April 1, 2023
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
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The series is called "Harper's Island" and Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says viewers will easily notice its parallels to two familiar story lines: 1. A fantasy element. 2. The time-honored tale of people confined to an isolated area where one of them will be killed off every week.

Sokolsky calls that a matter of perfect timing, an ideal fit for a season that has seen the deaths of so many TV characters.

He cites "ER," noting it had to end this year because so many of its people passed away there seemed a danger of nobody being left to go before the cameras.

Sokolsky also points to John Locke of "Lost" and Edie Britt of "Desperate Housewives," both of whom seemed to die several times only to return a week or so later.

So, what could be next? Sokolsky says there is no answer to that. Yet. However, he adds, the "Harper's Island" executive producers are speaking of a "Twin Peaks" vibe before their series ends.
Episode Date: April 3, 2009
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