I love heroes everything about it is just so refreshing the idea of ordinary people with extraordinary ability's super strenth, speed , cellular regeneration, painting the future, mind control, dreaming the future, understanding how everything works, enhanced memory, breathing underwater and loads more heroes is everything TV should be. an escape from the real world but not so much that you cant relate to the characters. everyone can relate to a character mother (Nikki, Angela), teen (Claire), father(Noah HRG)brother (peter)son(Mika) politician (Nathan + Tracey)nerdy (Hiro + Ando) and i think that's what makes heroes the characters and what makes them act the way they act. the story always stays so fresh and there's always something new like Sylar tying to find his dad or Hiros quest to be a hero and matts new storyline with his family it just simply amazing
I swear heroes is one of the best shows ive ever seen and currently on tv.. so why the hell is everyone ragging on this show and trying to kill it. You see posts everywhere about how people want it cancelled and how it 'sucks compared to season 1'.. Well why the hell are so many people still watching if to just come on here and give bad ratings?? If you dont like it shut up and stop watching and leave the ratings/reviews for people who want to help the show continue. I almost wish i never started watching because now this show holds sentimental value to me and its most likely going to end because the majority of the people cant handle a bit of sub-par writing. Sure heroes has had its share of bad writing and nonsense episodes but it still leaves you wanting the next episode. Often a show gets worse before it his its "Prime" Which in my opinion is right now or coming in season 4. My point.. I dont like 3/4 of whats on tv but i dont go to 'American idol' and post a bunch of crappy reviews just because i hate it. Save this show damnit! Its just so good and has the potential to be better if give then chance!!
when i first started watching heroes i loved it, cool funny characters, it was fantastic and now its average, sylar the big bad is now an emo with so many issues, i mean seriously the guy can do what ever he wants and he moans thats just wierd and have you seen his eye brows >:P.
they repeat certain things with characters such as clair and noah for instance your evil, i hate you, shock your not, i love you rince and repeat per season.
i suggest that when people watch this they should rebember that the first season is far better than any of the others, the only reason the programs isnt dead is because of hiro nakamura hes so funny,
and for the blokes who perve over clair.
once again i am sylar hear me moan, whinge, whinne and go emo! (and maybe kill someone.
Aww, goddamn it. Heroes used to be so good, but now... it has either lost me or lost its way. I can pinpoint the decline of Heroes from the end of season 2 onwards. It had a seriously anti-slimactic cliffhangar, and it was all downhill from there. It;s dissapointing too. The writers had such a good set up. The basic plot is simple, people discovering their powers. They had an excellent set up, and a good original run.
There downfall was in their reveals. Everything, from Homecoming, to Sylar, to the Walker Project had an extremly underwhelming reveal. And eventually this caught up with them.
Don't you remember Series One and its mysteries? They all got solved, and to continue with the series they invented more. To keep a good show running, you dont invent new ones when you run out. you invent new ones when you still have old ones. When you run out, you are finished.
And that is my suggestion for Heroes. Don't go past series 4. You won't win anyone else over.
Well what can I say about Heroes,it's just flat out entertaining and fun to watch. This show has everything, comedy, drama, suspence, and action. This show can actually show real super heroes and villians without making it look ridicuosly stupid and that my friends is not easy to pull off. The special effects used are well done and even look good in HD. The acting is quite impressive, and the overal cast and story line is phenominal. If you have'nt already please check out this totaly awesome show especially if you are into the whole hero thing. 9/10 Superb!!!! -MangekyouCinema
those last episodes are really painful to watch... the writing is so bad, it makes me think that a 12-year old is writing the dialogues. some characters also just fell from the face of the earth with no explanation whatsoever. how many times are we going to make the arc from claire's daddy being bad then good then bad then good then bad.... arggg
and in season 1 the blind painting ability was a unique ability.... remember isaac mendes?? now anyone gets that ability if it fits the storyline... bah if u want an example how to write a good series, watch "lost". good characterization, good episode cliff hangers and all that while being vague.
