Haven 5 Seasons 2010

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Season 1
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1. Welcome to Haven AGES_12_AND_OVER

FBI agent Audrey Parker tracks a federal prison escapee who mysteriously dies shortly after reaching his hometown of Haven, Maine.

Starring:
Emily Rose,Lucas Bryant
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Crime
Director T.W. Peacocke, Tim Southman
Starring Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
Supporting actors Eric Balfour
Season year 2011
Network Entertainment One
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
Imagine a cross between "Twin Peaks" and "Murder She Wrote," set in a quaint Maine town where weird things happen every week.

That's the best description I can come up with for "Haven," a paranormal crime show very loosely adapted from Stephen King's novel "The Colorado Kid." The first season starts off on a rather mediocre note with a string of one-off "troubles," but slowly develops a mysterious arc that grows more intriguing and powerful as time passes.

FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) is sent to the town of Haven to find an escaped murderer... but as soon as she arrives, she finds that the guy is dead... and his death was physically impossible.

Not only does Haven have some bizarre people and strange weather patterns, but Audrey finds that she has a connection to the place -- an old photo with a woman who looks just like her. So she decides to stay in Haven, and partners up with local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryan) to solve local crimes while she searches for hints to her past.

However, it turns out that the "troubles" are returning to Haven after thirty-ish years -- mysterious aging, outbreaks of madness and sanity, spontaneously rotting food, horrible deaths related to artwork, a shadowy "Dark Man" (no, not the one Stephen King fans are thinking of!), a deadly shapeshifter, fiery deaths, a poltergeist and countless ground cracks.

"Haven Season 1" takes a little time to bloom. At first the acting is stiff, the one-off plots are ordinary, and there's no strong overarcing plot except "the troubles are back!" But as time goes by, the stories get darker and the writing becomes more compelling -- especially since only some of the mysteries center around stuff you can arrest people for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben on 18 Mar. 2015
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The idea behind this show have promise, and some of the episode writing is solid, but there is too much weak writing for it to be a really good show. It has a good cast, I particularly like Emily Rose.

There is no suspense about any of the weird events, because no-one acts as if it is anything particularly out of the ordinary. There is no mystery because the weak writing means the main leads immediately jump to the correct weird and improbable solution to the latest mystery with only the most tangential clues.

I watched this free on Amazon Prime and I can safely say I would never have made it past episode 1 and would have been returning it post haste if I'd actually paid for it. As it is I didn't finish the series when there is so much better written stuff available.

I can only assume it has so many positive reviews because it is in no way taxing viewing. It is almost the visual equivalent of easy listening background music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew W. Macfadyen on 2 Oct. 2014
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Charming Sci-fi/fantasy set in a small New England fishing town, great fun and great acting from very likeable leads.
Story starts out much like Fringe and begins as an FBI agent investigating individual incidents but a Stephen King style core story line builds up that keeps developing with each episode and season.

If you like The X Files or Fringe or The Prisoner or Torchwood or Orphan Black or Continum you will enjoy this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. ARNOLD on 25 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
HAVEN is a great new series and will appeal to Fringe and X File lovers. But it's not as heavy or as intense, so in many ways more relaxing to watch, bit like Eureka .
It's the usual formulae, guy, gal. slightly bad guy all working together to solve the weekly mystery.
Meanwhile there's a subplot - who was Audrey's mother? Why was she here in Haven? What happened to her.
Very enjoyable watching and lovely setting - was filmed in Nova Scotia (Canada).
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rich Barker on 15 July 2014
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I've managed to watch the first 4 episodes of this show and feel my gray matter shrinking at an alarming rate. How this show has continued on for 5 seasons is beyond me.

Firstly, and the most obvious logistical nightmare: how does anyone face a gruesome phenomenon with a cheeky grin and poorly written banter? The atrocity of the week is approached with such indifference and bland humor, it has to make one wonder if the FBI agent, and detective have a fiber of humanity of their own. It's like a walk in the park, with picnic basket and paranormal slaughter. I understand humor of all veriaties blended in the darkest of stories all to keep the story from turning dehumanizing, and too heavy, but these two protagonist seem to lack empathy or true concern, even when faced with brutal murders.

Either the (troubles) are truly troubling, or aren't they?

As for the acting itself, I'm unable to decern whether it is poor skill, or the poorer dialogue the actors have to work with. The plots are obvious, the conversations are shallow and meaningless, and the reactions of the characters in this story are disturbingly remenicant of an entire town on prozac. Creepy grins and cheeky (lame) banter in the face of disasters.

I gave this series two out of five stars, the second star only because the concept is decent, the execution, not so much.
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By Mr. M. Regan - The Regsy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 July 2012
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I will say for the record that I am a fan of series like Supernatural, Sanctuary, CSI, the Mentalist, Castle etc and after running out of things to watch found Haven. Its a good series, likeable but flawed characters, interesting plot(s) and pretty well acted. So nothing new I hear you say, well true, but it does stand out. I suspect that some of the quality feel of this series comes from the fact it is based on Stephen Kings Colorado Kid, in the sense that the characters feel fully rounded and well developed, the overarching plot becomes more apparent as the series progesses but manages to deliver more than one suprise along the way. Its hard to put into the review without making the series sound bad, but its slower than some of its contemporaries, this is not in any way a bad thing just makes you feel a little more attached than some other shows where you feel that they have to cram in as much as possible. I can only recommend this to anyone even a little interested, it is well worth the investment and I really want to see the next series.
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