Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Heroes: Season 2, Episode 24, "Four Months Later"

The first season of NBC’s zeitgeist-seizing sci-fi hit Heroes made its name by ending with a bang. Virtually every episode concluded with a mind-bending cliffhanger or twist, redeeming the dullest hour and leaving even casual fans eagerly anticipating the next one. This tactic built the series' reputation as the "anti-Lost." Where the latter seemed to look further and further inwards, adding layers to its mystery without actually solving anything, Heroes satisfied its viewers week-to-week with answers, consistent excitement and twists that paid off. NBC's series confounded its champions, however, by ending on a cataclysmically bum note. Last May’s first season finale was the whimper to end all whimpers, and left many critics disgruntled. It’s unfortunate, then, that Season Two began just as ponderously, doing little to allay fears that Heroes might have contracted “second season syndrome” earlier than expected.
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1 comment:

John said...

I'm starting to think this entire season is going to be pretty dull, what with the shift in focus from "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" to "extraordinary people doing ordinary things". Yay, we get to watch Claire work her way through a rejected Smallville plotline, Parkman & Mohinder go through a rejected draft of Three Men And A Baby with Molly, and the twins go through a series of Scooby Doo set ups wherein they continually get separated, Maya starts crying Venom-spooge out of her eyes, and hilarity ensues! Oh, and lets not forget Peter Petrelli waking up in a nightmare version of the set of Darby O'Gill and The Little People.

Why can they do do some decent research on Ireland than some crap rasist sterotypes.