Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Heroes now mildly heroic

Hey, that didn't suck. I mean, it wasn't classic or anything, but it had a few plot developments I can get behind.

- Sylar popping in on the Wonder Twins with no explanation? I admit being a bit intrigued.

- Nathan's back shorn, which seemed like a good thing. And Peter was missing, which is obviously a good thing.

- The little girl calling out for Matt in her brain? Cheesy, but in a good "Heroes" way.

On the downside, however:
- None of those people in New Orleans can act a lick. And learning stuff from TV? It's like the PBS superpower. Very lame.

- Also lame is the fact that I was planning to write this week's TV Talk about how much "Heroes" has sucked this season. And now I have to find something else to bitch about.



At 7:59 AM, October 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

TOO funny. I thought the same thing. Not only was that BY FAR the best episode of the season, but it's got me hooked - line and sinker. Laid down some great future plot twists. I'm still having a bit of a problem with everyone all of a sudden being heroes - in particular Claire's Flying BF, and the Fast Food Cousin (who can see and immediately do). Buit then, it's starting to seem like EVERYTHING is tied together somehow (Matt's dad being the Nightmare Man) and NOTHING is a coincidence. Next week looks like it could be a GREAT episode.

And believe it or not... Bionic Woman now has me hooked. Glad I stuck with it because it has gotten progressively better. I didn't think the second episode sucked as bad as you did. One part that I found to be very funny was them walking into that empty house with an episode of Battlestar Galactica playing on the TV. Cute. The third epi was much better. I like how they're keeping Katie "Starbuck" heavily intertwined with Jamie. She's gotten better too. I had a real prob with her at first.

Hey... it hasn't been mentioned, but does any one else watch Las Vegas? Fran and I have been HUGE fans from the get go and were worried about how the show might be once Caan left and Selleck came on board. It's as good as ever, just in a different way.

At 8:29 AM, October 16, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

I've been remiss in not blogging "Las Vegas." It's a guilty pleasure and I feel guilty even admitting I'm at home on a Friday night.

I still don't know what Tom Selleck is doing there, but he's great doing it - for me, James Caan always gave off this chip-on-the-shoulder "I'm slumming here" vibe, whereas Selleck feels like he wants to be there. For whatever reason.

The mixture of supposedly serious storylines with the usual T&A and fluff makes me squeamish, but the show usually moves on before you have to think about those things too much.

I'm pretty sure by the end of the season, there'll be a bikini contest every week.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

At 9:40 AM, October 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

That's what DVRs are for man! Although, most of the time Fran and I are home too, so... whatever! ;)

Ya, Las Vegas has been one of our fave shows since it aired. Glad it was able to stick around because the on air chemistry of the cast (fake or real) is amazing. The interaction between McCoy and Cannon is always fun to watch. And the women (Molly Sims and my fave Vanessa Marcil) are flat out smokin!

We really liked Caan and the whole ex-agent angle. Selleck has been making a strong comeback with his "Jesse Stone" movies. We liked Caan a lot... but Selleck has sold us. His role is very understated, and his character seems to have more power (through money, which he seems to have more of then God). Next week they toss in some "mystery" with his background.

Speaking of bikini contests... did you watch any of Big Brother this summer? If you did, then you know who Jen is. She was in several shots (no speaking) as one of the bikini models.

At 10:04 AM, October 16, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

I have been glued to the second season of Heroes and I agree its the best so far.

Keep in mind that Heroes is a serial drama and that means you have to watch every episode and hopfuly you have a great payoff. There are those little pockets of good storyline inbetween you know.

Again the expectations for Heroes is way too high, and the ratings show it. The one girl that can copy actions off the TV (the Tomato Rose and a move from the WWE pay per view) looks like a comic book moment however so as I said before maybe they need to get comic book writers involved in the series. Next week is Kristen Bell and I hope she is just as bad as Sylar. Yes Bell will play a Villain and for some reason I enjoy rooting for the villains.

If you have not seen the series three final of Doctor Who I can say that his 'best enemy' The Master (as played of John Simm) might have started off silly but was able to pull off something that the Roger Delgero and the Anthony Ainley Masters's failed to do. I will leave at that.

ABC was able to hold the 'Dancing With the Stars' audience with 'Samantha Who?' (next week we shall see how big the drop for that show is).

Well I said ABC needed something on Monday nights in place of Monday Night Football, now not only they have that (Stars), they also have a show for the off season which ABC had diffculty with for many Monday nights.

I have to say I have been watching Dancing myself but its not a must watch for me...not really. Their are just a few contestants I am intrested in seeing.


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