30 March 2009

Harpers Island ~ The Fun Begins on April 9th

March 30 2009 - Monday

First of all I want to introduce all the readers who have not yet found this, to Harpers Globe, a viral website meant to really showcase and bring in the viewer to the world of Harper's Island. Harpers Globe is an online community first of all, and a showcase as well with videos to watch along with News Archives and a page about the Island itself. I actually think that starting with the News Archives will fill me in more than the trailers for the moment. I have some serious catching up to do since this site went up on March 18th.

The show will begin airing Thursday nights at 10:00 PM ET/PT, starting April 9, 2009. Not my favorite night for a new show to be placed but I read here that CBS has stated this show to be a 'one off' show. At least they are being honest with the viewership now, but I wonder if this will affect how people watch the show. If your really falling in love with it, knowing it wont be more than a season makes the show little more than a very long special movie event.

Here is the official FAQ for Harpers Globe ~
What is Harper’s Globe?

Harper’s Globe is a social show

Harper’s Globe is an online show and a social network where you can watch and participate in an exciting story and fully immerse yourself in the mystery event, Harper’s Island. The story of Harper’s Globe unfolds on Harper’s Island and the information you learn here will give you a deeper understanding of the events occurring on the island. Together with the characters and other members of the community, you’ll watch the mystery unfold through videos, photos, and blogs posted by characters on their profile pages. You can simply lean back and watch the weekly episodes, or you can participate in the story by communicating with the characters and solving the mysteries of Harper’s Globe. Sign up and dive into the mystery (don’t worry, it’s easy and free).

You can join the community right from the main page, as I did. I am there as kystorms :-) which was my Jericho, Moonlight and now Harpers Island ID and here is the link for the Wiki that goes with Harpers Globe/ Harpers Island. I like that you get to watch a new episode each week just like we can on TV, and each new show will play on the main page for Harpers Globe.
You can interact with the characters who will be blogging on the site each week as well, and from what we see at CBS.com/HarpersIsland, even the cast has no clue from week to week who the killer is or who will get bumped off!

The Secrecy Behind Harper's Island
Episode 1

Clip (2:43)

Over at CBS we find even more fan fun to participate in, you can now win some cash by playing the Pick The Victim Game. I will be playing along, hope I see some familiar faces there soon.
With all this online information to be a part of for Harper's Island, it will be hard to place both Jericho and Harper's Island posts here each week. I am not dumping Jericho info, but will keep it on the back burner unless stupendous new info comes out about the show and or movie.

So we are about to set out into uncharted territory, that of a gory murder mystery such as one would find on the big screen ; now residing every Thursday evening on CBS. Can't wait!


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