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Stephen King’s Haven: Must Watch TV

I love Stephen King. I always have. So when I started watching his series Haven on DVD, I had no idea what to expect. And I got way more than I bargained for, which led to binge watching this past weekend seasons 1, 2 and 3. Now I’m hooked!

Haven is based on Stephen King’s novella “The Colorado Kid” and it became Showcase’s and Syfy’s new series.  It’s a story about Haven, a small town in Maine where people have afflictions (curses) supernatural powers.  When FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) comes to town to investigate a mysterious death, she learns a few things that may just make her stay in Haven, like she’s been there before and people know her, and she’s linked to the Colorado Kid, but nobody remembers how.

 

I can’t dive in to everything because I don’t want to ruin it for you. It’s more than creepy, or supernatural. The human element of the show goes beyond X-Files, or anything I’ve seen. It’s a huge mystery, written in King’s fashion where not everything is tied up neatly at the end.

Audrey works closely with town Sheriff Nathan (Lucas Bryant) as she learns she is there to help the (troubled) those with powers or afflictions. Why? I can’t tell you. Nathan has an affliction himself, he can’t feel pain or anything. But he can feel Audrey which ties them together. And then there is Duke, The Rev, The Newspaper Men and of course it keeps cropping up just Who is the Colorado Kid and what is his tie to the Haven?  

I am in love with this series. I was a huge X-Files fan and really love Under the Dome, but nothing has gotten me as excited as Haven. It’s just fun to watch!  But there is another reason I watch.  Check out below and you’ll see why. 

Haven is also a love story. It’s about an unbreakable bond that goes back in the past, present and future and ties Nathan and Audrey together that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The chemistry between Nathan and Audrey and the storytelling is just incredible!  The writers are good as they tie things together, bringing the past and future into the fold as Audrey tries to learn who she is really is and they try to help the troubled of Haven. I’m a sucker for love stories, especially ones like this. Mix this in with all the supernatural, creepy, scary King stuff and of course this show rocks!

What do you think? Have you seen the show?

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