The show was one of my all time favorites. Lately it is getting worse and worse. I think the writers need to get their act together. The episodes lately are pretty disappointing. Since volume 4, the plot has been completely uninteresting.
The show was one of my all time favorites. Lately it is getting worse and worse. I think the writers need to get their act together. The episodes lately are pretty disappointing. Since volume 4, the plot has been completely uninteresting.
In the beginning, I could not wait to see another heroes episode. Lately, the events occurring leave me completely untouched. I don't know what happened, the writers should rev up their game and stop thinking about summer vacation!
Heroes is mostly an action based series. In my opinion, trying to 'copy' other series and give more 'depth' to the characters just ruins all the fun.
Well, I know everyone will probably disagree with me and not like my review but alas I have to tell people what I honestly think of the show. I have loved every single episode up untill the beginning of Volume 4 "Fugitives". Ever since then this show has become extremely uninteresting to me. The writers killed off a lot of good characters and kept Syler (it amazes me why) so he can now be the star of the show. Why does Sylar always have to be the most powerfull of all the so called "Heroes" on this show?? It was good back before when Peter could match his powers or at least a few heroes could oppose him. I am so sick of Sylar and he always being the most powerfull. The writers have not given chance of any of the others actors/characters to progress in order for Syler to be in the center of it all. It pains me to say this but if the writers keep this up, the show will end.
According to Hulu.com, 1:57 is how long it took me to dislike this episode. I don't really understand what happened... Heroes had such momentum going during this volume. The show had been on a high, in my opinion. And then this episode happened. It just seemed like every professional in charge of making this show happen behind the scenes took the day off and let the... *shudder*... webisode... *shudder* makers take the lead. Everything was just low quality and... how do I put this? B-Team. They didn't have their A-Team running the show. I don't know the specifics behind the names of the writers, directors, etc and how they change from episode to episode, but I think this episode was in stark contrast to what had been the current norm. 1:57 in the episode is representative of the camera work happening. The whole episode had this home-video feel to it-- a sort of Blair-witch thing happening. The cameras were hardly still; in fact, they bounced around as if the filming crew had their memories erased and they were suddenly at the mental states of their 10 year old selves... No, nothing that terrible would ever happen in real life. It wasn't just the movement of the cameras that bothered me. The framing killed me! During the whole Diner scene between Peter and Nathan, the upper frame cut the actors off right in the middle of their forehead. It was so awkward. At one point, Peter's eye gets cut off by the upper frame. So we're left to focus on his weird lip thing right in the middle of the screen. If you're interested in huluing it, it's at 15:42. Besides the Sylar-style camera head slicing, sometimes the cameras were WAY too close to the subjects. Every time Angela bolted up out of bed due to one of her nightmares I had to jump back and go AAAAHHHH!! Too much Angela! Right in my face! Jibbly! (28:05). To make my next point, I would like to just write down for you the lines of dialogue that transpired in this scene: Noah: "You and I have made a mess of things."
Nathan: "Yes we did."
Noah: "Danko is working with Sylar. Sylar can change his shape, he can be anybody. He almost made me kill my wife."
Claire: "What was the last book you read?" W
Because I can't remember." T
Not the last book I read, the last movie I saw... Remember movie nights? We used to rent old movies and eat popcorn." F
Did I miss something? Does the immensity of the situation- you know, talking about Sylar shapeshifting and wanting to eat brains and conquer the world while surrounded by graves of the dead children that were killed in a government project to round up specials meant to remind us of Nathan's current stupid plan- merit a talk about movie nights?? Woman, get in line! My favorite part about all this is Claire's very next line: "You know, I should be a basket case. Digging up graves... I should be, but I'm not."
You just keep telling yourself that Christie... Next thing you know, she'll be spinning in circles saying "It's corn and corn alone day!" (Corn chips are no place for a mighty warrior.)
