Heroes…Adam is who?

So we get to see who killed Hiro’s father. I must say I was not really surprised. Now the question is whether or not Takezo has spent the past 400 years plotting revenge against Hiro. My TiVo (grrr) cut a bit of the ending of but it appears as if Hiro will try to return to the past to save his father. Will he see Takezo there?

As for the others I’m trying to feel sympathy for Maya and her brother but I’m just not feeling those characters. It’s like the storyline with Matt Parkman and his wife. I could care less about it and was just waiting for them to get off the screen so we could continue with the show. Nothing against Matt’s character, it was just the storyline itself that annoyed me. Things are much better this season as we see his powers expanding and Matt dealing with the scars left over from his dad’s abandonment of the family. Watching this season also provides me with a sense of nostalgia for the days when I had the time to read crazy amounts of slash fiction. I’ve seen Mylar (Mohinder/Sylar) fic around and read them with amusement but incredulity. The Matthinder relationship for me is completely different. I think it has to do with Molly’s presence. With her there and them sharing Mohinder’s apartment it is so obvious to me that they are a family and from there to deduce that Matt and Mohinder are a couple. Matt already considers himself her dad as evidenced in the episode “Four Months Ago” where he says that he is a good father in reference to Molly. I hope they keep this little family unit together whether or not Matt and Mohinder are a “couple”. These are both men of integrity and though I disagree with many of Mohinder’s choices I can’t deny that he at least thinks he is making them for the right reasons. Props to the writers for creating such interesting characters on the show and knowing when to cut loose of a storyline that isn’t working.

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Damn you TiVo!!!!!!!!

My TiVo decided to spazz and thus I have missed the season premeire of Heroes. I’ve been sick as a dog the past few days and was really looking forward to this *sigh*. Even Lovely Complex which is usually good for a laugh had a very angst filled episode.

(Koizume why in the world would you go to that concert knowing how Otani feels? tsk, tsk.)

In any case here is a Heroes vid based on last seasons happenings.

Drama but not Korean

 

Can I just say I love Heroes. What a breath of fresh air to get some science fiction on network TV. I was almost afraid to watch this show because I didn’t want to get invested in it and then have to deal with a quick cancellation, which is the fate of most scific shows (I’m still smarting from Harsh Realm – lasted all of 3 episodes!). It’s good to see that the American public has caught on to this show. I suppose the reason is that it can appeal to people on many different levels.

The writers have done a good job of keeping up the suspense from episode to episode. There are several stories going on at once and just when you are thinking “what’s the connection here?” the writers throw one at you and you have to digest it quickly because the actions is already moving on to the next scene. Case in point. Claire’s “adoption” into the family where we get to see that it was Hiro’s father who ordered this while in the background little Hiro plays.

Also the intent of the characters is being cleverly masked so that there have been several jaw dropping moments when someone we thought we had figured out turns into something unexpected. I think the main thing that has attracted such a wide audience is that it is at its core a human drama. Take away the super human abilities and you’ve got just regular people making regular choices and trying to live their life as best they can when something unexpected falls into their lap. From the police officer with marital problems to the protective father to the people struggling to find their place in this world, there is at least one character that everyone can identify with. We can also wonder how we would react if these things had happened to us. I’m sure many people have wished they could read someone’s mind, but is it really such a blessing? Not if you hear things you don’t want to hear.

I’m still trying to decide which power I would want.

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