Monday, October 06, 2008

Cross "Heroes" Off the Schedule.

Just a few days ago, I was grousing about all the TV shows I've been watching, but tonight I'm crossing Heroes off my too-watch list. As I explained in a couple of places (no links):

That's it, I'm done. I've crossed the FTS threshold and I'm reclaiming this hour of my week. I almost bailed 20 minutes in when they had the one-two thud of Brundlehinder and Tony Randall Sylar, but decided to gut it out. However, I noticed I was surfing the web while the show was on and even a big nuclear explosion didn't grab me.

The plotting is more random than intriguing; the performances are getting worse, if that's possible, with Clair Bear about as threatening that name would indicate and Stallone Jr's screwface "acting" is laughable; I don't give a sh*t about Hiro and Porkman or the other 15,000 characters. Unlike Lost, which had to dig out of a sophomore slump that ran into its 3rd season, I don't see Heroes pulling out of its death spiral.
The first season was really good; the second a near-total disaster; and now they've blown it for good. Creator Tim Kring thought he'd be able to fix his creation, but in the end, he just broke it in different ways and now all the King's horses can' know.

The Christian Slater show that fuses "The Long Kiss Goodnight" with "True Lies", "My Own Worst Enemy", starts next Monday in the 10 pm slot after Heroes, so I may catch next week's episode, but I'm more likely to do something else. My overall time spent watching may not be going down, but hopefully the quality average will go up.

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