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September 26, 2006

What to make of NBC’s _Heroes_?

First off, I enjoyed it. Fun show. Fun concept. As “Kinsanth has said”:, entertained? Yes.

Second off, didn’t enjoy the weird stripper lady. Didn’t need any of that.

*Character notes:*

Cheerleader girl — Wolverine’s quick healing powers (cellular regeneration according to the show)

Japanese dude (is he not the funniest guy on the show?) — Nightcrawler’s teleportation (tweaking with space/time according to the show)

Flying brother(s) (did anybody see that ending coming?) — any number of X-Men’s flying abilities

Indian professor/taxi driver dude — gonna end up rallying them like Prof X.

Crazy crack addict who paints the future — uhhhhh… not good when your “guiding hand” is on crack

Crazy stripper girl — what the heck is her superpower? Steph’s thought: does her boy have superpowers too? Or is he just really smart?

*Random notes:*

The show is taking a big page from the _Lost_ book: weaving random people’s lives together and filling in the back story as it goes along. Makes for compelling television. Glad someone else has learned and applied this type of storytelling.

Felt like the “next on Heroes” at the end gave more info regarding the overall plot than the entire first episode did. That was weird.

The Autoclostrophobia commericals were hilarious.

Interesting that the smart boy (psycho woman’s son) was reading the same comic book (series at least) that the Japanese dude saw on the rack (in the preview of next week).

Having the evil creepy guy be the adopted dad of the cheerleader was another cool twist. Should be interesting to see that play out.

Anybody else notice that the cheerleader said: “I’ll talk to you in front of people tomorrow?” What was that about? Trying to get him popular?

Looking forward to next week. Looks like I need to add another show to “our list”:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian permalink
    September 26, 2006 2:52 pm

    Only one brother can fly the other brothers ability is his mental connection to his brother. But that might grow as is everyone elses power.

    The stripper chick could be a bad guy a la the Green Goblin. Split personalities

    It never specifically says that he has to be on heroin to paint the future. But that could be true. In fact in wikipedia it says that he paints the girl coming in the door right before it happens. Also something about his hand being cut off?? Anyone else see that? The wikipedia entry was from a screening copy though.

    Also it does copy Lost in the sense of connections but you have to give it time to find its own.

  2. Slothboy permalink
    September 26, 2006 3:26 pm

    Yeah, I saw the screening copy that got leaked onto the internet a couple weeks ago. The major differences were with the addict. In the first version, he handcuffs himself to the stair railing so he won’t go out and buy drugs, but he does it near a saw and when the urge to paint becomes too great he hacks off his hand, then paints the nuke blast on the floor, presumably with his other hand.

    Talking to the kid in front of people at school was the cheerleader’s way of paying him back for helping her. It was indeed a popularity thing. She’s cool, he isn’t, and etc.

    I actually did guess that the first brother couldn’t fly and would be caught by bro number 2, but that was because the preview they ran all summer pretty much tells you that. What I am waiting to find out is if the first brother can fly as well.

    I think the stripper chick will turn out to be some kind of hulk/mr. furious character. She will get her power when her rage or survival instinct kicks in and she allows the “other” to take over. I want her to watch the tape of her ripping that thug IN HALF.

    Interesting that they are showing a lot more gore than most superhero stuff does. Hand in the disposal was gross. Don’t ever do that.

    I like the show a lot. I like studio 60 a lot too.

  3. kinsanth permalink
    September 27, 2006 10:43 am

    I was gonna say that it’s just weak to copy Wolverine by just giving the character breasts… then remembered that Marvel already did it themselves (*cough* X23 cough)

  4. Slothboy permalink
    September 27, 2006 4:29 pm

    Did Wolverine corner the market on rapid healing? Honestly curious, I haven’t been a comic book reader so I don’t know. It seems like a generic ability, are there other superheroes that have that specific quality?

  5. Crazy E permalink
    September 28, 2006 2:27 pm

    People with healing factors? Let’s see…

    and I do feel dirty linking to a wiki… ugggh.

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