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Heroes "finale" for the year

So. Many. Superhero. Tropes.
o Running so fast you go backwards in time. At least they didn't use a Cosmic Treadmill.

o Changing the new future takes you to the old one. Despite multiple Earths, the future never seems to change much. So is Nathan Bolivar Trask?

o Easy redemption. Not that I think Daphne was ever much of a villain; they just kept telling us she was so that we could look at her actions and think "Ah, she's redeeming herself!" Very similar to Rogue, but different powers of course.

o Despite being man-made, it was obvious that if you stuck yourself with the formula you'd regain powers you'd lost or lose powers it made you gain.

o That whole scene with Claire and Noah leaving Meredith behind was reminiscent of Phoenix's first death, minus the fact that I don't think Claire was jonesing for biomom.

o The only way Meredith is dead is if the building injured her. She's a fire power; fire really doesn't hurt her.

Next season:
o Brother v.s. Brother. I'd say it's a Scott Summers v.s. Alex Summers, but their rivalry never went as far as Nathan has, IIRC.

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skwidly From: skwidly Date: December 22nd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I'm done. DVR subscription deleted, all'a that.

I just can't justify watching a show that is so terribly written when there are so many good shows out there, right now, that actually are worth my time. It's not even good enough to watch for purposes of mocking it, anymore.
merhawk From: merhawk Date: December 22nd, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I read superhero comics; I have a weakness for the genre.

Also, with Jeph Loeb as one of the EP's, I'd be weirded out if it didn't have any of the tropes.

It has certainly gone downhill, however. And if next season keeps going down, I will probably stop watching. However, as of this point, it's still good treadmill watching material, even if it's no Law & Order.
aardy From: aardy Date: December 22nd, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I read somewhere that a) Loeb is now off the writing team, and b) the brains behind Pushing Daisies (and the brains behind many of the good bits of the first season of Heroes) is re-joining the writing team as of sometime during the next story arc.

That, plus the obvious "Days of Future Past" riff that the next arc is looking to be, is enough to keep me around for a while longer. (And maybe Peter will finally remember that he left his Irish girlfriend in one of Nathan's mutant concentration camps in the future.)
From: scifantasy Date: December 22nd, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
a) Yeah, he and Jesse Alexander got the boot, probably as sacrificial lambs for the third season.
b) Bryan Fuller will show up eventually. Emphasis "eventually."
skwidly From: skwidly Date: December 22nd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
The producers are on record as saying that they will never revisit the abandonment of her character. Ever.

Which is just one example of the show's many problems. It's good to see the reviewer at Tor.com, at least, seems to completely agree with me.
From: chrisrw109 Date: December 29th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Heroes 1st season was live viewing TV for me, and as someone with multiple DVRs who almost never watches stuff live (normally I live a nice 15 minute commercial skipping pad) that's saying something.

Last season it slid from live to 'watch with 15 minute pad' to 'watch sometime before you go to bed on Monday to 'watch tuesday night'

This season it's hovered at 'Tuesday/Wednesday'. Even though it was better than last season there were so many points where I just got super-irritated with it that it didn't make it back to Monday viewing until the finale.

Next season has a lot riding on it, I'm pretty much a hardline sci-fi fan so it's tough to lose me as a viewer and I tend to be fairly forgiving... but the show is so wildly inconsistent at this point they're not making it easy.

(like.... the 'leap back' episode this year, which gave Sylar the prequel treatment turning him from a villain with real menace and motivation into just another wounded, manipulated psycho puppy)
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