Too Little Too late.

This was a great episode, but it reminds me very much of Dollhouse episode 6 in the way that it is an amazing bit of writing that seems to be designed to make up for a hand full of crappy episodes. Heroes started off with a bang back in season one. It caught viewers up in the story with characters like Peter, and Hiro who showed SO much potential. Peter had the coolest power ever, and a big enough heart to really want to save the world (who couldn't love that?) and Hiro was a bumbling goofball, but we saw a glimpse of his future self that had grown into a Super Pro. We ALL wanted to see that develop, but have been completely denied seeing him fail over and over again with each failure worse than the last.


Season two and three were almost single-handedly kept alive by Zachary Quinto's amazing screen presence while the writers fumbled around from arc to arc (in true comic book style) with little direction taking cues from worn out movie themes, and reusing other writer's work.


Here in season four we have had a turn for the worse. When the show desperately needed a shot in the arm to win fans back and turn this show back into a hit it has failed. Now here at the end of the season we are setting up for a cliffhanger season ending, but it seems more than anything else to point out that we have had inferior writing all season. I think that if all the writing had been like this more people would have stuck around to see how it turned out.

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Apr 7, 2009 12:54AM EDT

No.

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Apr 7, 2009 1:40AM EDT

Yes. If you want to watch someone chase their tail, buy a dog. Stories are supposed to go somewhere at some point. Heroes never will.

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Apr 7, 2009 2:21PM EDT

Agree with Bo & maladroit. But yea I totally forgot how badass Hiro was supposed to turn out to be but then again that was Post-Apocalypse after the explosion. And Hiro does FAIL wayyy to often, he killed his mother only to have the power taken away seconds later, as a matter of fact he got owned by Peter's father quite a lot. I was shocked to see only 3 episodes are left, I HATE CLIFFHANGER SEASON FINALES. It'll be that way to make sure people come back to see the next season but some major things have to happen for this arc to be closed and I'm not sure how they plan on leading into that and tying the knot at the end. Danko has to die, the program has to be closed and Sylar has to be incapacitated cuz he has a buffet of powers right now and he is just going to become godly.

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Apr 7, 2009 7:26PM EDT

Even though I like Zachary Quinto as an actor, I hated almost everything they did with Sylar up until they finally decided that he was best of as a villain doing villain-y things.
And yes, the story has recently improved. But I am not at all convinced that they would manage a good next season at the moment.

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Apr 7, 2009 11:07PM EDT

I think if they do another season it will be pretty much the same caliber as this one. They've been living under the threat of cancellation for a bit now, and the writing hasn't really improved overall.

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Apr 8, 2009 3:41PM EDT

Sylar being all godly is what makes the show for me at the minute. It is my favourite part and the way he is manipulating Danko is written pretty well in comparison to the rest of the plotlines. And I think the whole thing with Sylar being a good guy for a while has actually helped the plot along as he is all the more evil for it, as he really didn't enjoy being good.

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Apr 8, 2009 10:01PM EDT

Sylar being godly is what makes the show but where they FAILED is that they will never live up to the 4400 (the show nbc cancelled on their subsidary USA to push heroes). In 4400 everyone had powers but then the average people found out and then they had to deal with how that was affecting the normal population, the 4400 was just far better writing in general. Even though heroes was alright at first they fell off faster than a drunk fat man trying to do the tight rope walk LOL

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