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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

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