Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Disappointing Heroes

I was so disappointed by "Heroes" last night. I mean, it was an OK episode, but I hated the Hiro thing.

What made Hiro interesting was that he was an ordinary office drone who was given a tremendous gift. He was the only one who really enjoyed himself with his power. Now, he's the CEO's son and there's some kind of Hamlet thing going on. It's such a comic book cliche. Lame. Also, having Nathan be Claire's father was soooooo predictable. If HRG really had been her father, or someone else interesting, that would be creative. Nathan was clearly the path of least resistance.

One totally awesome scene worth noting: When Peter's freaking out at the end and Christopher Eccleston just knocks him flat. Peter's had that coming all year.

Now compare this to "24," where predictability is ironclad law. Anyone who watches the show at all knew Morris would be the engineer the terrorists needed to kidnap as soon as the subject was raised two weeks ago. And everyone knew Jack's father and brother were still running some plot he hadn't uncovered. And an evil vice president was as predictable as sunrise. Fortunately, "24" doesn't rely on creativity to deliver the goods. It just moves real fast and hopes no one looks too closely.


At 7:03 PM, February 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the image used along with this post?

It wasn't from that episode...


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