Harper’s Island: Interesting Concept, But Will It Work?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

harpers island 00 Harpers Island: Interesting Concept, But Will It Work?

You get a wedding invite and decide to go and partake in the festivities and food. What could go wrong?

Bad question, especially if you’re going to Harper’s Island.

Jon Turtletaub (Jericho) is behind the project and that gives it a bit of hope. I’ve seen the first episode and I didn’t go “bleh!” It was put together well and had fantastic amount of eye candy. It kept me curious.

The pitch for the show is “Harper’s Island: 13 Weeks. 25 Suspects. 1 Killer.”

There is a youthful air to the cast: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Katie Cassidy (The first Ruby from Supernatual), Cameron Richardson and C.J. Thomason just to name a few. I was pleasantly surprised to see Harry Hamlin, Richard Burgi and Jim Beaver (Bobby from Supernatural) in it also.

As it goes, in each of the 13 weeks someone croaks is murdered by someone else’s hand. It’s a murder mystery set to keep you guessing! I am looking forward to it and maybe we can get some debate going on who we think did it.

I’m taking the first punch at it and saying the butler did it! Come on. He takes everyone’s crap. It must be building to the point of going postal. I really have no clue, but I figured someone was going to say that. It might as well be me.

They also have an interactive site called Harper’s Globe. Harper’s Globe has videos, photos and blogs that are setup on a social network where you can chat with the hapless victims characters and partake in the story.  CBS has also set up some guessing games on the website for the show.

Harper’s Island premieres Thursday, April 9th, 10/9c on CBS.

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  1. Hmm… interesting… Like the longest f%*@king Agatha Christie play ever.

  2. Looks interesting. All this time I had assumed it was going to be some reality show sort of like the mole or something so I wrote it off. Eye candy is always a good thing too, so I’ll give this one a chance at least. I’ll dvr it. I’ll be checking out the new cop show Southland during that time slot.

  3. So I take it that this is only a one season series, correct?

  4. I’ll have to try to remember to add this to my DVR recording list to give it a shot.


  5. I’ll be watching and recording it so I can play it back looking for the clues!

    The online companion has been fun as well; it started about 4 weeks ago. It has a mystery that is related to HI, but is all its own and will continue to run concurrent with HI. They have been making use of technology using you tube, twitter, iPhones as well as the web.

    Now with the TV show starting it is “complete” entertainment! With the “Jericho” folks behind it, I’m sure it’s going to be well done.

  6. Ijust watched Harper’s Island, and it was a little bit freaky, and scary, and last but not least, sad. Everybody dies except Jimmy and Abby.