DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
WHEN you have ruled everything else out you have to accept what’s left. One of the characters— an open-minded one— says this in the first episode of Haven tonight, and it’s a good attitude to have going into it.
Haven is based on the Stephen King book The Colorado Kid. This will be enough to get some of you along.
Haven series two has started — a fortnight ago — on Foxtel/Austar, but I was surprised to see it turn up here on the ABC. See how you go with it. It’s kind of romantic, even with all the supernatural blah blah in it. It’s appealing enough, though. And loaded with those eccentric-to-thepoint-of-certifiable characters for which King is known.
So this is the premise: Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), young FBI agent, gets sent to Haven, Maine, to bring back a guy who’s on the run.
He winds up dead, but really, he’s incidental to Audrey finding out all this other stuff about the place. Such as: one guy can’t feel pain. There’s a woman who can affect the weather. Man, wouldn’t you have liked to have her around for the AFL Grand Final. And so on.
But the big one involves
Maine attraction: Emily Rose