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« on: September 23, 2008, 08:54:24 AM »

is back!
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anyone else watch it? I thought it was fan-friggin-tastic
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 10:50:33 AM »

Was the second season better than season 1?  Season 1 just got stupid.   commented about it in my Netflix thread.

Oh wow, I'm really behind on that thread.  I have to catch up.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 10:53:00 AM »

I thought you could be Heroes just for one day.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 10:58:03 AM »

Was the second season better than season 1?  Season 1 just got stupid.   commented about it in my Netflix thread.

Oh wow, I'm really behind on that thread.  I have to catch up.

I've only just started watching Season 2.  The short answer, from what little I've seen is a definitive "No."  It hits a critical mass of comic book cliches ranging from a virus that can take away people's superpowers to heroes back from the dead with, of course, amnesia.  And that's just in the first episode.  On the bright side, I believe it's only 10-12 episodes (due to the writer's strike).

I'm only watching because season 3 definitely looks cool.  There was a lot I liked about the first season, and I'm hoping they're able to reclaim a bit of that magic in season 3. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 12:14:27 PM »

I thought you could be Heroes just for one day.

"King Crimson" played that one as an encore during the 2000 tour (it's on the Heavy ConstruKction live album).  I think both Fripp and Belew were on Bowie's original recording; I'm too lazy to check it out.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 12:46:24 PM »

Yeah I loved the premiere last night. Can't wait for next week.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 12:54:12 PM »

Yeah I loved the premiere last night. Can't wait for next week.

So...worth slogging through the rest of Season 2 for?
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 07:50:52 AM »

Depends. I loved season 2, too.

Therefore you and I may not see eye to eye in terms of TV :p
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 08:08:04 AM »

Yeah I loved the premiere last night. Can't wait for next week.

So...worth slogging through the rest of Season 2 for?
Off on a tangent, I hated the entire third season of Six Feet Under and thought season 4 was almost as bad.  I had given up on the show, and cancelled HBO from my satellite service, when my wife and I had to take an apartment for six months and HBO came as part of the cable internet/TV package.  We figured as long as we had HBO again we'd check the show out, and the ending was worth all the suckage of seasons 3 and 4.  So I guess what I'm getting at is, a show can redeem itself from even the suckiest of lows.

As to Heroes, I'll have to get the first two seasons through Netflix before I can pick up on the current show.  It's a show I'm interested in, though (unlike Lost).
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 12:28:25 PM »

Off on a tangent, I hated the entire third season of Six Feet Under and thought season 4 was almost as bad.  I had given up on the show, and cancelled HBO from my satellite service, when my wife and I had to take an apartment for six months and HBO came as part of the cable internet/TV package.  We figured as long as we had HBO again we'd check the show out, and the ending was worth all the suckage of seasons 3 and 4.  So I guess what I'm getting at is, a show can redeem itself from even the suckiest of lows.


Glad to hear that.  I also thought  Six Feet Under started sucking in Season 3 and I gave up on it during Season 4.  I  I recently added Season 4 to my NetFlix list as I want to see it through and be done with it.

Back to regularly scheduled Heroes talk.   
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 03:30:11 PM »

ha.
i LOVED first season, didnt enjoy second as much, but third seems like it's going to be spectacular.
i cant say i agree with what yer sayin Russell, season one rocked my socks Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 09:12:17 PM »

ha.
i LOVED first season, didnt enjoy second as much, but third seems like it's going to be spectacular.
i cant say i agree with what yer sayin Russell, season one rocked my socks Tongue
Shwankie and I slogged through Season One and are avoiding the rest.
It all started out so well, then it kept going, and going, and going, and just when it was about to end, it kept going.
Really, it's ok to kill people!
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2008, 02:27:10 AM »

ha.
i LOVED first season, didnt enjoy second as much, but third seems like it's going to be spectacular.
i cant say i agree with what yer sayin Russell, season one rocked my socks Tongue

I'll quote my post from the other thread:
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Fun, but it got weaker and weaker as the season went on.  I got to where I was screaming, "ok, Sylar's knocked out.  Now crush his f*****g head!!"  Seemed like it would have made a fantastic 12 episode season on HBO, but it couldn't hold on for 22.

There was a lot of good stuff, but when your killer is lying there knocked out, KILL HIM!!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2008, 10:06:13 PM »

ha.
i LOVED first season, didnt enjoy second as much, but third seems like it's going to be spectacular.
i cant say i agree with what yer sayin Russell, season one rocked my socks Tongue

I'll quote my post from the other thread:
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Fun, but it got weaker and weaker as the season went on.  I got to where I was screaming, "ok, Sylar's knocked out.  Now crush his f*****g head!!"  Seemed like it would have made a fantastic 12 episode season on HBO, but it couldn't hold on for 22.

There was a lot of good stuff, but when your killer is lying there knocked out, KILL HIM!!!

Or. At the end of the season, when he's supposedly dead, HOW DO YOU NOT NOTICE HE"S GONE??
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2008, 10:30:00 PM »

Or. At the end of the season, when he's supposedly dead, HOW DO YOU NOT NOTICE HE"S GONE??

Memo: When nemesis dies, kick to make sure. Also, one more kick for the hell of it. And if it's a really bad nemesis, behead.
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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2008, 11:47:24 PM »

Or. At the end of the season, when he's supposedly dead, HOW DO YOU NOT NOTICE HE"S GONE??

Memo: When nemesis dies, kick to make sure. Also, one more kick for the hell of it. And if it's a really bad nemesis, behead.

Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2008, 05:38:55 AM »

Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Yeah, you see they got that wrong too.
The brothers flew in to outer space together, but forgot Syler on the ground.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 08:20:36 AM »

The brothers flew in to outer space together....
Am I the only one who thinks there's something a little off about that line?
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2008, 02:56:53 PM »

Yeah I loved the premiere last night. Can't wait for next week.

So...worth slogging through the rest of Season 2 for?

I think so.  Things are looking up.  They've set up some cool things.  My advice for the season 2 slogging is to just watch the Hiro stuff and the last two or three episodes.  Skip the road trip from Mexico.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2008, 11:48:28 AM »

I have now seen three episodes of Heroes season 2.  Holy crap, this makes Fringe look like the best show ever.  I really, really liked most of season 1 (some of the episodes, like Company Man, the Days of Future Past episode, flat-out blew me away).  But thus far the only thing I like in season 2 is Nathan Petrelli being so down and out (and I think he's been in the show for about 7 minutes).  Everything with Claire and alien Superboy is painful, Nikki really has never done anything for me, and Peter's amnesia stuff is just. Bad.  And in general, the new characters bore me. 

Sylar showed up in the last episode, though, and I know Veronica Mars is coming, too.  So that might help.  Maybe.

I still plan on finishing it out because I'm a glutton for punishment.
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