All the reasons why you should watch Syfy’s ‘Haven’

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11:00 am EDT, October 23, 2013

Being a fan of any Syfy show can be a challenge. Your favorite show can run anywhere from one to ten seasons (I’m looking at you Stargate SG-1). No show is safe and every new season means waiting, with baited breath, to see if your favorite show will get the renewal.

This season, for me, that show is Haven. I hadn’t realized what I had been getting into when I started season one on Netflix. I flew through the first three seasons and immediately bought the iTunes pass for season four. This show is one of T.V.’s hidden gems. There are beautiful character arcs that span every season. There’s mystery and suspense but they make a concerted effort to explain many of the mysteries each season. Those answers though, always beget new questions.

Haven is a show that is loosely based on Stephen King’s novel, The Colorado Kid, and it follows the life of Special Agent Audrey Parker, as she investigates unusual happenings in Haven, Maine. This is not a crime drama and in fact the police work falls to the side quite quickly in lieu of the supernatural elements. Audrey is intrinsically connected to Haven, but just how much remains a mystery. The series also follows several other Haven residents including the handsome, yet shy, Officer Nathan Wuornos and the local bad boy, Duke Crocker. Each character has a specific role to play and it’s still unknown whether or not their choices have an impact or if it’s really just all up to fate.

The best part of this show is the fandom. It’s not the largest group, but they are mighty. Promotion is mostly grassroots with the actors, writers and other crew offering access and information to get the word out about the show. Specifically show lead, @ERICBALFOUR and recurring cast member @KateKelton enjoy interacting with fans on an almost daily basis. It has a strong Tumblr and Twitter following with many wonderful, dedicated fan sites. Depending on your desired involvement it’s can be a real chance to feel as though you are a part of something bigger than yourself or, just a nice way to have in depth discussions about what will happen next.

This Friday is a big push for Haven fans. We are hoping to boost the ratings to ensure that we get a season five. After all, we can’t let them leave us hanging. There are so many more questions that need answered! If this show sounds like something you’d enjoy, take the time to catch up on Netflix (watching out of order is ill-advised) and join us this Friday as we watch the show live. Tweet or Tumble #DiscoverHaven or #Pancakes to show your support.

Give Haven a shot. I think you’ll be surprised how hooked you’ll be. Join us on Fridays at 10pm on Syfy and #DiscoverHaven.

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