Yes, I Really Need the Caps

Filed under:Reviews,Television — posted by Anwyn on September 25, 2007 @ 10:30 pm


You’d need caps too if you spent your last few weeks of summer slogging tortuously through last season’s Heroes. I’ve never seen a show with less consistency of characters, less explanation for events, or less emotional impact for more effort put in. First Peter learns to control his abilities, then he suddenly can’t control the nuclear thing. First Nathan hops on board with his elders’ preposterous plan to allow a foreseen nuclear event in New York with some vague and unlikely scenario of the “world being healed” to follow. I think I know what kind of nuts the writers were smoking in that pipe, if you know what I mean, and yup, it turns out it’s just as crazy as it sounds with Truthers say it. Then Nathan suddenly has an unexplained change of heart and swoops in to save the day. People dead left and right, and we don’t even care. Except Sylar. I would be very grateful if I never had to look at him again. Alas.

Am I the only one who noticed that “save the cheerleader” didn’t have any direct connection whatsoever to “save the world?” It might have if Claire had been the one to pull the trigger on Peter. As it was, what did it matter if she was there or not?

Bad writing. Bad show. Perfectly decent acting that really makes me hate the characters, but if there are too many characters to hate, why do you watch at all?

Don’t even get me started on Niki/Jessica/D.L./Micah. It’s a big word, but say it with me anyway: Ex-tra-ne-ous. I’ve never seen a more uselessly irritating set of characters.

I made it all the way through the season, so I’ll watch long enough to see what they do with La Bell. After that I’m gone.

Because in case you missed it before, House is back and every bit as good as ever.

And yeah, I know Dancing with the Stars is back too. They are pushing the outer limits of my tolerance with this multiple-nights-per-week schtick. Two was enough and more than. I’ll get around to it, but sorry, ABC, not tonight … House was on.


  1. That’s all well and good but what did you think of Heroes? X-)

    We completely agree on House.

    Comment by Allen — September 25, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

  2. After “Black Adder,” I can’t handle Hugh as a serious actor. I always expect him to shout, “Oh, bravo Black Adder!”

    Comment by Chuck Bell — September 26, 2007 @ 5:58 am

  3. Just watched House. And Bones.

    New episodes of shows are back. Yaaaay!

    Comment by Bumble — September 26, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  4. Chuck — Away with you and your incomprehensible British humor, I say. I don’t think I’ve seen any Black Adder, though, so I can’t repudiate it, but I have seen some earlier incomprehensible British Hugh-mor (ha! ha!) and couldn’t make heads or tails of it, much less laugh. He had me at “I came into Devonshire with no other view” in Sense and Sensibility but from all appearances, he was born to be House. Which, since there can be no doubt of the debt House owes to Holmes, is not unfitting.

    Comment by Anwyn — September 26, 2007 @ 11:20 am

  5. I will not watch Heroes. I saw one episode and that was enough.

    Comment by Petitedov — September 26, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

  6. Anwyn~ One of my Dave Bloggit acquaintances posted a link to some Black Adder a while back, and I watched about ten minutes of it. You’re not missing much. Very strange. Pink knee pants and rouge do nothing for Hugh Laurie’s looks.

    Comment by Bumble — September 26, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

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