Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Heroes Wednesday: Premiere

Look, the 2nd season of Heroes wasn't good. It just wasn't. There were good things about it, but they got really locked into the same pattern as the first season with new characters, when we'd all grown attached to the characters from the first season and didn't really care much about the new ones.

The premiere Monday was... Ok, here one thing that I've learned about watching Heroes is that I really have to turn my brain into its lower gear. I can't nitpick as much because then I realize how ultimately dumb the show is. And it's ok to like a dumb show. I can't do things like think about how people should use their powers. For instance, when Claire locked herself in the closet to hide from Sylar, was this his thought process? "I'm evil. I have magnificent telekinetic powers. The thing that I've been pursuing for a long time is on the other side of a wooden slats door chained with a thin chain. I think I'll wait her out, instead of using my powers or say... my foot." See, I can't think too deeply about it. It's almost the opposite of Lost where they want you to OVER-think it.

At any rate, on a purely dumb show level, Monday night was great. I thought they did a great job setting up the arcs for the season and coming up with tolerable solutions to the last season. I really think that where they're going with stuff is going to be fun and as long as I don't think about why FuturePeter didn't just teleport away from FutureDarkClaire and the like, I'll be just fine with it.


livelaughlove95 said...

I think I'll wait her out, instead of using my powers or say... my foot."

OK, yeah. That one got to me, too (even though I said I was just going to enjoy it!) That was definitely a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment in the storyline!


Thomas McKenzie said...

At one point while watching the premier, my wife turned to me and said "I'm glad we've been watching this show from the beginning, because if I just turned on the TV right now I would be thinking how totally stupid this is."

I think that pretty much sums it up.

Terminator, on the other hand, is awesome this season.

gavin richardson said...

the closet thing was hilarious. i need you to over think it for me so that i can piece together all the stuff i was too dumb to pick up on myself.

Clarissa said...

So ruin it for me. All the lot of you.

Jeff said...

I don't ever watch this show, but it was on after Family Guy (one of my guilty pleasures) and I immediately thought of you, particularly the last clip.

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