Friday, October 9, 2009

What I’m Watching: Heroes

Heroes: Season 4, Episode 4 “Acceptance” (F)

I can’t get over how abysmally stupid all of the characters on this show are. Hiro’s futile quest to prevent his disgruntled, copy machine-prone employee from committing suicide is so obnoxiously repetitive and uninteresting. Shouldn’t he be using his powers for something a bit grander, like saving the world? I realize that he’s trying not to affect too many people with his time-meddling, but this just isn’t interesting. His similar efforts to try and save Charlie were far better, and his employee can’t hope to match the charm of Jayma Mays (no longer on this show, but now charming as ever on “Glee”). Angela’s actions are particularly lamentable. Her attempt to refresh Nathan’s memory by having him come into contact with an object from his past made some sense, but why would she possibly set him up with something that she knew was related to a murder cover-up she never told him about? The murdered girl’s mother didn’t take too well to his confession, and that had to be to the least effective revenge killing I’ve ever seen. How many people are going to try and kill Nathan? Isn’t he a noted public official? And now, of course, Sylar is back, because that was obviously going to happen sooner or later. Tracy’s not having too much success at her old job, and she really shouldn’t go back because her character was unbearable back then. At least she’s doing something with her time, as opposed to another blonde on the show. Claire sitting around trying to help her dad find a job isn’t compelling at all. These people are supposed to have powers – why is Hiro the only one using them?


G1000 said...

So, how long until you give up on this show? It sounds terrible. Monday is owned by Fox anyway. The one-two punch of "House" and "Lie to Me" (the latter currently being the best procedural on TV) is just impossible to resist.

Movies with Abe said...

That's a good question. Somehow I've still stuck with "Desperate Housewives" and "24" long after they dropped in quality, but the fact that "Smallville" rebounded and got better after several terrible seasons proves to me that sometimes it's worthwhile to stick around.

I didn't like the pilot of "Lie to Me" and I've never been a huge fan of "House," but I need Monday nights to catch up on the four and a half hours of television from Sunday night.