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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Series cast summary:
Elaine Cassidy ...  Abby Mills 13 episodes, 2009
Christopher Gorham ...  Henry Dunn 13 episodes, 2009
Matt Barr ...  Christopher 'Sully' Sullivan 13 episodes, 2009
Gina Holden ...  Shea Allen 13 episodes, 2009
Katie Cassidy ...  Trish Wellington 12 episodes, 2009
Cassandra Sawtell ...  Madison Allen 12 episodes, 2009
Brandon Jay McLaren ...  Danny Brooks 12 episodes, 2009
C.J. Thomason ...  Jimmy Mance 11 episodes, 2009
Jim Beaver ...  Sheriff Charlie Mills 10 episodes, 2009
Adam Campbell ...  Cal Vandeusen 10 episodes, 2009
Cameron Richardson ...  Chloe Carter 9 episodes, 2009
Claudette Mink ...  Katherine Wellington 9 episodes, 2009
Amber Borycki ...  Beth Barrington 9 episodes, 2009
Dean Chekvala ...  J.D. Dunn 8 episodes, 2009
Ali Liebert ...  Nikki Bolton 8 episodes, 2009
Beverley Elliott ...  Maggie Krell 8 episodes, 2009
Chris Gauthier ...  Malcolm Ross 7 episodes, 2009
David Lewis ...  Richard Allen 7 episodes, 2009
Ben Cotton ...  Shane Pierce 7 episodes, 2009


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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The name of the character Jimmy's boat is "Sea Jay", named after the actor who plays him, C.J. Thomason. See more »


Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.4 (2008) See more »

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The Escalator to Nowhere
13 July 2009 | by DuragizerSee all my reviews

Remember that old episode of "The Simpsons", "Marge vs. the Monorail"? Remember how at the end there was a large escalator suspended in the middle of the air that would take people from the bottom, lift them up to the top, them send them to a horrible crash to the ground below? Well, "Harper's Island" was kind of like the Escalator to Nowhere; the first few episodes were kind of slow, but the pace soon began to pick up, only to have the series finally crash with the finale.

"Harper's Island" had it all : interesting premise, likable characters, decent acting, and creative murders. I have to say that the performances of Elaine Cassidy and Jim Beaver impressed me enough to interest me in seeing some of their other work. So where did this show go wrong? Let's sum it up to four reasons : inconsistencies, clichés, loose ends, and plot holes - most of which arise in the finale. These little tidbits help to tarnish - if not outright ruin - the series as a whole.

And let's not forget that a possible supernatural angle to the plot was introduced in the early episodes, but was abandoned abruptly about five episodes in. What was the point!?

"Harper's Island" is a mixed bag when you get right down to it; there's a lot to like about the first ten or eleven episodes, but after that prepare to be disappointed. I'd recommend watching the show only if you skip out on the last two episodes. On the other hand, if you choose to watch all the way through, don't say I didn't warn you.

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