Tag: Heroes

Tube talk: 2008-09 TV season report card

Tube talk: 2008-09 TV season report card

TV & Radio
Television.  Love it or hate it, it sure beats reading or taking out the garbage.  I don't post all that frequently about TV on this site, but man do I spend a truckload of time watching it.  So here's a breakdown of the shows I watched over this past television season, and what I thought of them.  Overall it was a pretty good year, and the spectre of the writers' strike is already a distant memory. American Dad! - I can only guess that more of Seth MacFarlane's attention has been directed towards this show than Family Guy, which is the reason it has consistently been the funnier of the two.  Or maybe he isn't overseeing it, and that's why it's funnier.  Either way, this season saw a drop in quality from the previous few but was still pretty good.  Any bit with a Roger/Steve pairing was
Can Heroes win back my love?

Can Heroes win back my love?

TV & Radio
I didn't write about Heroes much (at all) last season, and for good reason.  After a brilliant debut, the second season pretty much redefined "letdown".  You know this, the fans know this, and even creator Tim Kring knows this.  So the show's third volume - "Villains", which debuted with two episodes last night - is crucial to the success of the third season and the show's future. It's going to take some time for me to really immerse myself back into the world of Heroes again, but so far so good.  The balance between action and drama - draction - was just about right.  Seeing as the last new episode aired about 10 months ago, I found it surprisingly easy to pick up the show's various storylines.  That probably also has to do with some of the lamer ones being done or forgotten entirely.
Well that was…disappointing

Well that was…disappointing

TV & Radio
I've not written about Heroes on this blog yet, but I've been loving every minute of it this season -- almost. After building up to what I thought was a sure grand slam of a season finale tonight, we got a standing double. I can't but help feeling a little let down. Instead of the epic showdown to speak of between Peter Petrelli and Sylar I'm sure most of us were expecting, we got a clumsy street fight. Maybe Tim Kring felt that a typical superhero rumble would've been the easy way out, but dammit I wanted to see some X-Men style ass kicking! And instead of getting the resolution on some storylines, we got cop-outs and a setup for next season. Did anyone actually die in this episode (please tell me at least Emo Cop bought it)? What was the actual "organization" Bennet worked for, and...