I liked Haven from the beginning, and as the forth season starts, I'm still enjoying the mix of engaging characters, creepy stories and a mysterious story arc. But lately I've begun wondering if the people making this show have an ending in mind, or if they're just digging themselves into a big hole.
It's a question I started asking about Lost in two episodes, but Lost was a show that threw a million incongruities at you ever minute. Haven had a more measured approach, looking like a fairly straightforward supernatural series with just a little mystery to work on week to week. And for the first two seasons, I'd say everything fit comfortably within the show's apparent logic, so that it seemed you had a pretty simply mystery - why are there Troubles and who is Audrey - which could have a relatively simple supernatural answer . the town is under a spell and Audrey is some sort of mystical guardian).
But in the third season, things got more complicated. At this point it can't be a simple spell because there seem to be a number of probably supernatural people involved, there's a weird building, and in the 4th season it appears the supernatural people aren't all on the same side. And there seem to be all sorts of very specific rules for all the magic.
That means that as of now, the show has a lot of explaining to do. Admittedly, it still has less mysteries than Lost did by the end of the first season, but as it continues on, it will probably keep adding more. The third season really felt it was drawing to a conclusion, and I do worry that they'd only really thought as far as that season, that they really could have ended it there, and that they are now winging it.
But I'm okay with it all falling apart at the end as long as it keeps being as entertaining as its been so far.
The first 2 episodes were okay. I wish that they moved Audrey's plot a little farther long and it seems that nobody remembers James. It's been 2 episodes everybody is talking about getting Audrey back but nobody said anything about James. Even when Nathan saw Duke, he was like I thought a killed you and Audrey. Also Jordan is really getting on my nerves. That girl needs to take a chill pill. I'm glad Dwight is getting more screen time this season. I've also liked him.
Audrey Parker former FBI is new to the longer she stays in Haven,Maine the more she learns about her own helps police man Nathan,together with Duke they help the 'troubled' people who have a 'condition' that can be very dangerous,so they're called 'troubled'.
I LOVE this show and Nathan and Audrey are the best tv couple since Mulder and Scully. I can't wait for the next season! People who have not seen it just give it a chance! it is only 13 episodes per season you can catch up before season 4 starts!
I love Haven and the chemistry between Nathan and Audrey. This season was really good except for all the focus on Duke. That character is really unlikeable and this season they have turned him into a pathetic puppy dog who follows Audrey around and does everything she orders him to do. I hope they find something to do with him next season other than that. Eric Balfour has made a name for himself killing off tv shows just with his presence and in Haven he is playing the same character he always plays. I would give this show a 10 if it was not for him. Every time his face is on screen my daughter and I cringe. The guy is just not attractive and he is really annoying. Having him play the ladies man is completely unbelievable.
I never thought I would say this but, seeing Nathan falling all over that creepy girl and doing nothing but complaining and being sarcastic and distant and angry, Audrey would surely fall for Duke, he is there for her, no matter what.. and he has been like that all the time, while Nathan always had sth, some reservations, and that never ending unresolved fight with Duke.. this is a great turn of events, and I am hoping it would go like this..
This is a very strange show that normally wouldn't have survived to the end of the first season. The stories are ridicilous (even for sci-fi series), acting is weak and sometimes artificial, sound sometimes doesn't fit to the lips' movement or you can easily hear that it was recorded in the studio even if the characters are outside. So why is it still living? - you may ask. Each episode carries a message that makes this show enjoyable and one of its kind. There is also a mystery behind the Colorado Kid that anybody would like to know more about. In general - only because of the main plot and this magical tenderness this show is still floating. Otherwise it would have been canceled long ago. And this is the only reason I am still watching. I don't care about the stories of "The Troubled". I am interested only in the main story and I hope that it will not be spoiled.
"I'm your father Luke... Huh James!!!" Star wars power!
That was a great final liked it! But I wonder what will be left of Haven after the meteor storm?
A lot of people could be angry after Audrey of maybe there will be a jump through time and every body will get out of the barn happily ever after? Except Arlow in the role of the evil witch resuscitated.
By the way Nathan is a tough guy, even after several holes in the chest he is still standing!!!
Like others it will be hard to wait till next season, fortunately there are some others good show to ease the waiting!
