What ever happened to Heroes?
I can’t even remember the last time I reveled in delight, gazing at the malevolent Sylar de-braining his victims. Should I see a therapist? Maybe. Is it a problem? Heck no! I’m not afraid to admit that I used to be a Heroes junkie, I joined in Season 2 and never looked back. But here we are more than halfway over with 2011 and the Heroes are no where in sight.
What happened? Yes I’ll admit the past two seasons have sucked a bit but I still was always willing to come back to the next episode. The last season ended in the biggest cliffhanger of all time, one so promising that I half expected NBC studios to send me a change of underwear through the mail. What did I actually get? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s like I had the dream of my life just to wake up in the middle of the Sahara desert. Did I miss something? Apparently. It’s no surprise that the show’s ratings were not all peachy keen but it still had a strong fan base. I mean there was a web-based mini-series for god’s sake
That has to count for something right? Wrong. NBC just wanted to restart their whole programming lineup. With shows failing left and right, Heroes did nothing to really stand out from the pack. I still miss it though. I still glance from time to time at my Heroes series box sets sitting in loneliness on the shelf below my T.V. What I miss the most were the characters. Not to say that there weren’t some characters that made me want to put a gun to my head but the well-established characters were really dynamic and fun to watch.
Mr. Bennet, Sylar, and Peter Petrelli are all names I know by heart because whenever they entered a scene, the show came alive. They were all brilliantly written characters and the acting was spot-on (except of course Milo Ventimiglia he was pretty boring in his talking bits). While the plot got worse and worse as the seasons chugged on, the characters all had to come to terms that their world was crashing down on top of them. It wasn’t pretty but it was reality creeping into the fantasy. If you ever come back to the screen Heroes, I’ll be watching but till then…I’ll just have to make do with my decrepit DVDs