Heroes Vs Lost, Part II

Season finale for Lost was tonight and for Heroes last Monday. I recorded both on the DVR and watched them one after the other. My opinion: Lost’s finale rocked television in its ground, while Heroes’ finale was another traditionally-made finale. The Lost writers are obviously thinking out of the box. The server that holds the Lost forum on IMDb went down many times during the finale… And I liked the two most voted replies on Digg about the Lost finale:

Dear Heroes writers,
Please watch the Lost finale to see how it is done.
Thanks

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Dear 24 Writers
Just give up

Guys, I know that I am getting really boring by raving about Lost week after week, but truth is, it is television done right (well, except the first half of this season). If you haven’t watched Lost yet, start today! Just make sure you watch it from the very beginning.

Update: Adam blogged about it too.

Update 2: A few more: 1, 2, 3, 4.

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Memsom wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 3:37 AM PST:

Roll on end of Jan/start of Feb!

The odd thing about Heroes is that although it started well, the pace towards the end was completely off kilter. I dunno. Eugenia said, IIRC, something I think still is very true a while back. The characters in Lost are rounded and likable. The characters in Heroes are fairly one dimensional and I don’t really care what happens to them so much. Heroes reminds me a lot of the feel I get visiually from US daytime soaps – like Days of Our lives and stuff like that. Lost just feels real. Heroes feels a bit contrived and also a bit like a rehash of something you’ve seen before. A bit like that other show… the name escapes me.. the thing with the aliens in the Water that had that dud Eugenia fancies in it. Invasion was it? I want to sa “Invaders2 but that is the show it ripped off to some extent.


l3v1 wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 5:56 AM PST:

Why I like Heroes is, like so many other people also have put it, because for me it feels like it being a comic book series (which I like). Has a storyline, has heroes and villains, super powers on both sides, characters to like and to hate, and a story ark about which you have some idea how will end all the way but still remain curious how they will achieve that end. There have been other shows along similar storylines, yet this is the one I think that managed best (up to now).

About Lost… I really can’t say too much, since I only kept track of the show in the first season, so I won’t even tell why I dropped it since you all would say I have no clue :)


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Eugenia wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 8:23 AM PST:

>I only watch shows that defy the laws of the space time continuum in their universe

Erm, isn’t what Lost does too? Lost is a mystery/scifi series, not only a drama.


Bill wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 11:15 AM PST:

Couldn’t agree more. 24 has jumped the shark. Don’t watch Heroes, but am going to start to. And LOST last night, great season finale! Definitely some wicked mind games. Haven’t quite figured out where they are going, so it has accomplished it’s goal. That is -keeping me tuned in when the next season starts. I liked the end. I have been reading that the castaways are in some kind of weird time loop maybe. Because remember when Charlie heard that the computer was programmed by a musician? Like some kind of weird Deja Vu?


papo wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 12:17 PM PST:

Go Lost..go Lost…we deserved (the Losties) a nice finale. I still have not watched it, I am going to attend on a semi official group Lost therapy for the last 2 episodes. I dont know if i am going to resist on these 2 files on my mac..but..


mikesum32 wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 12:21 PM PST:

Planeteer Spoiler Alert !

I thought Heroes was better. It actually solved some mysteries and revealed some new things. Hiro and what happened to Sylar was good, as was the revelation that there is someone worse than Sylar out there. Also setting up volume two was good.

Lost was good too, but it had more twice the time to do it in, but it was a little obvious what was going to happen. Of course Locke was alive, although Walt (smoke monster?) was a surprise. The flash forward was a little disappointing (who was dead?), I think it was a Desmond vision. Someone mentioned this on IMDB, but Charlie could’ve just as easily closed the door from the outside after he got out. Hell,he could’ve left it open. I mean the hole was a small port-hole and would not fill up the station that quickly. They probably could’ve taken their time to escape. Of course I had to love Hurley being put down by everyone and then coming to save the day be running the bad guys over with a Dharma Initiative van.

I find it rather amusing that the same van that Ben killed his dad in was used to run over Ben’s henchmen.


Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis wrote on May 24th, 2007 at 5:40 AM PST:

Heroes for ever….

I only watch shows that defy the laws of the space time continuum in their universe and not in mine…


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