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'Heroes' canceled
« on: May 14, 2010, 07:04:14 PM »
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/05/14/heroes-canceled-by-nbc/

Oh well. I think it says a little something when I have the last 3 episodes of S4 still sitting unwatched on my DVR (Guess I should watch those...)


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 07:09:19 PM »
In the end, I think Heroes was a huge waste of potential.  It squandered some really awesome possibilities for muddled mediocrity.  Superhero fans shouldn't be too upset though, as I believe there are 2 new shows about super-powered people coming in the Autumn.  One called Capes, which will last about 6 episodes, because it stars Summer "Show Killer" Glau.  :)


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 07:21:06 PM »
now that I think about it, I would like to blame her for the cancelation of The Unit!

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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 08:07:12 PM »
Summer Glau has what I like to call "Piper Perabo Syndrome," in which, despite the fact that it's not really her fault, whatever she appears in is a sign of trouble.  The difference is, Summer Glau is in good shows that get canceled.  Piper Perabo is a sign that the movie you are about to see is an awful, awful piece of crap, and you can't really blame it on her because it's obvious the project was doomed to failure from the get-go.

But I digress.  Never watched Heroes, not because I don't like superheroes, but it just seemed way too generic for my tastes.  Not hating on it, just never grabbed me the way some of the other failed superhero shows did (I admit, I actually used to watch M.A.N.T.I.S... ;D).
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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 08:59:23 PM »
In the end, I think Heroes was a huge waste of potential.  It squandered some really awesome possibilities for muddled mediocrity.  Superhero fans shouldn't be too upset though, as I believe there are 2 new shows about super-powered people coming in the Autumn.  One called Capes, which will last about 6 episodes, because it stars Summer "Show Killer" Glau.  :)

Season one, lots of fun.... Eachnseason after that.... Not much so


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 07:38:00 AM »
now that I think about it, I would like to blame her for the cancelation of The Unit!

I'd also like to blame the rest of the women on that show.  It was so much better when the left them out of the episodes.


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 07:42:29 AM »
now that I think about it, I would like to blame her for the cancelation of The Unit!

I'd also like to blame the rest of the women on that show.  It was so much better when the left them out of the episodes.
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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 08:52:12 AM »
now that I think about it, I would like to blame her for the cancelation of The Unit!

I'd also like to blame the rest of the women on that show.  It was so much better when the left them out of the episodes.
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It would've been ok if done right, but they seemed to suffer from Kim Bauer syndrome.  (Although Nicole Steinwedell "Red Cap" was good.  It was mainly the drama with the wives I could've done without.)


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 09:06:23 AM »
This isn't a joke... I didn't know it was still on the air.  I thought it was canceled after the first season,this shocked me for the wrong reason.


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 04:24:56 PM »
This isn't a joke... I didn't know it was still on the air.  I thought it was canceled after the first season,this shocked me for the wrong reason.

Season 1 was great. Season 2 was not as good. Season 3 was pretty atrocious. I then sold my blu-rays of season 1 and 2. I watched the first hour or two of the latest season and then I canceled the series on my DVR. I just didn't care.
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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 05:41:23 PM »
Summer Glau has what I like to call "Piper Perabo Syndrome," in which, despite the fact that it's not really her fault, whatever she appears in is a sign of trouble.  The difference is, Summer Glau is in good shows that get canceled.  Piper Perabo is a sign that the movie you are about to see is an awful, awful piece of crap, and you can't really blame it on her because it's obvious the project was doomed to failure from the get-go.

But I digress.  Never watched Heroes, not because I don't like superheroes, but it just seemed way too generic for my tastes.  Not hating on it, just never grabbed me the way some of the other failed superhero shows did (I admit, I actually used to watch M.A.N.T.I.S... ;D).

The clinical term you're looking for is "Ted McGinley Syndrome".


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 06:27:23 PM »
Yeah, I have to admit, it bugged the hell out of me that every chance Heroes had to give us a slam-bang action sequence, they'd either cut away or it'd be behind closed doors. Which was annoying, because it seemed like they had the budget to always do one. Season 4's been better than season 3 so far, but I can't say that for sure about the entire season until I finally watch the last 3 episodes.

At least there's still Caprica


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010, 06:34:59 PM »
Their biggest mistake was constantly bringing back Ali Larter.
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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 12:08:39 AM »
This campaign to bring the show back may be sending the wrong message. It almost sounds like you guys didn't LIKE the show. ::)


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Re: 'Heroes' canceled
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 05:04:40 AM »
Their biggest mistake was constantly bringing back Ali Larter.

It's on the list, but they had a lot of other mistakes:

1) Hiding the awesome fights, as mentioned above.

2) Too many fucking characters and subplots.

3) Changing Hiro from funny and awesome to an incredible fuckup who could fuck up making a USO sandwich so badly he'd almost blow up the world.

4) Fetishizing Season 1 so much that sooner or later, every volume would flash back to that season or retcon some part of it or both.

5) Having Claire Jump The Cougar about six times a season.
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