Television Review: Haven

Recently I was encouraged to watch Haven, a show that I have seen promos for, but didn’t sit down and actually watch, not sure if I would like it. But after Christie shared that she enjoyed Warehouse 13 and EUReKA as much as I did, I put it in my Netflix DVD queue and devoured the first season. It has a lovely mixture of drama and character development. While there is a nice overall story arc to the show, each episode deals with its Trouble of the week. FBI Agent Audrey Parker (played by Emily Rose) is smart, tough, and¬†persistent¬†without being a total bitch.

Bitchyness has its place, but her calm, quiet toughness is a nice changed. Audrey arrives in Haven following a wanted fugitive, and gets more than she bargained for in the process. She meets Nathan (played by Lucas Byrant), a local detective who doesn’t have a sense of touch. What I enjoy about their relationship is that they have each other’s back. They argue and they mostly don’t agree with each other, but they display a sense of togetherness and compromise focuses at helping each other flesh out different theories on the case. Audrey also meets rakish Drake (played by Eric Balfour), who seems to let Audrey convince him to help because he likes her quite a bit, but also I think he wants to help and he plays it because he likes her. Their chemistry is quite lovely, funny, sweet, and quirky all at the same time.

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Television Review: Warehouse Wednesdays: The New Guy May be Jinxed

Warehouse 13 is back! My over all impression of the first episode of season three is- Woot! I’m so excited that my summer shows are back on the air. ::biggrin:: I like that this season started off similar to season one, that we have a new character, and that there was no miss-step in artifactyness (ok, so I just made up that word. But you know what I mean). Last season ended with Myka leaving the Warehouse because of her dealings with H. G. Wells. This episode we see how the team deals (or tries to) without her input and knowledge. Agent Jinks finds out about Warehouse 13 and Mrs. Frederic offers him a job to replace her missing agent. His chemistry with the established team works well, and I actually look forward to seeing him in upcoming episodes.

We are also introduced to a female FBI Agent who I suspect may stick around for a few episodes. With the loss of Jaime Murray (Helena Wells) to her own steam punk show (::squee::) I like that they added another female to the mix. Overall this episode whetted my appetite for more. I loved hearing Pete’s jokes again, seeing Claudia tinker with her “toys”, Artie’s attempts to bake enough cookies so everyone gets along, and Jinks’ struggle to stay “Buddha” while working with this high strung team in dangerous situations. I got so into the episode that I forgot to take notes, and had to re-watch the whole thing. <.<_>.> Woe is me. ::giggle:: Full and spoilery review after the jump.

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