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Harper's Island

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    As much as CBS has been promoting this, I figure I can't be the only SJer checking it out tonight.

    So far, nobody's dead. EDIT: But give it a few minutes.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm Tivoing it. About to go to the gym. I'll watch it tomorrow...which means I can't click on this thread again. :D
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Apparently it's just you and me, so this thread will be on page 4 by the time you watch the episode. :D
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I've got it set to record. Figure it's worth a chance, at least.

    Anybody else watch that reality/scripted mystery show in maybe 1999? I can hardly remember anything about it, nor what it was called. The real people interacted with actors and got clues as they went, like a murder mystery theater thing. I remember the guy who won was a New York firefighter to went on to die on 9/11.
  5. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    doh, forgot to set the DVR. Hopefully CBS will put it up on its web site tomorrow ... enjoy my agatha christie, figured I'd enjoy this.
  6. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    That was Murder in Small Town X, and it aired in '01 - the finale aired a week before Angel (the firefighter who won) was killed in the WTC attacks.
  7. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    THANK YOU! It's been driving me crazy trying to think of the details.

    And holy crap, the wiki page is ridiculously detailed:
  8. jps

    jps Active Member

    gonna try to catch it on the web - my cbs doesn't come in too well with the ol rabbit ears.
  9. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Well. One hour and two gruesome murders in, that was ... interesting. Enough to make me go back next week (or whenever it airs next? Maybe, even if I do still mock the blatant ripoff of "Ten Little Indians."
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Had the character at the end of the episode not been murdered, I might not have been back. Not even in my list of top 10,000 actors of all time.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was pretty good. Some ham-handed acting, and at times it seemed as if they were trying to do too much--was it Ten Little Indians meets April Fools Day meets Blair Witch meets Friday The 13th meets fill-in-the-blank romantic serial drama--but the beginning and the end were outstanding. Plus, the daughter of the sheriff is HOT in that dress.

    I'll tune in next week.
  12. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    And he was the only recognizable name, although I'm not positive I saw the entire cast list.

    I knew exactly what to expect when the camera zoomed out on that shot, of course -- but I'm still a little surprised they showed it, even at 10:55 p.m. Then again, I'm not sure the murders were any more grisly than the preceding episode of CSI ...

    BTW, for those who missed it, I think they'll eventually be posting the vids here: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/harpers_island/
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