Hangin’ It Up

Filed under:Television — posted by Anwyn on November 9, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

I saw Kristen Bell shoot a little lightning from her fingerips. That’s all I was good for. I’m done with Heroes. It’s just such a bad show in almost every possible way and definitive proof that decent, good, and even terrific cast cannot save putrid writing–in plot, dialogue, and even concept, putrid.


  1. Wait, does this mean there’s stuff on TV aside from news and sports? :-)

    Comment by Chris — November 10, 2007 @ 12:11 am

  2. What Anwyn doesn’t realize is that we mutants are really the future of mankind.

    Comment by Daddyman — November 10, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

  3. I disagree, I think Heroes is doing well, and is an interesting series. That show, plus “Chuck” and “The Bionic Woman”, have me watching prime time TV again, after a long hiatus.

    Comment by fallohide — November 11, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

  4. Well, we could have a long, loooooong thread of competing Heroes opinions but I’ll agree to disagree, since I love Chuck as well. Hey, tomorrow’s Monday! I can haz Chuck?

    I have Bionic Woman on TiVo but haven’t yet watched beyond the pilot.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 11, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  5. I hadn’t seen any of the the first season of Heroes, but bought the DVD set back in August. While I thoroughly enjoyed watching them, I don’t think the writing is as sharp so far this time around. It seems more focused on awkward attempts at poorly set-up cliffhangers to “make ’em tune in next week”. Seriously, amnesia? Puh-leeze. What is this, General Hospital? What next? Is some character going to wake up and to find that everything had been a dream? I hope it doesn’t get as lame as the second season of LOST. Here’s an example of what they did wrong: it would have been much more interesting and satisfying to not expose Clare’s new beau so quickly. They should have played up the “does he/doesn’t he” have powers and made the audience chew on it for awhile. That would have given the scene where he reveals himself to her have much more emotional impact. Monday’s episode better be good or, I’m gonna……… be disappointed and tune in next week in the hope that I won’t be disappointed. Again.

    As to BW – so much potential. So much failure. So many Battlestar Galactica cast members on the payroll. I keep waiting for Cylons to show up and say “BY YOUR COMMAND”. Maybe they could go for a total ’70’s extravaganza and have the fleet finally reach Earth and contact Jamie, who teams up with Sasquatch and helps a group of super strong orphans from the colonial fleet win a softball match against against Robocop (who time traveled from 1986) and Miguel Ferrer.

    That would actually be an improvement.

    Seriously, what a missed opportunity that show has been. It could have been a good exploration of just what it meant to be human. Slowly having our heroine discover that something is amiss in the world and be caught up into a vast underworld of superspy hijinx would have been much more fun. Instead, we get single sentence expositions of various character’s backgrounds and action montages set to lame, power-girl psuedo pop. They couldn’t even get any humor out of what could have been very funny; getting a call from bratty sister while being shot at on a mission – numb acting, poor script, poor editing. Lucy Hale would have been more convincing had she played the character as more naive and be slowly toughened up by experience and loss – she’s just not convincing in the role. Katee Sackhoff could have pulled it off. She does a good job with the truly bad material she has to work with.

    Perchance, have you watched Journeyman at all?

    Comment by CedarFever — November 11, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  6. While I didn’t agree with much you had to say about last season, this season is… oh so bad. I gave up two weeks ago.

    Comment by Allen — November 12, 2007 @ 7:02 am

  7. CedarFever, not yet on Journeyman–I plan to give it a look as soon as I can.

    Allen–I knew you’d see it my way. ;)

    Comment by Anwyn — November 12, 2007 @ 10:53 am

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