October 8, 2007
I’m really growing quite bored with this series, and although the reintroduction of Sylar should help the show, it just might not be enough.
Episode 2 was pretty much as boring as the first episode of season 2. It really didn’t reveal much, and really didn’t add anything really intriguing and new.
Peter can’t remember who he is, and a portion of the episode is setting the stage for him having to go along with his captors plan to get the “box” that contains his identity. If he had any smarts, he’d wait till the guy stepped away from the fireplace and then knock him over with his powers. But instead, he’s a lame enough super hero, that he’ll accept the deal.
Hiro’s plotline is pretty lackluster right now as well. He’s now posing as his childhood idol to try and make history turn out right. We all see Hiro’s love life heating up in the near future. ho hum….
Claire and her family…. ho hum. Lets lay low and not get discovered. Of course the flying peeping tom kid, that is undoubtedly her new love interest, discovers Claire chopping off her finger and regrowing a new one. ho-hum…
The good doctor has located the haitian dude and given him the vaccine. He’s back at Claire’s fathers side… ho-hum
Now we have this new Maya girl who has some dark power that it seems only her brother can control. Ho-hum..
I’m thinking this next episode might be my last if Sylar doesn’t inject some kind of excitement into the show.
I think for a show like this to succeed you really need to have new powers along with new interesting ways of utilizing existing powers. Right now, I don’t feel like I’m seeing anything really new or innovative from the series. I’d say it’s bordering on boring right now.
September 25, 2007
I am hoping that the lack of action in this first episode is just the standard setting the table for the season to come. It’s somewhat understandable, but I think they could have thrown in a bit more to action to wet our appetites.
I’ve already seen Claire heal her wounds… I’ve seen the one dude hear other people’s thoughts… I’ve seen Peter use his telekenesis… I’ve seen Peter and Nathan fly… I’ve seen Hiro travel through time… ho-hum… nothing happened that was significant, it was just a rehashing of “we have powers”.
Hiro’s father gets tossed from a roof and plummets to his bloody death. But it was really quite an underwhelming scene. Whoever the dude was basically just tackled him and drug him off the building. So he either flies or climbs on buildings or something like that. But underwhelming to say the least.
Maya seems to be the new girl on the show with some kind of powers to kill. Based on the blood coming from everyone’s eyes, ears etc.. I’m gonna say she’s either got microwave powers or some kind of high frequency sound waves that can kill people. Nobody in the vicinity of her survived. So…. that’s why they conveniently made sure the brother got tossed from the vehicle, beaten, and left behind.
Peter is shown to be in a trailer car in some trainyard, cuffed to the wall. Apparently he doesn’t know who he is, so I’m sure that storyline will be about him figuring out who he is. How does he get there ? I’m sure we’ll find out next episode.
But I’m not too excited about this season at the moment. Claire meets some kid at school who we find out can fly…. I smell some superhero romance coming our way.
Last season had so many layers of learning about people’s powers and how everything fit together. Right now it feels like they are trying to set that table again, but unfortunately it’s leftovers.
May 22, 2007
I’m not going to say that I hated it, but it really felt like there was too much buildup and not enough payoff. A finale in a fireworks show is just one explosion after another and at a rapid pace. I think that the whole Heroes season has been just excellent in terms of twists and excitement, but in this finale we really didn’t see anything new or any more exciting than what we saw during the season. Actually, probably less exciting since many of the powers we saw before.
I was really expecting more of a battle at the end, with Hiro displaying a bit more swordsmanship than just popping in and out and delivering a final blow. It’s not like I was expecting something like the matrix where there are 5000 of those guys he’s battling in every imagineable way, but maybe just a little swordsmanship and some interesting twist on how they use their powers.
Sylar basically stopped some bullets, turned them around and shot them at Parkman. That wasn’t exactly anything we hadn’t seen before. I think had the final fight been 3/4 of the episode, I would be extremely happy with the finale. Instead, it was just a few moments really. Would have been great if the scene happened in broad daylight with people all around and Sylar randomly tossing people and objects out of the way while fighting Hiro and chasing Peter.
Is it just me ? Am I being too critical ? I think I really wanted to love the finale, it just didn’t seem to pay off quite as I expected. More action and I would have been perfectly happy.
The final scene shows the blood path into the sewer… I’m thinking he was drug into the sewer by something, and not by his own strength. Molly mentioned another person that she didn’t want to think about cause then he could see her. Next season is going to involve this man for sure, and just like Vader being a pawn of the dark side — I’m thinking Sylar is going to be Heroes Darth Vader.
Kind of sucks, cause I was really diggin how evil Sylar appeared to be, now it appears he’s going to have the same kind of inner struggle that Vader had in Star Wars trilogy. That’s too bad. I think Sylar’s character would be much better as pure evil.
The teaser at the end for the next season was decent, I’ll definitely be watching next season. But I just hope they incorporate more action and payoff.
May 2, 2007
I am now calling for the Emmy nod and any other award that can come to an actor for a television series. Zachary Quinto is so convincing that I am sure his personal life will become affected by this role as people on the streets call him Sylar. Hell, if I ran into him on the street, I just might jump.
He’s Darth Vader with a real face, pure evil, and no moral struggle inside.
I’m also extremely excited about how Heroes is progressing now. The jump into the future adds a fresh slate for storylines to be built on, and in my opinion is pure genius. It also adds another dimension where you wonder how things got this way, and what has caused the changes in each character.
April 24, 2007
I was completely floored by last nights episode of Heroes, it’s now officially my favorite show. That’s saying quite a bit with the Sopranos and Entourage back in full swing. Don’t you just love these full cast pictures ?
My only question is why Mohinder didn’t kill Sylar after he knocked him out just after he killed Peter. But I guess you might be a little gushy after being plastered to the ceiling for a little while and coming face to face with death. But, then again he did shove the big board into him, so why not finish the job ?? Why stop there ?But, I am more than willing to overlook that part because Sylar is probably one of the best villains ever. You gotta admit he’s pretty resourceful, using all that glass as daggers with his telekenesis was genius. I think Peter is a good guy, but he seems to be a much slower learner than sylar. I think invisibility matched with telekenesis should pretty much trump anything Sylar has at this point. Peter just went invisible and based on the fact he was turned away when he got hit by the shard that went into his brain… he was in “flee” mode.
Unlike Lost, this episode changed alot of things and really didn’t wipe the table clean of all the mysteries you’d been exploring — with no explaination at all. This episode actually opened up a whole new set of mysteries and maintained consistency. You can tell that this story was incredibly well thought out, and they aren’t just thinking things up on the fly like what the writers for Lost seem to be doing these days.