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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

X-Files meets Twin Peaks in unoriginal but fun show.

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

I love Haven !!

If you like shows that keep you guessing what will happen next this is your show . I wish they would of had season 6 that would of been a nice way to end the show . I own all the season of Haven and love re watching all the seasons . A must see show and good choice for cast as well !!
age 11+


My kids love this show. They are always trying to solve the troubles before the characters do. Its a great way to began a conversation with them. I would really recommend it to anyone with kids looking for something to enjoy together.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (10):

There's little original in this X-Files-esque show about a hotshot agent who finds herself immersed in strange events that defy explanation and is determined to get to the bottom of things. It's a tried-and-true formula, but it's so common because it usually works. The dialogue is snappy, and Parker has an easy chemistry with both Nathan (Lucas Bryant), the local cop she teams up with, and Duke (Eric Balfour), Haven's surprisingly urbane ne'er-do-well.

But this kind of show lives and dies not by the acting, but by the plot -- and that means the writers could face a tough task coming up with more and more mysteries in this small town. In The X-Files, the agents could travel the world to investigate weirdness, but Haven's structure means that Parker is stuck in Haven. The whole point of a show like Haven is the barely believable mysteries, so limiting it to a single small town could make it hard for the show to stay within the realm of even semi-plausibility.

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