mystery, so it could really only go for one season, with the same characters and place and background and everything. So not surprising that it's been canceled.

It also picks up after the first few episodes, taking away that cliched feeling. The plot gets more involved, and the acting gets better....And some characters are just pure creepy. Plus some of the deaths get creative. There's one that still makes me shudder just thinking about it.

What I find cool is that the actors themselves don't even know what's coming. They get the script for one episode at a time, and they have no idea whether they're going to live to see the next episode. Or how they're going to die. They also don't know which one of them is killing everyone else (meaning the actor playing the "bad guy" doesn't even know he/she is the bad guy).

It's an interesting way to film a show. Makes for some sketchy first episodes, but after the characters are established a little more, it starts getting intense.
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