Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 - 10:19 PM

Heroes TV Show (No Spoilers)

Over the long weekend, I watched the first two episodes of the Heroes TV Show.

The first episode set up some interesting (and hot, according to my 14 year old daugher) characters. They also made some Star Trek references, which could have been cool, but instead I found them irritating. If they’re going to make inside jokes, it’d be nice if they made sense. Maybe the references were there to establish (for non-nerds) that the characters were nerds. For people familiar with Star Trek, they established the characters as the sort of people who PRETEND to watch Star Trek. Oh, right… THOSE people.

Oh well. They probably won’t alienate their target audience with inaccurate Star Trek references. I mean, even IF Star Trek fans were to care about details, how likely is it that someone will like both Star Trek AND superheroes? If Star Trek fans were into superheroes, there would be comic books at Star Trek conventions.

In the second episode, there was almost no new material. It seemed like 90% flashback/recap. Clerks tried the idea of the second show being a flashback episode. It’s hard enough to pull off as a joke. For an action/drama, it’s… harder. I understand the need for suspense, but if they hire some writers, I bet they can cram some minor storylines in between flashbacks. Otherwise they run the risk of me losing interest. THEN what will they do???

Now that I’ve got the mandatory sarcasm and ranting out of the way, I can say that I’m definitely interested in the series, and I’ve mostly enjoyed it so far. It reminds me (in a good way) of Marvel’s New Universe (and X-Men, of course). If they just run everything past me for final approval, they’ll be set.

1 Comment to “Heroes TV Show (No Spoilers)”

  1. subcorpus Says:

    hello …
    just stumbled upon ur bog while surfing for heroes articles …
    i’ve seen upto the third epp …
    kinda good … but still dunno whats happening to that girl single mom …
    that jap guy is amazing … i like him … hehe …
    the show rocks …
    enjoy the show woody …

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