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Who watches Heroes?
« on: November 30, 2006, 04:09:08 PM »
From what I've seen (commercials, clips from The Soup), it just seems like a pretty dumb show, yet its #3 in Nielsen ratings. I know it isn't for the special effects, because they look like something straight out of the early 90s.






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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 04:14:48 PM »
hehehe - that's funny. I don't watch it but here in this office /everyone/ does. Probably an addictive show that requires you to watch it from the beginning, no? Sort of like Lost (my personal fav for tv aside from Iron Chef)
Now - if they could combine Iron Chef with Lost and Heroes, they'd have a show....
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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 04:23:26 PM »
If the show protagonist is a high school cheerleader who is indestructable and has something to do with saving the world, count me out.


I mean I enjoy good stories, just not ridiculous ones. That's why I avoid Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy and Las Vegas.


[musically/] Dumb, dumb dumb dumb. Dumb, dumb dumb dumb, DUMBBBB [/musically]

Just more of an Arrested Development, The Office, Rescue Me, The Shield, Colbert Report kind of watcher.

But I do watch old Star Trek reruns ;)


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 04:24:56 PM »
Now - if they could combine Iron Chef with Lost and Heroes, they'd have a show....

Hmmm... Batman, stuck on a desert island trying to cook meals using only Dharma Initiative peanut butter, wild boar and polar bear meat?

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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 04:53:00 PM »
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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 04:53:15 PM »
I watch heroes, and I actually like it quite a bit. It is however, more of a drama show then it is sci-fi or fantasy. The basic premise being that regular people from all over the world suddenly develop superpowers. The show is about how these people deal with those powers. Some characters try to use their powers to help others, some hide them, some use them in highly negative ways. For example, One of the main stories on the show right now involves a super-powered serial murderer. There aren't any comic book type superhero teams flying around doing good deeds. And the cast is quite large. The cheerleader is one of about twelve main characters.

I don't watch Lost, but as I understand it, the storytelling style of the two shows is similar in that each episode tends to end with a mini-cliffhanger to make the audience feel compelled to watch the next new episode.
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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 06:48:48 PM »
I tried watching the show at the behest of my girlfriend, and also for the acclaim it's garnered thus far. Not to mention I'm a fan of the "superhero" genre (as the show was promised to be part of). Unfortunately it's far from it. Really bad plot lines, dumb twists, horrible writing and dialogue, just... bad.  Hiro came back to the present after doing so much in the past, to find that nothing in the present timeline was altered? Come on! Geeks everywhere should have collectively flinched when that happened. Even my girlfriend riffs on it now, and she was a fan from the beginning!

Which is unfortunate, because it had some great potential and I'm actually kind of disappointed to have such a promising concept for a show get dumped so soon.


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 07:20:26 PM »
I tried watching the show at the behest of my girlfriend, and also for the acclaim it's garnered thus far. Not to mention I'm a fan of the "superhero" genre (as the show was promised to be part of). Unfortunately it's far from it. Really bad plot lines, dumb twists, horrible writing and dialogue, just... bad.  Hiro came back to the present after doing so much in the past, to find that nothing in the present timeline was altered? Come on! Geeks everywhere should have collectively flinched when that happened. Even my girlfriend riffs on it now, and she was a fan from the beginning!

Which is unfortunate, because it had some great potential and I'm actually kind of disappointed to have such a promising concept for a show get dumped so soon.

See? Erik gets it. I mean if the show has good story lines and keeps you on your seat without being over the top stupid, then it's cool. That's why I have enjoyed watching Jericho (its like Red Dawn 2, but this time with Nuclear bombs) and Prison Break(which I know many people will criticize, but it does have a very interesting unraveling story that keeps my attention each week).

It doesn't even necessarily have to be a network show to be bad.
FX, which is reputable for having the best shows on tv, really disappointed me with Over There for one reason: the writing sucked. I wanted to like it, especially coming from Steven Bochko, but I clicked off after the third episode.

That is how I feel about Heroes. And what is this I hear that Sulu is joining the cast?

Here, I'll set up the joke and you guys can deliver the punchline:

"So what's Takei's superpower gonna be?"


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 07:36:29 PM »
I was a little disappointed by Heroes when I first saw it.  I haven't seen it in a few weeks, so it might've picked up.  I think the best new show of this season is Studio 60 on Sunset Strip.  I'm a huge Aaron Sorkin fan (Sportsnight, West Wing) and Studio 60 has a great cast. 


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 07:51:17 PM »
I was a little disappointed by Heroes when I first saw it.  I haven't seen it in a few weeks, so it might've picked up.  I think the best new show of this season is Studio 60 on Sunset Strip.  I'm a huge Aaron Sorkin fan (Sportsnight, West Wing) and Studio 60 has a great cast. 

You ain't missing much. Any promo that includes the phrase "If you've think you've seen it all,
you ain't seen nuthin' yet."

(Cringe) And I even like Randy Bachman, not for BTO but for The Guess Who. That should make gammer and shortstack smile.

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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 09:04:41 PM »
I was a little disappointed by Heroes when I first saw it.  I haven't seen it in a few weeks, so it might've picked up.  I think the best new show of this season is Studio 60 on Sunset Strip.  I'm a huge Aaron Sorkin fan (Sportsnight, West Wing) and Studio 60 has a great cast. 

So you actually understand Sportsnight??


I actually watched a few episodes of that.  It's a massive load of pretentious unfunny crap.  Family Guy got it right:

It's a comedy too GOOD to be funny.


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 11:37:54 PM »

FX, which is reputable for having the best shows on tv, really disappointed me with Over There for one reason: the writing sucked. I wanted to like it, especially coming from Steven Bochko, but I clicked off after the third episode.


/eagerly awaiting the return of THE SHIELD....


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 08:27:41 AM »
/eagerly awaiting the return of THE SHIELD....

Oh yeah. What are they gonna do to Shane, man?


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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 09:35:35 AM »
Guys - hate to break it to ya, but I saved the cheerleader....so I think the show is over now.....
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Re: Who watches Heroes?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 03:09:26 PM »
   J-Proof, although I still like Iron Chef (America) are you like me and miss the good old days when the Japanese chefs used EVERYTHING from the animal which tended to lead to discussions among the tasters about whether there were enough crab brains in the dish.  They need to slip in one secret ingredient from the "old school" episodes and let Bobby Flay figure out what to do with a pile of sea cucumbers or pike eels.  That's why I think Morimoto hasn't been on lately...lack of challenge.

    Oh, and Heroes is meandering already. Some episodes, nothing seems to happen.  And the cheerleader should be happy for her power, since she seems to have brittle bone syndrome, as per the episode where she was knocked to the ground and her head did a 180.