Harper’s Island – I don’t think I know anyone who watches this show. In all honesty, all I have ever heard about it is how tacky and dorky it is. Another bad sign is that it stars a show killer, Christopher Gorham – poor dude, he never managed to lead in a show that made it past season 1. Actually, that makes him the perfect choice for Harper’s Island, which is more of a mini series anyway. I never watched Jake 2.0, but I did get into Medical Investigation and then I even checked out Out of Practice (sue me, I am a sucker for a cheap sitcom). He was also a supporting actor on Ugly Betty, and I think that is the role that suits him best. He does not have anything of a romantic hero – or any hero fwiw. Don’t get me wrong, he is a cute kid, but someone just picks the wrong roles for him. But I digress….
Harper’s Island – I can’t believe I like it. I am not big into slasher/horror movies, but this is really fun. It is so tacky, that it is fun again. Some things are just so predictable – and then they turn around and throw you a huge curve ball, It has all the things that I usually hate about slasher movies. Yeah, little blonde girl, it is an awesome idea that you go and check out the tunnels under the hotel with a candle – who wouldn’t? And of course you should check out what is making that noise in the woods at midnight armed with a pocket knife. Luckily, they are not taking themselves too seriously and several of those idiotic slasher moves are done with a little wink.
So, at episode 110, they finally reveal “the killer” Wakefield is really still alive – and they fooled me. I thought it was someone we had already met making me guess through the cast along with the little clues they left…or so I thought. And then they added an additional twist, the groom Henry is actually Wakefield’s son – and they killed together. At this point Chuck said “Ha, I called Henry a long time ago” – yeah, but since then you called just about everyone else too and it doesn’t count.
Anyway, the end reminded me a little of the Lifetime movie of the week, the lovelorn tragic hero – abandoned as a child, is seeking love and comfort in all the wrong ways. He kidnaps the girl – he thinks she is the only one who ever loved him. Oh well, that was a little disappointing, and the worst was him dying with his head on some pebbles in the water, wtf? Really? Well, yet another show I can take of the DVR, let the new season roll!