On to lesser gripes:
I'm not a huge fan of the half-black and white for two reasons: 1. They already used it a few episodes ago during Noah's induced flashback. It was pretty cool then, new and creative, but using it again like 6 episodes later is neither new nor creative. Every Heroes season has a flashback episode: Four Months Ago, Six Months Ago, etc. Season 3 has had two, one for each chapter, which makes sense to me. This episode is the *second* flashback episode in one chapter, the *third* in one season. I just don't feel like we need that much. 2. The black and white just didn't work that well. It was done kinda poorly. Zach pointed out that it seems like they just shot it all in color and then decided to go back and make it all black and white digitally, making the lighting and coloring not as effective. Instead of the beautiful range of grays inbetween black and white you get in true black and white, we got dark and really dark. I wasn't a huge fan of the whole differerent-actors-to-be-their-younger-selves thing. Linderman was weird, if not already outright stalker creepish. "Here, let me touch your leg..." "I uh, think it's healed." "No, wait, give it time... Mmm... nice time..." Charles Deveaux seemed completely out of character from what we knew of him in season 1. I've decided I don't like Claire's hair right now. 1. When does she find the time to get all these new hair styles? Does her spontaneous cell regeneration mean she spontaneously generates new hairdos? I could kind of seeing her becoming more blond as a byproduct of her power because her natural color is generating itself, except that that would make more sense the other way around. In seasons 1 and 2 she clearly had highlights, which would mean her hair is naturally a more brownish color, but we can't have that because brown hair Claire = Evil Claire = Emo Claire. 2. Something is just weird. I think it might be the bangs that give her this creepy 1950's invasion of the body snatchers kind of look. (Less of me referencing the actual movie from the 1950's and more of me saying her body was snatched and replaced by someone who looks like they're from the 1950's.)
Angela is an overactor. Or overactress, as it were. Everything she says is just dripping with melodrama. She's complaining about this horribly scarring event that happened during her childhood. She tells Claire, "Did you ever do something so awful, something you are so ashamed of, that you think if you ever talk about it, you might never stop crying?" (As if a 16 year old anyone can really say yes to this) And at this point, we're trucking right along. All we've ever known is Angela who lies, manipulates, and twists truths, people, and situations around to meet her own ends. We're totally on board for this awful thing she's done. But at the end of the episode we find out that she... lied that her sister would be safe while she goes galavanting off to a diner with some boys? She claimed she knew all the people buried at Coyote Sands, yet she was there for what? Maybe two weeks? She claimed she *knew* that her sister had died, but she never even saw her body? What of this was really her fault? She dreamt of the death and that it was connected with Chandra. She told the boys, her sister, and Chandra himself. She's just an overactor. I used to like Angela through Volumes 1-3. When she started appearing in every webisode between Volumes 3-4, she's since carried the taint of webisode on her. The feel of trying too hard, as if it will boost her pay. The whole climax of the episode where we discover just how the kids die. Alice freaks out and accidentally weatherizes the camp. Not her fault. She tries to run away from Dr. Suresh, so to try to calm her, he.... Chris Browns her?? Was the open palm to the face really necessary? So then cool sonic wave guy comes out to help her, pushing the guard over, so the guard.... shoots him in the heart?? And then all the other guards feel the blood lust and massacre the children??? Am I the only one who feels like this makes less sense than West ever having a girlfriend? Screaming destroys all acting ability.
"What are you doing here!?"
"I Found This."
All in one tone. No inflection. (17:38) (This paragraph was typed in all caps for effect but apparently I can't do that here). I guess that was more minor gripes than I anticipated. Believe it or not, there were actually some things I thought were good about this episode:
The young Angela not only looked like older Angela at times, but she was a pretty good actress. She portrayed Angela's overacting well, without becoming too much of an overactor herself. She had good chemistry with Alice and Charles. She actually reminded me a lot of Anna Paquin in her role as Rogue in the X-Men.
