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Harper's Island 

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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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Ari Schlossberg
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2009  
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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 13 episodes, 2009
Cassandra Sawtell ...  Madison Allen 13 episodes, 2009
Brandon Jay McLaren ...  Danny Brooks 13 episodes, 2009
C.J. Thomason ...  Jimmy Mance 11 episodes, 2009
Jim Beaver ...  Sheriff Charlie Mills 11 episodes, 2009
Adam Campbell ...  Cal Vandeusen 11 episodes, 2009
Cameron Richardson ...  Chloe Carter 10 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 8 episodes, 2009
David Lewis ...  Richard Allen 7 episodes, 2009
Ben Cotton ...  Shane Pierce 7 episodes, 2009
Richard Burgi ...  Thomas Wellington 5 episodes, 2009
Nicholas Carella ...  Deputy Lillis 5 episodes, 2009
Sean Rogerson ...  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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USA

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English

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9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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A Harper-sziget See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

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

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An intriguing murder mystery undone at the end
18 October 2011 | by caigedSee all my reviews

When I saw the previews I was hooked, despite my reservations that it was being shown as a series. Usually there are tonnes of side plots and involvements that are so stupid that it takes away from the main plot. But one of the plus points for Harper's Island is that it stays true to the premise. The intrigue builds from the first episode with the first grisly death and then you start to try and figure out who the killer is. Is it John Wakefield, the original killer, or is there a new player? A copycat and pretender to the throne.

But then all the tension and terror that had been building with each episode unravels in episode twelve and completely undone by the thirteenth. In fact the last episode is a lesson in utter stupidity, something that would not be out of place in a soap opera or some teen series. Even the reason for all the killing are quite absurd, as if the script writers were so thrilled with coming up with the idea of the deaths that they must have looked at each other when it came time to justify the deaths and drawn a complete blank. Watching Harper's Island is very much like getting a huge shiny Christmas present and when you finally get past the wrappings and layers to the gift it's noting more than a gift card for stationary. I haven't felt this let down for a long time.

But this is my personal rant. I'd still recommend this for the first half of the series which was excellent in building tension. The setting's very creepy and it lends credence to the terror that the characters feel. Watch it at night for the full effect!


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