Heroes: crash and burn, you, stupid show

Amazing. Heroes was marketed as the answer to Lost, but not only it didn’t deliver, but it seems that its creator, Tim Kring thinks we are complete idiots. That’s how he thinks of us, the viewers (but then again, which professional doesn’t think of his/her customers as idiots?)

One of the plot-holes on the finale of Heroes was “why Peter doesn’t just fly away, as he does possess the power already?”.

Kring said that “we should not be thinking about that”, even if that was a glaring plot hole. Online, there were some Heroes fanatics on forums who said that “Peter can only use one power at a time”, but this was never established in the series and Kring does not claim that either. Instead, he suggests that we should be watching Heroes with half our brains.

What a glaring difference compared to Lost.

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Eugenia wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 1:10 AM PST:

There is a reason for this antipathy. You see, when Heroes came out there was a SLEW of articles saying how Heroes is going to be the next big thing since sliced bread, and that it would be the show to eliminate Lost.

It didn’t happen. While Lost sucked in the beginning of the season, it bounced back in an incredible way. Heroes was always mediocre and at the end of the series it became really bad.

Unfortunately for both shows, the kind of people who watch Heroes also watch Lost. It’s the 18-49 geek viewership. And as there are NO other similar shows on TV, well, it’s normal to be some competitiveness about the whole thing.


Vassilis \'vasper\' Perantzakis wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 2:21 AM PST:

Answer to why Peter doesn’t fly away is simple: Do we ever see him use two powers at once? Nope.. So he probably can’t or he doesn’t yet posses the skill.


l3v1 wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 3:07 AM PST:

Geez, guys and gals, I just think you take all these just a bit more seriously that you ought to. I watched them, I liked some parts of them, I disliked other parts of them. Sometimes when one was dull the other one was good and vice versa. Sometimes both sucked. So what ? It’s all about spending some spare time resting – for me, that is – if an episode is not to my liking, I watch something else. Bashing and pushing the “other” one in dirt because one thinks it isn’t intellectually challenging enough, well, let me put it mildly, I find that idiotic.


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Eugenia wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 7:05 AM PST:

>So he probably can’t or he doesn’t yet posses the skill.

This is just an assumption, it was never established in the series NEITHER Kring backs this opinion. It’s just a plothole that the fans are trying to fill up.


Mark Papadakis wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 8:46 AM PST:

I consider Heroes my favorite TV shower, after House M.D ( and the late Friends ). It may be silly at times, it may be far fetched at others, but its fun and interesting – at least for me and, perhaps, people who share most of my character traits – which makes you wanna ignore whatever sillyness and what-didn’t-they scenarios and have fun while watching it.

As far as Lost is concerned, I watched the pilot episode but wasn’t really that excited about it so I didn’t care enough to watch any other episode. However, it seems everyone loves the show so I plan to give it another go, sooner or later.

On unrelated note. I am sorry for your greek postal service adventure. Have had my share of similar problems with them, as posted when you initially voiced your concerns about the whereabouts of that package. Greeks suck in so many ways and (we) simply can’t even acknowledge that, let alone deal with whatever problems and issues we ( most of us, Greeks ) tend to cause by our rather funky ( to put it lightly ) way of thinking.


mikesum32 wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 10:14 AM PST:

The 4400 will be back in June. Looking back, Heroes is much better than The 4400.

I don’t think anyone said Heroes would eliminate Lost, but it would make it “get back into shape” and not suck as much. It worked because it had to compete. Looking back on Heroes, I was waiting for a super power showdown, but it didn’t happen. It will, it’s only a matter of time. I think Sylar will be back.

Lost will end in some sort of lame twist. It’s been hinted at that it might disappoint. It’s only a matter of how. I think the characters might be made up. Remember Hurley was being treated for his imaginary friend, so maybe he went nuts and imagined them all after he won the lottery and it ruined his life.

AFAIK the creators of Lost and Heroes are friends. Heroes is going to get better, and so will Lost. Of course Heroes will give us answers and wrap things up in a season. Lost will string us along until the end.

Can’t we all just get along ?


Phil wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 12:58 PM PST:

I stopped watching Heroes towards the end because Sylar bores me to tears. Having said that I don’t understand many Lost’s viewers antipathy towards Heroes – nobody is forced to watch it.


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Eugenia wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 10:31 AM PST:

> I think Sylar will be back.

Of course he will, nobody dies in this series.

>Looking back, Heroes is much better than The 4400.

Heroes costs about 5 times more than 4400, per episode, so it’s kinda normal.


mikesum32 wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 12:05 PM PST:

The real is because all this time Nathan was told, and believed, “you can’t stop the bomb.” That was his core value, “there is nothing to be done.”

He was also borderline evil. Unwilling to use his powers to help others. Then he turns around and saves New York. He transformed from a sleazy politician into a hero.


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Eugenia wrote on May 31st, 2007 at 12:08 PM PST:

No, this still does not make sense either. Peter could have just fly away alone, after Nathan telling him to do so. Nathan did NOT have to sacrifice himself to make a point that he is not evil (and I am sure he is coming back next season anyway).


Miguel wrote on June 8th, 2007 at 3:55 AM PST:

Better yet, why didint they just shoot him? He can’t die!! He died before in the series and all you had to do is pluck the bullet out or something. Shoot him shoot him, i dont care if he can fly. One thing he can do is survive bullets to the head. Wasnt he supposed to survive is own explosion? sooooo? She knows he regenarates, why not shoot him? I think that beats the no-fly dilema in stupidity.


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