Monday, December 04, 2006

Monday recap

"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?

UPDATE:

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.

Nothing like a comment fight!

6 Comments:

At 7:19 AM, December 05, 2006, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

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! ;)

 
At 7:49 AM, December 05, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

A) 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.

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.

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.

 
At 8:10 AM, December 05, 2006, Anonymous Lucy Thomas said...

... and if Jessica's husband dude can walk thru walls, why did the first bullet injure him (in the shoulder) and the second one whiz right through his head and into the tire?

I also vote for the idea that Peter will be the one to fight Skyler. But ... the big question is ... HOW DID ALL THESE PEOPLE GET THEIR POWERS IN THE FIRST PLACE?????????? Cheerleader dad HAS to have something to do with it. An experiment gone bad? A mutation? Aliens? Inquiring minds want to know!

 
At 9:11 AM, December 05, 2006, Blogger AndyW said...

1) Whathisname, DB Nikki's husband, has to concentrate to dissipate, so to speak, so he couldn't let the bullet pass through him when he didn't know it was coming. That's why Jessica got the sniper rifle in the first place.

2) Suresh's dad wrote a book about the powers -- something to do with accelerated evolution. The real question is why did they all get their powers at the same time (assuming that's not just a convenient TV excuse).

 
At 11:43 AM, December 05, 2006, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

A) 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.

Welp, the Godzilla thing was a joke really. However, you are right about the T-Rex. Last episode (I love that you can go online and watch every one of them over and over) there's a scene when Hiro first realizes he went back 6 months (not 1 day) into the past. He says, "I've got to get back. If I teleport again I could end up anywhere. LUNCH FOR A T-REX!"
So why did Isaac paint that very thing?! Does he really go back that far? Does it help play into him becoming Future Bad Ass Hiro?! The mind boggles! ;)

2) I think Eden turned off some sort of containment field...

You think? You're gonna go with
"you think," huh? Seriously though, I went back and watched that clip and there's no overt shot of her turning anything off (other than the initial entry lock and the lights) that might indicate such a thing. There's another keypad next to the light switch that might have dropped his "containment field," but she didn't turn it off. "I (still) think" Sylar was playing possum the whole time, learning what he could. After all, he wants EVERYONE'S power. Did you see his expression when she blew her brains out?! That tells me that if the brain is damaged it's no good to him and he can't use it to see how it works (which is his power) and assimilate it into his own powers.

"I'm going to go by myself to kill the bad guy" is a horror movie cliche.

Maybe, but she had a dramatic change of heart in the last episode or two. She thought he needed to die, HRG wasn't going to do it because... and here's another thing - it was "their marching orders." Who's giving them those orders? So she took it upon herself to get Isaac out of their, and take out Sylar all at once.

3) Isaac is more interesting stoned.

That's true.

4) Peter blowing up... Anyway, I'm thinking that's a dream sequence, not a strict premonition in the Isaac sense.

Two things... what prompted him to have that dream? I mean, he was looking mighty sick even before he got out of jail. What's causing that? And actually the dream was a premonition... they set it up last episode in fact. Peter was sleeping (and dreaming) when his brother got into the car accident (where he first discovered he could fly) that paralyzed his wife. He saw it happening in his dream.

The Haitian talking to Claire seems obvious.

Uh, how so? And why is he suddenly going against HRG wishes?

Her relationship with her father from this point onward could be pretty interesting, though.

Oh definitely! She won't be able to trust him one iota!

Like the rest of America, I'm tired of the Nikki/Jessica storyline.

While the story is OK, the way they are handling her power/split personality is confusing. It's just not dealt with as well as the others.

 
At 2:50 PM, December 05, 2006, Anonymous TV Watch said...

Actually, the threat of fines from the FCC - even for live programming, like the newscast on last night's episode - is very real. PBS news programs on the war in Iraq, Saving Private Ryan, and even attempts to televise the funeral of Pat Tillman have all been either edited or cancelled out of fear of major fines.

For more information on how the threat of government fines is putting a real damper on everything from newscasts to live sports programming, go to www.televisionwatch.org

 

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