Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Heroes Tuesdays: Season Two, Episode 26, "Kindred"


In “Kindred”, the third episode of Heroes’ second season, some of the characters revealed their powers to others and encountered acceptance, even intimacy. This in itself wouldn’t be a bad thing--the struggle superheroes have reconciling their loneliness is one of the genre's common themes. It’s just a shame the writers are exploring it by keeping their characters trapped in sub-par, meandering story arcs that do little to advance the grander mysteries of the show. After the first two equally slow-moving, but somewhat more intriguing episodes of this season, “Kindred” (written by J.J. Philbin and directed by Paul Edwards) seemed to finalize that this is indeed the tone that the writers are going for. The fast-paced, head-spinning ridiculousness of last year is gone for now: instead we’re stuck with a self-contained adventure soap material moving at a snail’s pace.
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2 comments:

Marilyn said...

when Peter didn't open the damn box... I got REALLY mad at the show.

So bored with Maya story and most of the rest of it. But that was the last straw for me.

David Sims said...

I know. But you totally saw it coming. They'd hyped the box up too much to just go ahead and open it that early. SO. ANNOYING.

I bet Gwyneth Paltrow's head is in it, or something.