Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What I’m Watching: Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn: Season 1, Episode 10 “11:53 to Odessa” (D)

What a mess this show has become. It’s reached the point where I’m not even displeased with the way the story is going, but I’ve almost entirely lost any sense of where the show is possibly headed. The opening of some time bridge between present-day Odessa and a time thousands of years in the future is rife with plotholes, and to think that Malina could stop it with just one forceful use of her powers is about as unbelievable as Phoebe being able to dampen the abilities of hundreds of evos just by using her own. It’s also not a shock that Quentin is being portrayed as a relatively good person even in spite of his recent betrayal, still a beacon of light compared to his sister, who has been totally taken over by the darkness inside of her. Matt being motivated to do what he’s doing only so that he and his family can end up being taken to the future seems shortsighted, and now Carlos and Farah are on the way towards escape and maybe helping to save humanity, provided they can outrun a handful of Harrises. Miko finally has some sense of her greater purpose thanks to a direct conversation with her father, and I’m sure that will end up being somehow very relevant, especially now that she’s teamed up with Tommy. This show won’t be back for its final three episodes until January – I know I really should give up now, but after all this time I feel like I have to know if it all ends up being somehow compelling or coherent (almost certainly not both).

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