We're half way through the second season of Haven
and all I'm really sure of at this point is that I want more. Not just the usual, "episodes through the rest of the season" more, the "I really hope we get at least five seasons out of this show, but more would be great, thanks," more.
I'm really not even a fan of Stephen King's work. I can appreciate that impact that he's had on popular culture and literature (and the fact that he says that Stephenie Meyer can't write makes him good in my book), but I've never felt any sort of urge to read his work. First of all, I'm really not a fan of horror novels. I'm just not. Suspense? Drama? Romance? Mystery? Sure, but horror, not so much.
Of course I've seen a few of the films based off of King's work, but for the most part they're really not my thing. Sure, I have a soft spot for The Green Mile
and The Shawshank Redemption
, but I've never felt any sort of desire to go delving into King's work. Which to some people is a complete and total travesty, I know.
I suppose I started watching Haven
for two reasons. One, it came on immediately following Eureka
. Two, they had been promoting the heck out of it for the two or three weeks that Eureka
was running before Haven
started, piquing my interest. Since it was on immediately following Eurkea
and on a Friday night to boot, I thought I'd give it a try. After all, if I didn't like it, I could just turn it off and never watch it again. But there was something magical that happened in the pilot. The characters were well thought out, the actors had great chemistry, and best of all, it left you wanting more. Just what was going on in the little town of Haven? What was with all of the strange things?
It took me all of three episodes before I gleefully dove into the fandom and joined up with the LJ comms, established my ship, and was cheerfully discussing the episodes with other fans. Admittedly, I've only now started writing fan fiction for the series, but I'm pretty happy with what I've produced so far.
Anyway, I keep trying to get more people to watch the show. Really, I should see if I can get irksnapple
to watch it seeing as she's a King fan and will actually get the references they like to slide in. After all, the show is written and produced by a bunch of Stephen King fanboys (and a fangirl, I think?). I know she'd get a kick out of.
And now that I'm done musing about my favorite show at the moment, I'm off to put on make-up and then go and get my hair cut. Because it needs it.