Harper's Island (2009)

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Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

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 Abby Mills (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Henry Dunn (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Christopher 'Sully' Sullivan (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Shea Allen (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Trish Wellington (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Madison Allen (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Danny Brooks (13 episodes, 2009)
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 Jimmy Mance (11 episodes, 2009)
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 Sheriff Charlie Mills (11 episodes, 2009)
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 Cal Vandeusen (11 episodes, 2009)
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 Chloe Carter (10 episodes, 2009)
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 Katherine Wellington (9 episodes, 2009)
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 Beth Barrington (9 episodes, 2009)
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 J.D. Dunn (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Nikki Bolton (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Maggie Krell (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Richard Allen (7 episodes, 2009)
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 Shane Pierce (7 episodes, 2009)
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 Joel Booth (6 episodes, 2009)
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Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

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13 weeks. 25 suspects. 1 killer.


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None of the main cast (other than Harry Hamlin who had signed on for only one episode) knew if their character was going to survive to the end of any episode until the day before they got the script. Rather than letting them read about it in the script the job of telling an actor that his or her character was going to be killed in the next episode fell to the Executive Producer Karim Zreik, a job that earned him the nick name "The Assassin". See more »

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Harpers Island - where a warm welcome awaits you!
20 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Actually I'm not that big on dramatic TV series and the market is awash with them lately - monsters, serial killers, vamps, islands etc. However I am strangely drawn to Harpers Island, aided not a little by the fact that the BBC shows two episodes back-to-back so we don't have to wait a week between them!

Elaine Cassidy is a pretty face and manages to hold the story together, although there are no real stars and no real passengers here - it's just an all-round competent show, which is how I like it. The events may be predictable in the sense we know there's a killer on the loose, but they are sufficiently disguised to provide some nice (or nasty) surprises. Young Cassandra Sawtell's chilling portrayal of the very odd child Madison Allen is particularly entrancing.

I'd have preferred more humour and maybe a pinch of salt, but overall Harper's Island is a worthwhile diversion from the usual humdrum TV.


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