Young Bob Bishop looked amusingly liked Older Bishop. I could totally buy his portrayal of a younger Bob.
Mohinder deciding to stay at Coyote Sands. Hooray! No more Mohinder!...? I can haz? Awesome grown up Alice. Definitely the crazy cat lady from the Simpsons, times 16. Link attached for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMvKeX7erI&feature=related
Sylar becoming Nathan. This was really the best part of the episode: the part that actually carried on the story line that mattered. It sends shivers down your back to think of what Sylar will actually do and how he's still moving towards the future we saw in Five Years Gone. I think in the end what bothered me most about this episode is how much it didn't matter. It was pure, unashamed filler material. Yeah, it's kinda cool to learn about Angela's past... kinda? But we're learning this big secret from the past... that we only learned two episodes ago existed. We sort of get to learn about the foundation of the company, but what have we learned? That some 16 year old kids decided to make a company based solely on the fact that one of them (who we now know is lying manipulator) claimed to dream that they had formed a company? We know Linderman went to Vietnam in the war, so this can't have happened soon. It must have taken several more years for them to establish anything. Bob can make gold, but he can't make maturity appear. I was watching Bolt last night and something in the way the movie was told reminded me of this episode of Heroes. I realized that sometimes a great plot makes a story, but a story should never try to make a plot. That's what happened in that movie and that's what happened here. They had this idea they wanted to run with but they stretched things and made them too loose, too weak, too ridiculous to hold much weight. And in the end, it all didn't really even matter. Philly D's twitter yesterday said: "I don't know if its bc I feel bleh, but I'm just not digging Heroes this week. I could give a s*** about the younger sister. I think why I feel that way about the latest episode of Heroes, is it has not really had any direction or goal *Save the world* ect"
I hope I don't seem like I like to just point out the negative in everything. Like I've said, I think Heroes has been awesome recently. I'm a passionate person, so when I like something, I really like something, and the same can be said about my dislikes. My opinion isn't the only one out there. Here is a link to a review that thought this episode was great: http://tv.ign.com/articles/972/972517p1.html So oh well. All I know is that the next episode should be awesome! So excited!
Also, in this week's graphic novel, we see Rachel Mills, who apparently killed her partner for finding out about her, on the run from the government as well. She freed at least three specials, including Puppet Man. I guess we'll see if she will have any more episode appearances.
Heroes season 3 is finally managing to climb out of the pit it was in. It still needs work but during the latter part of the season it seems to have been salvaged.
The seasons beginning plot lines seemed rushed and unoriginal. Things were looking bad for our superhuman friends but it appears there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The characters have become more believable again and this has dramatically helped the show. Sylar is as badass as ever and Matt Parkman is starting to seem to be a more influential character as the series progresses. Danko was a much needed bad guy because even though he may seem a hard case, really there appears to be vulnerable side to him. It will be interesting to see what happens between he and Sylar. Something has to give and it probably won't be long until they are at each other's throats. The end of the season is nearly upon us and hopefully it will end on a much higher note.
I don't have much words for this show and I'm hooked from the very first episode and I'm a true fan of this serie.
The story was innovative and it just keeps on coming. We get to know the past, the future and much more. What more can you ask from a show that's building a huge storyline and still keeps you in your seat after all that.
People want more and they are getting more and more. I hope this is not the end and there are many more volumes to come from this. I keep my thumbs up and keep it up this way!
