Tonight, three new series premiere. Two of which I have seen, and they both happen at the same time. Here is my review of the new CBS mystery Harper’s Island, which premieres at 10/9c tonight.
What CBS’s Says: HARPER’S ISLAND, a 13-episode mystery event, premieres Thursday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and concludes Thursday, July 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). HARPER’S ISLAND is about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They’ve come to laugh… to love… and, though they don’t know it… to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival. In every episode, someone is killed and every person is a suspect, from the wedding party to the island locals. By the end of the 13 episodes, all questions will be answered, the killer will be revealed and only a few will survive.
Fun Facts: CBS has promised to run the whole 13 episodes no matter the ratings. You will find out the killer on July 2nd and it should be a shock. If the show is renewed, it will take the same premise but at a different local and cast.
The Plot in my Words: It is a fairly simple plot. A wedding party heads to a island of the mainland for a great ceremony. The groom comes from the island a lived there during the summers as a child. The island is known for having murders take place there. Now once the party arrives, they start again, killing them one by one.
The Good: I really enjoy the concept of a set 13 episode show, that will be explained in those episodes. Harper’s Island has an interesting concept in the way that almost all the cast will be killed by series end. The show is a fun ride, it is interesting to think who will die next however….
The Bad: it is fairly stupid. The first episode is a little choppy and does not grab my attention like it should. The cast is not that strong, except for Katie Cassidy and Christopher Gorham that play the bride and groom. I also do not like the almost they whole pilot focuses on Elaine Cassidy’s character Abby, who is returning to the island for the first time since her mom died her. There is not that much they can do with the character and they drag it out pretty far.
Overall: Not that great, but I just might continue watching, just to see how it goes.