Thursday, April 16, 2009

So, Who’s The Killer?

You all watched Harpers Island last week like I told you all to, right?

First off, a little about the first episode:

I have to admit, I was “under” impressed, but I didn’t think it was bad enough to not give this show a fair shake. I am so murder-mystery-starved right now, I’d give just about ANYTHING that can get my sleuthing juices going a chance.

But, they have GOT to have the murders make a tad more sense. First, they off Cousin Ben, some poor schlub who gets to die by being tied to the propeller of a boat, so when the boat starts up, he’s minced and pureed. Ok, I can get behind that, but why the Hell did the killer give him an oxygen tank so he could breathe down there? Lame.

Likewise, the death of my favorite character, Harry Hamlin, was just as bizarre. Poor Harry is walking across a bridge, when the bridge breaks and he falls through the hole, with his top half hanging on while his legs dangle underneath.

At least, his legs WERE dangling there for a minute or two, until the killer, who happens to be hiding under the bridge, slices his legs off. So let me get this straight…. the killer rigged the bridge to break, and then just hoped that Harry would walk on it, fall through, so he could kill him?

MAYBE I can at least make sense of this one, though. Harry had a gun on him, and it appeared he was going to meet someone, so MAYBE the bridge was the only way to the meeting, and the killer knew that. I’ll give that death a pass.

Anyway, it’s impossible to really put a good guess as to who the killer is yet, but I’m going to go out on a Week 1 limb and say that it’s the main chick’s ex-boyfriend (the dude who works on the docks).

They are making it painfully obvious that the killer is somehow linked to the previous deaths on the island, and also to our main character, and Mr Fish-Dude is one of the few people who seems to be tied in some way to both of them.

So, that’s my week 1 pick. What did ya’ll think?

Remember: don’t forget to watch tonight!


Dr Zibbs said...

I gotta check that out.

And on the horror subject - The Haunting in Conn. is pretty good. Not great but pretty good.

Unknown said...

I was kinda disappointed too, but like you, I will keep watching..
I think the element of torture was the reason for the oxygen tank was to keep him alive so he would know he was gonna die and couldn't to anything about it.

It's too early for me to try to predict who the killer is. The fish guy just doesn't strike me s the killer type. We shall see though, I will watch it tonight while the rest of family watches Southland

Janine / Being Brazen said...

I really must check that show out -

Verdant Earl said...

blah blah blah blah blah

Not listening. Haven't watched it yet. Fucker!

mo.stoneskin said...

Sounds like you be writing those scripts instead my friend. Maybe the bridge killer was just feeling lucky...

dmb5_libra said...

i was disappointed too....that bridge scene? the whole time i was saying "oh, come on!"

Mrs. Hall said...

Despite my outward appearences, I am pretty intolerant of piss poor writing. That is, of course, with the exception of bloggers, they can write how ever they want.

So-my first viewing of the show was a very judgemental one. Can't help the inner snob as it were. Well, that's not exactly true. No wait, yep, still a raging snob when it comes to writing. At least, writing that people get PAID for.

There are some issues i have with the writing-too many characters. All function as stereotypes. Nothing orginal there. But, this is not suppose to be deep, this is suppose to be a mystery show.

So far, I am not realy seeing the mystery. Maybe I am a bit confused on what the heck I am even looking at. I mean, there are just so many characters.

I think things will get better once they thin the herd a little.

That being said, fuck them and their killing off of that lawyer from LA Law. He seemed like a decent fellow, "Uncle Marty" right? Enjoyed guns, cigars and whiskey. Come on-why him first? Stupid stupid writers.

Points for originality though. Sliced and diced whilst hanging from a bridge. Haven't seen that before.

I will be interested to see if they develop the undercurrent, the underlying themes of the characters, underlying motivations, underbelly of the dirty business of murder and mayhem. dirty dirty business . . .

For now I am a bit confused about what the heck is going on (again, too many characters, too few brain cells in my overworked mommy head).

yet still, I already know the killer.



2abes said...

i have high hopes that the show does the murder mystery some justice. i like the idea of the show, but do agree the first 2 murders are pretty lame. we should ge a better idea how the show will go after tonights episode.

Unknown said...

DAMN! I forgot to freaking watch this!!! Just like I wanted to watch Southland SO BAD last night and I freaking fell asleep.

What the freaking hell is wrong with me.

Not enough sleep, too much work.

Come save me.

Heff said...

Missed it. Sorry, dude.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh, shit! Did I miss it??


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh, remember the conversation we had a while back about the Toe of the Camel? Well, come over to my site today and go to my comments. Skylers Dad posted a hilarious link that should put the issue to rest for you.

Ookami Snow said...

No one expects the man under the bridge with a chain saw! Works every time.

Chris H said...

If we ever get that programme DOWN HERE ... I will know all about it eh? lol

Bruce Johnson said...

I am thinking Harry Hamlin has fallen on hard times. In the "Clash of the Titans", "L.A. Law" days he used to get top billing. Now he is on "Dancing with the Stars" and gets whacked in the first episode of a serial thriller? Dude, you have jumped the shark.

Momo Fali said...

This show sounds so good, but I can't do it. I just can't do scary. I already don't sleep, and there was that whole being traumatized by Amityville Horror when I was a kid. Throw in a stalker ex-boyfriend and scary just makes me want to pee my pants. Bad. And, that? Is messy.

Elise said...

Wow! Slyde honey you could have warned me of SPOILS!

It's okay, I'm not watching. It hasn't been broadcast here yet. xx

Mrs. Hall said...

Huh, well, I listened to it last night. You sound, um, different, no that's not the word. You just sound different than what I thought. but no, tHAT'S NOT THE WORD!!

Maybe because no matter the geographical location, everyone I read sounds the same, like me.

Only higher pitch for girls, lower pitch for boys.

I tried adding on accents but dammit, no good.

OK, will give a call, leave something dirty.

take care

Cocaine Princess said...

From what I've been reading in magazines, they have been calling Harper's Island, 'TEN LITTLE INDIANS Meets SCREAM.' Maybe the groom is the killer or is related somehow to the orginal serial killer (who killed Abby's mom and others)