I like this show because each person possesses any abilities, it in a condition to affect a course of events, can change the world to the best. This serial shows as all people are similar in spite of the fact that every person is unique, everyone has the force which it can take advantage or not on the discretion. We build our lives ourselves, we influence the fate of other people, we are trying to perfect to yourself (as well as ordinary people become heroes as a result of evolution) and we therefore do not exist, but we live in! Let us live and watch favorite series! P.S. Sorry for my english
I loved Heroes volumes 1-3. But this latest volume has been bad to be completely honest. That is until around 3 episodes back starting with Cold Snap. These episodes not only return the series to it's former glory, but serpass it. This makes this volume so far extremely hard to give a score. Chapters before Cold Snap are worth about a 5-7 score and these latest episodes are worth a 10, which makes those bad episodes worth it. But I do have some problems with the series, however. I think that they need to bring back some of the characters that simply were dropped off the cast. Sometimes they didn't even attempt to write them out. And others (Adam and Matt's dad) seemed to be killed off for little reason. (Adam was killed off to bring up another bad guy who didn't even live that long.) Despite these gripes, I think that anyone who dropped this show should get caught back up, because they might be surprised.
Seriously, if anyone had missed, say, the last 6 episodes would you even be lost? This show still hasn't been able to capture the intrigue that made it such a success. The characters are just annoying now because instead of using their powers, they just 'have' powers. And frankly, the show just isn't compelling enough to watch everyone just sneaking around. The story has not advanced since Episode 15, Escape From Guantanamo Bay. I can't decide who is more annoying now, Suresh or Noah. All this flip-flopping is making me sick. How many more episodes need to be dedicated to Danko? The 1-Step-Forward, 2-Steps-Back aspect of EVERY storyline is getting out of control. Do we really need a back-story for every incident in every storyline? Why have Ando and Hiro been reduced to clown-shoes? Remember Future Hiro, how fricken sweet he was? Now he's making faces at infants- we need a warrior! How about Peter versus Sylar, the epic battle in the future? Taking away characters' abilities makes them boring and uninteresting. Agree or disagree, it's time to tune this show out. If you don't agree, you need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid.
i'm pretty sure i'm going to get a lot of disagreements on this comment, but its just that i am disappointed cos season one was AWESOME then it all went down the tube
sorry its just my review i mean no offense but....
are people still watching this confusing, cr*p of a show??
really don't mean to be rude but to me all the people that still absolutely love this show are just remembering how good season 1 was and riding out this one cos they are confident it will "hopefully" make sense again soon...ish
this show is starting to look lot like "lost" where they kinda make up sh** as they go along eg: peter is good, no wait now he is bad ...hang on now he is good again and apologizes
to the brother for shooting him, but then goes bad in the past or in the future huh?
This is one of the coolest shows on television! I love how they have so many different people each with unique abilities. I love how the storyline is realistic for a world full of people with powers. It's such and intense show, and it keeps you guessing. Your constantly on the edge of your seat trying to guess what's going to happen next. It's the kind of show that gets the audience thinking, "what power would I want to have?" I love watching how people with different abilities interact with each other. I also enjoy watching how they use their abilities in their everyday lives. I can't wait to see more from this show.
People with amazing abilities try to take over the world and their equally amazing counterparts with and without abilities join forces to try and stop them.
It's every great super hero movie compiled into the greatest story ever told.
A show where ordinary people start to discover the are extraordinary! Every young persons dream at one time or another is to discover that they are special and capable of doing things that no other person in the world could fathom! The greatest show ever!
Since the very first episode I ever watched I was hooked! I refuse to ever miss an episode because for once on a show or a movie, I never know what's going to happen next! The plot jumps around a lot but they always seem to tie it all together like a great Dean Koontz novel.
I hope this show stays on the air forever and eventually they figure out a way to do character development and back story of characters in the off season instead of just doing reruns like every other show.
An incredible show, my absolute favorite. Heroes is such a unique and interesting sci-fi show. Heroes shows you a whole different side to that. Its unpredictable and grabs you for a ride you won't want to get off.
