I do so love strange and quirky shows. 'Warehouse 13' and 'Fringe' are great. They are in the vein of the 'X-Files' but with a better sense of humor and more likable characters. (Sorry, I found Mulder to be quite the gloomy gus)
'Haven' is based off a novella that Steven King wrote called 'The Colorado Kid'. A young FBI agent who we suspect has had 'weird' cases in her past is sent to the town of Haven by her boss to find and bring back into custody an escaped prisoner.
What she finds when she gets to the town of is that it seems to have more than it's fair share of people with strange abilities. Her exposure and investigation of those characters is what roots the series.
Emily Rose plays FBI Agent Audrey Parker. She is scary competent and has a sense of humor that allows her to accept what she sees at face value. She is open to new ideas and can smell when someone is trying to con her from a mile away. She is not intimidated by authority and takes joy is challenging her superiors. She has a way of doing that which is non confrontational and lighthearted so they usually let her insubordination slide. She is respected for the skills set she has as an agent.
She teams up with the detective son of the local sheriff who can't feel anything - not heat nor cold nor pain. It's a condition called autonomic neuropathy. I am interested to see how this will become relevant in the series. He and Agent Parker have a good chemistry. He instantly sees how she can be of use and I see him trusting her sooner rather than later with the town's secrets.
The Nova Scotia settings are great in this Canadian series as was the fact that Canadian sweetheart, Nicole de Boer (Star Trek DS9) was cast in it. She may be older now but she is still adorable. Veteran Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell has a recurring role as the town's sheriff.
I really enjoyed the pilot but that wasn't hard to do because this is my kind of show. I will be back.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.