I love Nathan and Audrey, i love there time together and the tension between them........ But what a cliffhanger did they end the season with. y did Crocker jump into the barn instead of Nathan, i cant wait for season 4. Whats gonna happen next??
I watch the show for Nathan and Audrey mainly, for me they are the heart of the show. Nathan is my favorite character and Audrey comes second. This season the writers built a wall between them. They turned Audrey into an immature idiot who pulls Nathan in, pushes him away and then goes and makes out with his best friend, all while she claims to be in love with Nathan. Also they have been giving WAY too much lines and screen time to Duke so the viewers would empathize with him and this has cheapened the show. I have nothing against Duke or Eric Balfour who is a great actor but if I wanted to watch Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean I prefer the original thank you. Please bring us back the great Nathan and Audrey dynamic from season 1 and season 2 for season 4! Please make Audrey grow up! And I agree with the poster about Duke's hair, somebody get the guy a shampoo,,,
i love the show. the only thing that is really annoying me is the character Nathan Wournos played by Lucas Bryant . what an ass!!! i was really happy when got shot in season two. too bad they brought him back to life...
Audrey is such an idiot. I am having a hard time liking her this season. How cold hearted do you have to be to know you are the only one that can make a man feel, a man you care for mind you, and still deny him your touch. Then, add insult to injury and start making out with another guy? Sorry, Nathan is an obvious choice over Crocker and right now Audrey doesn't deserve him.
The sheriff has a flag on his right shoulder that is meant for the left shoulder. The American flag is always positioned whereby the blue field is to the front. Get your costume person to get his/her stuff straight.
Haven is erie, scary and fun. As long as the writers do not muddy up this show with dumb romance and girly-girl action this will be a long running hit. Emily Rose plays Audrey/Lucy as a feisty realistic woman and stands strong with her two male leads. One problem, these are great stories for cold winter nights but unfortunately Syfy keeps airing during the summer.
Lack of inspiration or lack of vision? It just feels like they have a singular plot and they're dragging it out short of any other ideas.
They know as soon as they give you some answers, they won't be able to come up with new questions for you to ponder.
The funniest thing I noticed at some point during this show is that as soon as someone becomes relatively interesting, they're gonna kill him/her off. That person is gonna die!
As soon as someone has some information that could answer any questions or a relationship starts slowly building between characters, he/she is gonna be killed in some stupid way or sent away with some idiotic excuse.
The relationships between characters aren't developed properly. I can't say I'm really invested in any of them, I thought they had at least a few good characters in the beginning and was really hoping they would do something with them, but it just hasn't happened.
Everything concerning the feelings and relationships of the characters is expedited so quickly you'd think they have none. We're not seeing any smooth transition from one state to the next, people being slowly affected by what's happening to them. The characters just seem to be jumping through hoops, as soon as the writers need them to be someone else.
The storyline is pretty weak, sometimes it lacks coherency. There are other shows doing a much better job with similar themed material - a monster of the week and an underlining general plot - but somehow the people working on Haven seem not to know what they're doing most of the time.
They fail to create any dramatic tension with the underlining plot and just seem to come back to it every now and then, when they have a free moment.
I guess what really turns me off this series the most is the lack of reasoning behind most of the action. It all just feels hap-hazarded, like they thought of it at the last second and decided to throw it in. It seems to lack vision, maybe they just thought it'd be one season and never dreamed of going further, cause this feels overextended.
They do an acceptable job with the story-of-the-week part,althoughthe "troubles" aren't anything a five year old couldn't have thought up.
I just wish they'd invest some more time in building relationships and not just abandon the underlining plot in the last 2 minutes of each episode.
I'm really enjoying this show. I've been following it since it started. Very entertaning and have very good twistes every now and than. It's only missing some emotion, drama and romance. All great shows have a lot of that.
Wow! Haven is one quite interesting drama supernatural tv series, involving around mystery effect about supernatural into town of haven. I like seeing these 2 cops at work solving the mystery of weird supernatural appears. I've grow like Haven each episode airs. Oh, Man! I most definitely see Pretty Little Liars quite similar to The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt.
I love Haven, but at times it is very slow and has many WTF moments. I really like the building relationship between the leads and the rest of the cast is very nice. Some episodes blew me away while others I just shrug and say 'meh'. Other than that it is a great show that is slowly becoming a beautiful journey, with such a confusing twist.
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