An incredible show, my absolute favorite. Heroes is such a unique and interesting sci-fi show. I love the idea of ordinary people discovering that they are extraordinary. I think everyone has felt at some point in their life that they were meant for something more and Heroes shows you a whole different side to that. Its unpredictable and grabs you for a ride you won't want to get off. You never know what to expect and the story-lines are so unique and complex I always come back for more. Each episode leaves with you with something new to think about. I don't think I've ever seen a show with such relatable characters and original plot-lines. Though it can get a bit confusing at times I think it makes the show ever better because it actually requires you to think, it makes you wonder and dream and become ensnared in this amazing fast-paced show that takes you on a thrill ride that will still be fun for years to come. Peter is a kind and warm hearted male nurse when he starts to dream about becoming something more than he is, like he was meant to do something out of this world, something that makes him extraordinary with his powers to mimic others abilities. Claire connects with the teenage crowd through a cheerleader who has the ability to regenerate from any injury including death, and putting herself together after an autopsy (tune in to see that awesome episode). There are so many relatable characters, Niki with her alter-ego, Hiro with is time traveling abilities, and many others that bring creativity and a spark to this TV show that I haven't seen in ages.
I don't understand how a show can go from I can't wait for next Monday, sitting on the edge of my couch excitement, to what was that! In season one the pieces all fit together. I have yet to see any cohesion with season 2 or three. What was the purpose of all that soul searching for Sylar and his father? Just so they can meet talk and and then in a blink of an eye he's in the back of a car. What was all that with Mr. Patrelli. I keep watching because I think there will be some great revelation, but I don't see it coming. Characters that I loved (Peter, Parkman, Hiro), I care less about now. Now there is a new character "the Aunt"
This show is amazing. Volume One was a masterpiece, Volume Two was at it's best near the end of the volume, Volume Three was two faced paced, but I found it better than Volume Two, and Volume Four is following in the footsteps of the first volume. This show inspired me to get an account. I like it that much. Also, the return of Bryan Fuller is excellent, he previously was on the show writing for a now boring character (Claire). I have realized that the reason so many people write negative reviews is because other people are doing it too. NO show EVER deserves a 1/10.
Ealier we heard that heroes was sinking like the titanic...then NBC says that the show will be revamped and pull all the viewers back beofre the writers strike...Now we here that the fact the show really is now swimming like a rock...personally i like the show...but after 3 seasons i think the charater building has gone on long enough and it;s time that the stories and the show takes off...if something doesnt happen soon we wont see this go into next season at all...NBC and its writers looks like they rather fail this great show! Are you Going to Save this
I'm lowering my rating from 9.5 to 5. The start of this season lowered my expectation with yet another painter of future visions painting yet another scene of what's supposed to look like a big explosion. Gee, what's this season about...stopping yet another painting from happening? Again???
Heroes was my favorite show for the first two seasons. Lately, I have grown quite bored with it since the plot doesn't seem to be going anywhere. The characters are doing the same things as in the first season. They stumble about trying to figure out what's going on and what they should do next. It is now a dog show full of characters who endlessly chase their tails.
I used to like the character development week to week along with their learning to control their powers gradually. You know the writers are struggling to come up with new material when they stoop to the cheap "parlor trick" of resetting all the characters powers with the eclipse story and thus, erasing most of the development to that point. It's like the soap opera cliché of hitting someone with amnesia when you run out of ideas. At first, I thought it would last a few episodes before things got back to normal but after this much time, watching the most powerful characters flail about like hapless losers...it's just a big disappointment.
As long as we're only writing clichés, when does Magneto show up or the mutant hunting sentinels? Now that Sylar has found his dada, maybe Lassie can show up and lead him home...or maybe Flipper? :)
This was a brilliant episode, although that may just be relative to the recent dearth of good writing on the show. Aside from the high points everyone has mentioned there were little touches that really set this one apart. Danko referencing Yogi Bear, for instance, or Swoosie Kurtz's wry cameo were classic Bryan Fuller. More importantly, the show ditched its usual pretentious air and got a needed dose of self-awareness. This was made especially clear when Daphne lectures Matt on their lack of backstory or real chemistry (a problem which was blatantly evident in previous episodes). The genius turn, of course, was using that subtle setup to make the big fantasy sequence that much more real and poignant. Most of all, though, we finally got back to actually caring about these characters. Heroes has struggled mightily to find a balance between being plot-driven and character-driven, and this episode showed you can in fact have it both ways. It had plenty of action, but paused just long enough to remind us that these are intended to be real, three-dimensional people, not just one-dimensional superheroes. And it was all done in such a nuanced way--building up a level of suspense and emotional investment that will hopefully carry us through the upcoming episodes.
