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Thoughts on Heroes

Heroes has gone mad. I'm just catching up with things I've recorded and not seen (so that includes most of the series of Top Gear - votes on how you're supposed to pronounce the place name 'Basel' please because I am now confused) but I am currently watching last weeks Heroes.

I liked Heroes in the first season, but the 2nd series was comparitavely bad. This 3rd series is... well, I was ok with it, but it's become very silly and I'm not finding it as interesting as it once was. It's become entertaining for a whole load of other reasons. Instead of being entertaining because it was an interesting and unusual idea, but now? Now it is full of lots of continuity errors and other errors. Its possible I didn't notice all these before, but I don't think so. Yes there were errors before, but there are more errors now and they are more noticable.

An eclipse happens once every howevermany years, not once a year, or whatever it is in this. They also don't last that long, and not everyone will have complete darkenss, like they have in this. Also, WHY is everyone not blind?! They all looked at the Eclipse several times, with the naked eye, so they should all be blind, but they're not.

It also amuses me how characters can change what they're wearing from say, being nothing... to wearing a t shirt in the space of a split second, also, either Noah Bennet is a perv, or there is a time warp... and Elle/Sylar is just wrong.

However, I am currently loving the fact that Seth Green is in Heroes.

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smtfhw
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
I liked Heroes in the first season, but the 2nd series was comparitavely bad. This 3rd series is... well, I was ok with it, but it's become very silly and I'm not finding it as interesting as it once was.

I must confess we've now disabled the series link option and stopped watching... I just can't be bothered any more, especially as all that time travel doesn't seem to be biting anyone in the arse, and it damn well should be!
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
I am seriously considering stopping watching it altogether. It's far too silly for my liking. You're right though, their lives should be completely messed up from time travelling, yet it seems to make absolutely no difference whatsoever! Do these writers never watch other tv shows or read other things?
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
The time travelling thing (oh trust me, I am going to fight for my show til the bitter end lol!)... Well when they go in the future, right, they see one thing? Normally something bad like some kind of bomb going off or someone dying yaddayaddayadda? Well it doesn't happen because when they go back they make sure they stop it from happening (e.g. Nathan flying Peter up into the sky at the end of the first series, Sylar and the kid thing this series etc). As for going back in time, I have a brilliant example, but it's from the next episode which you haven't seen yet so I won't give anything away. At first though you'd think they're lives must be messed up, but when you actually think about it, they see alternate futures and alter them, so whatever they see is never what happens.
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
I duno... but at first they were making a big thing about how Hiro couldn't do much because of the fear of changing the future etc, and now it doesn't seem to matter!
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think Hiro wants to change the future now... You'll see next episode. I think he's more concerned about saving the world, and if that means changing the future so be it
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
I duno. I was meaning in general though, not just from this particular episode. I know at times he's deliberately tried to change the future, but at other times, it seems that the future has been completely forgotten...
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
In what sense? Give me and example and I'll try and explain it lol. I fancy a challenge
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know I can't think anymore. Give me a while and I'll try and come up with something. Excessive carol singing (3 times today... 2 y8 classes doing carols) has melted my brain.

You seem happier though.
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
When you think of something let me know.

I've been happy all day. No. Scratch that. All week
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Really? There were a few spikey days from this side.
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
With the Sylar/Elle/t-shirt thing, if you watch she's actually wearing it when they're rolling around and canoodling etc etc. (it's actually Sylar's button up shirt...) He's actually wearing nothing but some unfortunately placed cameras stop us from seeing anything and you can see him put on his trousers (trust me, I've seen this episode like 4 times now. I thought the same thing first time, but I watched again. and again. and again. and have made that observation). As for the rest, meh, personal interests I guess. I love it, but that's cos I'm strange. I don't care about the continuity or whatnot, I just like it cos it doesn't stop and a certain Mr Cute Serial Killer keeps on appearing with his shirt off *gggg*

Second series was abysmal btw. Apart from the Hiro bit. The rest was pretty much pants.
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd not deleted it now so I could go back and check, but she definitely had bare arms and shoulders when they were lying on the floor, so at the most, that shirt was across her shoulder blades. I thought it was a tshirt because it was done up so quickly (but it definitely looked like a shirt later, hence why I then thought it had turned from a tshirt to a shirt), but either way, that doesn't matter...

The bigger thing from that bit is was Noah Bennet watching them cleaning or is there a time warp going on? At the end of the last episode, they were shown kissing, through the viewfinder of the gun, and at the beginning of this episode a lot more had happened, but then it was still a little while before Noah managed to shoot at them...
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
It's definitely a shirt. It's the kinda thing the set people'd make sure they got right (yeah I've been watching more than my fair share of Heroes Unmasked lol!)

And yes he must've been... I think, from what I've gathered about him from the rest of the show, he's waiting to get the perfect shot (maybe shoot them both at once?). Not entirely sure but waiting does make sense when you think about his character.
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
It's the kinda thing the set people'd make sure they got right well I guess they have to get something right, seeing as so many other things are incorrect.

It amuses me greatly to think that he was sat there watching them, though to be honest, you'd think he'd have had a better shot while they were distracted, but clearly not. I think there's just a continuity error there though.
rfh_f1
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
The set people aren't the problem in things like that (this weeks Heroes Unmasked was about the set design and costume etc). It'll be a lapse in editing or something like that. Tbh I don't find much wrong with it... I agree with you on the eclipse in terms of time scale, but the brightness... It seemed darker in Haiti than in the corn field and a little bit darker in Costa Verde where Sylar and Elle were. There's probably little things that are in everything, but you can't expect anything to be perfect.

Personally, I think he would've waited. Let them think they were safe etc etc etc then when they would least expect it, he'd open fire. Sounds like the kind of thing Noah'd do
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 15th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
No, its the writers saying 'look straight at this eclipse, even though it should blind you'. The rest of that I can kind of go with, because it is different brightnesses in different places, but it still seemed to last a long time, though it went dark very quickly and became light again very quickly... its strange. Clearly I learned something in science.

I'd go with the editing to explain the time confusion between Noah shooting Elle/Sylar. They have two storylines going on there and I think it just went a little wrong.
sayakaf1
Dec. 22nd, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm so dissapointed with heroes, second season was crap, and this one, well i wanted my damn petrellicest, and they totally screwed it to me, malla well good ridance, adam what a waste of a possible great character, and the claire/hiro thing is just, well it seems like they took all the comics they had and started to pick ideas from each one of them...
elle and sylar? weird combination, and the whole traci deal? PLEASE!!!!... i want the first season back!!!!
ladyofsalzburg
Dec. 23rd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean there! It's all completely crazy. I don't like it anymore really, which is a shame cause it used to be good.
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