"Heroes"... not so much. Well, I loved the painting with Hiro and the T-rex. And Peter blowing up? Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Sylar I'm bored with. Anyway, we're done with it until the end of January. Anybody got a take on that?
"Studio 60" was actually kind of funny -- when it wasn't showing the "comedy" show. The FCC bit was truly stupid, though. Like networks get upset anymore when the FCC fines them. Or like the FCC hands down those fines in less than a year. Or two. Speaking of which, anyone heard anything on those Meister complaints?
Lord, though, the skits on the show within the show blow. It sort of makes you appreciate the not-completely-humorless mediocrity of "Saturday Night Live," which usually gets a couple of smiles in a 90-minute show. And the Katrina refugee musicians thing -- yeah, I know the city isn't rebuilt yet, etc., etc. But still, did Hiro just jump back in time or something? Is Aaron Sorkin permanently stuck at least 12 months in the past? Can I write a paragraph without using multiple question marks?
Eli responds to my "Heroes" thoughts in comments:
First Heroes... not so much? Were we watching the same show, because it was excellent!
First, you have Sylar playing possum in his cage. Dude could have popped out anytime. And what Eden did!? She blew her brains out because she didn't want him to "consume" her power. Thus... a hero was in fact lost.
Hiro saying he had to find that sword was classic! Can't wait till we see him turn into future, kick ass Hiro. And what was with Godzilla in the pic?! Come on, that was Godzilla! Hiro is from Japan... Godzirra is from Japan...
Isaac discovers that he can in fact paint without the drugs.
Peter blowing up... that either means the Radiation Man is close by, or Sylar got to Rad Man, consumed him, and is near Peter. The question is, what caused Peter to pass out and have that dream? Was it a byproduct of Claire's healing power? I'm starting to think Peter is the crux to the whole thing. In his dream, all the heroes are near Peter, which makes him equally as strong as Sylar.
Police Man discovering the Haitian's power is key, because now he can use that knowledge. Oh, and we learned that the Haitian can in fact talk and appears to be working AGAINST Horned Rim Glasses man 9at least when it comes to Claire) because while he erased everyone else's mind, he wouldn't do it to Claire, and in told her a lot of info!
Next we have Nikki and Jessica. Bit confused over that one since for a brief second (at the stream) it showed them as 2 different persona's existing in the same time/space.
Not so much? Man, you musta been a sleep during most of this one! ;)
To which, I respond:
1) It's clearly a T-Rex -- Hiro says he'll change history if he steps on a bug, and I'm assuming he's not referring to 1960s Japanese cinema.
2) I think Eden turned off some sort of containment field so that she could use her power
on Sylar. That's why he was able to grab her telekinetically. "I'm going to go by myself to kill the bad guy" is a horror movie cliche.
3) Isaac is more interesting stoned.
4) Peter blowing up... I have mixed feelings about. He's got the Christ-figure persecution complex going on, so I sort of saw it coming, and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy, but yeah, it's sort of cool. I figured his brother was approaching him to either fly him off to safety (for the city, not for Peter, I'm thinking), or so Peter could sacrifice his own sorry self. Anyway, I'm thinking that's a dream sequence, not a strict premonition in the Isaac sense.
5) The Haitian talking to Claire seems obvious. Her relationship with her father from this point onward could be pretty interesting, though. I don't think Parkman knowing the Jamaican's secret means anything.
6) Like the rest of America, I'm tired of the Nikki/Jessica storyline. And if she ever manages to
get herself together (that's an Adam West "Batman" level of bad pun, isn't it?), she'll be even more boring.
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