In sum, Heroes still has problems--many of them--but this episode sure seems like a start in the right direction.
Although it appears Tracy is dead, did no one not notice her BLINK after she was shattered on the floor?
Since this is heroes and all she may not be dead after all and it could be she knew exactly what she was doing when she froze herself.
I wouldn't be surprised if the writers have evolved her power to the point where she can continue to live in ice / water form and may even do a terminator and rejoin herself.
Sounds absurd i know, but this is heroes we are talking about so i wouldn't count it out.
I just found it coincidental that her dead body was conveniently over an open drain (i could be reading too much into that but only time will tell)
I personally wouldn't pay for special effects to make her blink after she had been shattered unless i was either a) stupid or b) wanting to reveal something.
Either way it's interesting.
Just my thoughts, i could be completely wrong of course.
By the way, one of the best episodes ever by far, Brian Fuller is an excellent writer, i hope they keep him till the end of time!
Also, is it just me or does anyone else find it annoying that people can vote for the score of the episode before it is even shown? This is a growing trend on the internet, even with games and it is absolutely stupid!
Welcome Back Heroes!!!!.....This episode was what this show needed, great special effects, storyling everything, Hopefully they dont mess it up and keep going in this direction. I was so happy to see that Mikah was rebel, to bad he is only guest starring i think he should be re-casted as a major character again. I was also very happy to see not only was the show full of dialogue and drama, The characters actually used there powers to the fullest, Matt wasnt him boring old self he used his ability and was actually entertaining and Tracy has grown on me i didnt think it was going to be the same without Nikki, But she pretty much kicked ass in this episode hopefully the blinking after she shatters is a hint that somehow she survives !!
I am a comic book guy, so this show is a little irritating. It is clear the producers of Heroes use writers like Kleenex, and that the show's thematic elements are now so non-committal and confused nothing will ever be set straight. Let me offer a comparison:
In the 90s I, like many others, was a huge X-files fan. Chris Carter brought many cool elements to the alien story line, but this just became confused layer upon confused layer. What propelled the show were the monster-of-the-week episodes. About 2 years ago I went back and watched the X-Files again, in order. I figured I had missed too many parts. Sadly, I realized there was no sense to be had. This was because the X-Files writers crafted their story around effects and singular events, rather than plot, characters and the overall picture.
This gets more complicated when you have many characters, but it is still totally achievable. Unfortunately, this has not been done. Both Nathan and Peter have disjointed and bizarre motivations that have completely dissolved any liking I once might have had for them. In fact, the only character I now like watching is Sylar. The parallel universe plot from season 3 lost many viewers, and it seems the producers finally ascertained they had overplayed this theme. As such, the writers are now stealing themes from the Watchmen and Marvel's 'Civil War' with respect to the control of 'powers'. In the end, I hope the new direction in writing concentrates on character development. However, I gravely fear that Sprint's product placement and desire for action scenes will drive all remaining hope I have for a compelling story right down the crapper.
To sum it up: Series 1: Excellent Series 2: Awful Series 3: The worst thing ever!
This series started off so well. Every episode of series one left you gasping for more. But right from the start of series two, it went downhill fast. As for series 3, well... we're longer watching it.
It's a real shame as it held so much promise at the start, and the characters as they appeared in Series One were so likeable (well the good guys anyway).
So glad we didn't bother buying it on DVD now!
If you like it, then great but don't watch series one and assume it will be like that all the way through!
