Masi Oka Asks for Patience from 'Heroes' Fans - Featured

It is not secret in the television universe (or at least this side of it) that Heroes has lost its initially explosive steam when its ratings started dipping after the first two seasons. As we reported previously, the first three episodes of the fourth volume Fugitives attracted less-than-stellar viewership, reeling in an average of a little over 8 million per episode, a far cry from its 14 million average on its maiden season.

For fan favorite Masi Oka, who plays Hiro Nakamura on the NBC sci-fi series, Heroes is merely in the process of building up intensity en route to a very exciting volume, and fans should stick to it and watch.

The creative process is one that kind of builds on itself, he says. With a show like Heroes, that takes risks and makes bold choices, we do ask for maybe a little patience from the fans and the audience. It's a journey that may take a little time for both the audience and the critics to get accustomed to.

Oka, 34, furthermore says that Heroes hasn't necessarily lost its way as some fans-turned-critics are wont of saying, but merely trying out different things.

So I don't think it's necessarily lost its way, it's just trying different paths and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't work. You know, and I think Season 3 when we started Volume 3, they found a different path and they found a way to make it work.

As for Fugitives, which have garnered more positive than negative reviews, Oka says it's a completely different story than they've been trying to tell.

So it might take a while to get us accustomed to the quote/unquote usual Heroes, but it still has the core ensemble captive drama. So, you know, I' not sure if it's lost its way, it's just always different.

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Default avatar cat
Feb 23, 2009 8:23PM EST

I complain about Heroes quite a bit but in reality there just isn't another show like it and if this show gets canceled there won't be another. They'll replace it with more American Idol and Bachelor spinoffs because there are more small brained idiots watching tv than there are comic book/sci fi fans.

Default avatar cat
Feb 24, 2009 4:27AM EST

After watching Cold Wars, Oka, I have to disagree. It looks like trying to completely recreate their first season >> Now it looks like matts a bomb and going to blow up D.C.... Woo, another character who's supposed to be a hero some how causing a massive explosion that kills loads of people, while being hunted down. This isn't new, its the same shit over again.

Default avatar cat
Feb 24, 2009 10:16AM EST

I lold last episode WTF a bomb again how smart....the beginning shuresh quotes where good now hes gone. the writers and story have not stopped and looked at what they are doing. Turning shuresh into a hero or villan was just plain stupid. the taking of powers was dumb. Claire need to be killed or should of been killed by sylar.
Sylar needs to already get to his father and create a massive trio with him and the sidekick. they should have them recruit villains and attack cities rob banks, kill ppl, world domination. then have noah and nathan try to capture the rest of the heroes only to find out they need help to stop the trio from lets say taking a nuclear bomb so a new recruit absorbs its energy. have them destroy cities with the back plot that humans are inferior and they are angels. that the humans dont deserver the right to live with also sub agenda to make them slaves a complex story that i paid writer should come up as well.
heroes always wanting to just quit but having to continue out of the sake of them losing their homes and dreams since their identity will be televised and they cant return to a normal life. have the trio create a virus with hiros time travel help which sylar happens to absorb because peter borrows it and sylar kills him. only to be revive by clair but the time factor causes him to forget so he becomes a stay home guy helping shuresh create things for the heroes asking questions "way to inform the audience". add some tech now cool gadgets since this whole we got powers and dont know what to do is running on thin ice. make some massive villains who where fascinated as kids with villains some try to recreate the persona. switch over matt to the villans who is bitter that the heroes let Daphne die.
having villains will help out keep the heroes from not going off because they could be needed because there is time limits, have a villain be obsess with money,another with death, another with women, another with power, and another one with beauty simple basic stories just add some insight by shuresh in the beginning and try to relate it with people and life.

Default avatar cat
Feb 24, 2009 3:13PM EST

"For fan favorite Masi Oka, who plays Hiro Nakamura on the NBC sci-fi series" HAHAHA Hiro is the worst character the show has ever seen. I mean come on he has the best ability but he is a little girl about everything, and ruins almost everything. I wish Arthur had killed him when he had the chance.

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