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April 7, 2009

Harper's Island Premiere Tonight

Tonight is the long awaited Harper's Island Premiere on CBS. So, I thought I'd do a little post dedicated to it. Let's start off with a video.

I began to see commercials for this months ago and was instantly intrigued. I figured as time went on it would become more clear what this show is really about. I'm more confused than ever as time has passed. It seems as though this may be on purpose because as I did a little digging I have managed to find that this event will be exactly as it's says...A mystery...

Agatha Christie meets Wes Craven on prime time television. I'm a sucker for these kinds of things. The cast consists of tons of eye candy. Elaine Cassidy, Kate Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Cameron Richardson and C.J. Thomason all star along side Jim Beaver, Richard Burgi and Harry Hamlin.

So far this is what I know:

HARPER'S ISLAND: A 13-episode murder mystery about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival. Abby Mills, whose mother was killed on the island by a homicidal maniac's rampage seven years ago, journeys home for the first time since the horrific event for the wedding of her best friend, Henry Dunn. Henry, the boy next door, is marrying the woman of his dreams, Trish Wellington, a beautiful and wealthy heiress. But as the wedding week begins, people start dying. Every episode, someone is killed. Wedding guests and island locals, every person is a suspect. No one is safe. No one can be trusted. By the end of the 13 episodes, all questions will be answered, the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive. 10 P.M. Tonight, CBS.

13 Weeks, 25 Suspects and 1 Killer. Here is a list of the MAJOR characters and some info on them.

The show is set on fictional Harper's Island located in Washington's Pudget Sound. I see my homeland becoming very popular in books (Twilight) and TV lately. This adds to my intrigue greatly!

As for the back story to this event, I'm not sure if it will be told in the first episode or throughout the story but you can do a little research yourself beforehand. It was a series of muders that happened 7 year prior. Here is the wiki article on it.

As if the mystery of the show wasn't enough, there is more. Harper' It explains itself as an online show and social network integrated with Harper's Island event. Please see the FAQ page located here, as it helps explain what this site is about.

Already this event is receiving mixed reviews. I'm hearing "Hated it", "Loved it", "A Killer New Series","Thrills in short supply", "A gruesomely good time" etc...I'll be watching though. Will you?


Angie said...

You know I'll be watching! I'm so excited!!!!!

LC said...

Ok, I am intrigued! I just set it up on my DVR!