TV Update

Filed under:Reviews,Television — posted by Anwyn on September 2, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

Heroes is still pretty bad. If I make it through last season, I’m not sure I can take any more even for Kristen Bell.

In whose head was it a good idea to try to mix “traits” that could plausibly, however improbably, be explained by genetics with the clearly paranormal and outright fantasy? Spontaneous regeneration, telekinesis, and empathic mind reading/control are within the limits of plausibility. Multiple-personality disorder is highly uninteresting as a “heroic” trait when it exists in reality and they didn’t even bother to make her/them good guys at all. Peter’s absorbing the traits of whoever he’s around is completely implausible in the genetic explanation, and Sylar’s being able to absorb them by … looking at? eating? dissecting? their brains is just a dumb excuse for the macabre.

Masi Oka, though, is fabulous and multi-talented: He was a digital artist at Industrial Light and Magic. Wow. Say what I will about the Lucas films that shall not be named, there were some talented people in the effects department.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace