Harper's Island is perfect for binging: the modern whodunnit storyline keeps you wanting more, and the entire series is only 13 episodes. That's less than 10 hours, so you can easily make a day of it without your disappearance alarming anyone! The premise is simple: young couple Henry (Christopher Gorham) and Trish (Katie Cassidy) return to the namesake island for the wedding of their dreams. There's just one tiny problem: a serial killer murdered a handful of people a few years back, and he might just be on the prowl again. The show's entertainment goes beyond merely guessing who is picking off the characters one by one. There's a certain humor in the increasingly elaborate ways in which the the murders are executed, from hanging to harpooning. If that's not enough, each episode's name cleverly references a character's mode of death: Bang, Crackle, Snap, etc.
Now, it's important to have a realistic expectation of Harper's Island. An intelligent, cerebral horror series it is not. However, it does meet 3 key requirements for me: fun, campy, and available to stream in full on Netflix. While you're watching, you can cross off each murder victim on the image below. Think of it as a deadlier version of Bingo! (Click on the image to zoom.)
And with that, I wish you a happy weekend. Remember to go outside once in a while -- Vitamin D is important!