Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What I'm Watching: Heroes

Heroes: Season 2, Episode 6 “The Line” (D-)

This show just keeps getting further entangled in its stupid plotlines so that it will be even more difficult to cut off the storylines of characters who really need to be disposed off. Hiro really needs to get out of Japan, and reevaluate his understanding of the space-time continuum so that he can just teleport back to the moment before Ando wastes his time reading Hiro’s long tale of impossible love. The writers need to understand that Claire being a cheerleader was intriguing because of the tagline “Save the cheerleader, save the world”. Fans, as far as I can assume, are not dying to see Claire back in her uniform but rather to see her using her powers for something other than having her boyfriend drop her from the sky and faking out another cheerleader. For a moment we think that Sylar is going to have a deep, sympathetic conversation with Murderer Brother when he begins “you don’t understand me”, but no, he means that Murderer Brother really cannot understand the words coming out of his mouth. I think it would be more interesting to see Sylar actually make some friends and form a fictional “Sylar’s Army” (there is a fan group which calls itself “Sylar’s Army”) instead of plotting to kill everyone he comes across. The show needs to stop being like “Lost” and only featuring a few characters each episode (missing this episode: Parkman & Nathan). Spend more time with HRG and his memory-taking Haitian sidekick and with the immensely powerful Peter while de-emphasizing Suresh and maybe this show can crawl back out of the hole he is in.

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