Very very strong cast. Love watching the show.
It is hard to make stuff like this without getting cheesy ore irritatingly fake. Heroes is neither of these things, and that is what makes this show interesting.
Very very strong cast. Love watching the show. Its not to over the top…and for this time op series it keeps very "real" I love that about the show.
I do agree that it is slowly going down. Almost seems like the script writers are slacking a bit. Some interesting characters seem to disappear without a reason.
I think that some characters are so strong in there abilities that the writers have trouble keeping them in check. They seem to try and find ways of removing ether the characters themselves ore there abilities from the story a bit to keep it workable.
Some times that can get a bit frustrating at times. I wonder how the writers can keep this story and the complexity of it fresh in the seasons to come. It is hard to make stuff like this without getting cheesy ore irritatingly fake. Heroes is neither of these things, and that is what makes this show interesting. Hope they keep it like that.
It's almost unbelievable how far Heroes has fallen. So much that was great about the show is now gone or greatly diluted. As an avid fan of the first season of Heroes, I find myself shocked at what has become of it. I can't help but ask so many questions about what's happened to this show.. Whatever happened to the intelligent, complex, and mysterious plots we saw in the first season and even to a lesser degree the second? Whatever happened to the introduction of characters in a steady and well-arched manner? Whatever happened to "ordinary people with extraordinary abilities" that everyone could relate to? Back in season 1 when things were just getting started, Heroes had everything going for it. Deep plots that may have occasionally seemed confusing or conflicting, but generally turned out well and with some amazing attention to detail that certainly left me impressed. Interesting characters who, while the majority had an "ability", were still just people with their own regular lives they had to take care of as well. After watching this new season, it's hard to believe that any of these things ever existed on the same show.
Even season 2, which I watched with growing disdain, was more attention-grabbing and relatable. Characters began popping up everywhere, many of them in nonsensical ways to the original plots of the show. However I, as I'm sure many others did as well, forgave the waning interest and weakening plots on the writer's strike that unfortunately cut the second season short. But what excuse is there this time around?
Now here we are in season 3. A time when most shows are already well into their comfort zones and doing what they do best. But Heroes is struggling to just have one good episode. Every plot that has been introduced this season has been convoluted to the verge of being insulting. Almost like the writers are just sitting there saying "you just don't understand our work". Characters are flying out of every orifice, virtually all of them with abilities. The ordinary life attribute of the show has been eroded to the point that there are maybe 3-4 main & supporting characters total without them.
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What's the most insulting about the new season of Heroes is the reuse of the same old plots and personalities, some of them that were unpopular to begin with. Nathan has yet again been on a crusade doing what he thinks is "right". Of course it involves mass control with him at the center. How many times is he going to be the well-intentioned bad guy? Claire with another random love interest to act ignorant and school-girlish over (who on a side note I have named "West v2.0: new and improved with bigger nose"). Matt can now somehow paint the future (a power which should have died with Isaac), Nikki is back as her strangely identical twin sister Tracy, Daphne who was thought to be dead is somehow still alive.. The list just goes on and on.
The last thing that has forced me to stop watching this show is how little the plots seem to actually mean in the grand scheme of things. For a show that calls itself a serial saga, and focuses on depth and complex plots it seems to very little sight into it's overall goals. Characters that previously had no powers now do, which I feel jumps the shark and forsakes the premise of the show. Villains like Adam Monroe, and Arthur Petrelli were built up to be ultimate baddies, but overall had no impact on the show. It makes me wonder why they even bothered introducing these characters if the only villain they're going to keep going back to is Sylar.
Overall I don't see myself going back to watching Heroes unless it has a serious overhaul. They need to get back to the things that work best, which is what the first season did excellently. Many characters that seem to be going nowhere should be changed or removed from the show. I'm still holding out a little hope that the next season of Heroes will be better than one, and may again catch my attention. But I've completely lost faith on this season.
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