I really do still feel like Heroes can be saved. I enjoy the show (although I mostly enjoy how ridiculous it gets) and still watch it, but I definitely think its been rapidly declining. I think they need to kill off Claire (come on, people, treat her like a vampire and go with the standard decapitation+cremation - why has no one on the show thought of this?), because, frankly, Panettiere is a terrible actress. I was surprised to discover that I actually liked her lesbian girlfriend/roommate (although I rather hoped it would turn out she had powers or something, and that Samuel was using Claire to get to her).
To fix it, they should get some actual, exciting storylines. I mean, we need to fear for our characters' lives here, not just wonder about some random people wandering around central park. They need to have some character development in someone who isn't Sylar (since, apparently, he's the only character on Heroes who is capable of change). They should go back to the comic books and make it fun to watch again.
Also, Hiro needs a girlfriend who doesn't die or get stuck back in time or otherwise leave him. He needs a real girlfriend who stays with him, because it just isn't fair how often he gets abandoned.
Oh, and in the show's defense, if you're looking for reasonable, well-explained storylines, then maybe you shouldn't be watching a show about people with magic powers, like the ability to teleport or stop time. I'm just sayin', is all.
There are two HUGE glaring problems with the finale. The first is about Samuel. We see him kill his brother with rock projectiles...with only two specials nearby. We see him sink a mansion...with NO specials nearby. Then he sinks a town of two hundred people again with NO specials nearby. But in the season finale, he couldn't kill a small crowd of people with his ENTIRE family there backstage? And when they vanished he became powerless and helpless even though there were four specials still at the fair at that time!?!?!?!?
Second is Claire's decision to to show the world he truth. Anybody else remember how Nathan tried to do the same thing...and dark Peter from the future caem back and shot him? Or does anyone recall the fact that every dark future they have seen has been a result of the public knowing the secret!? Well apparentl Claire doesn't. It would seem she has no issue with this dark future, as her completely unlogical choice to openly just show off her gift to the world would indicate as much. (Plus...when Lydia was dying from being shot...why didn't Claire use her blood to save the only witness to Jeseph's death? Jusssst saying.)
ML House is on point with everything he says. a more logical ending would have been to let Samuel WIN. The heroes try but fail to stop his plan to kill the crowd. This way it's SAMUEL'S fault that the dark future they all want to prevent is coming to pass. It also makes Samue the persistant baddy for the next season. He sould be the egnimatic leader of the "bad guys" much like Magneto was from x-men. At least that would be LOGICAL. And to mention a real twist.
House, I'd love to hear your opinion on all of the above, hah.
If there's one thing worth looking forward to next season, it will be the riddance of the 4 season long Noah and Claire "i want to be a hero/i want to keep you safe and hide you" argument.
I REALLY hope that they take it in a different direction after this season. I'd personally like to see some of the future variables come into effect, such as Peter Petrelli the scarfaced fugitive. I think it would be a good idea to make Peter a bit of a tough guy. Season 1 pretty much evolved around him and all we have been treated to since then is a constant stream of bad decisions and "who am i, what am i meant to do"
Please Mr Kring, NO new characters. No more "i don't know who i am, what does this mean" etc. More story, more action, and more relevance please.
However, "Who was redeemed" is a damn good question. Sylar is the only character who got redeemed, and he had close to nothing to do with the main plot until the end of the season. It sounds like the writers flip flopped on the story again. There was probably more redemption planned... But Tim Kring has said that they only plan a few episodes in advance, and alter the story to appease themselves, fans, and NBC. Absolutely ridiculous...
I'd like to point out that Ando's power was originally introduced as super charging other people's abilities back in season 3, and then that ability also developed into... zapping stuff... later on. So, yeah. Not a plot hole.
thank you foir ruining the last episode i thought it was alri. lacking a bit of imagination i wanted to see new york explode. the next storyline will be great if thyey run with them revealing them selves to the world it could be all out war hehe cant wait!
what a crappy review.
its like ur just giving a review and not even watched the show.?
HEROES is still in the air!
I must say M. L. House. Normally I would disagree with you on some aspect of the show. But the atrocity of this episode absolutely killed me. I'm a huge fan of heroes. But this was absolutely without a doubt the worst episode ever. Not in just the series. But I mean ever. Completely awful. It makes me want to never watch again. But whenever heroes returns I will come back faithfully just to see how they play this out.
Very disappointing. I was astonished when I learned this was intended as the finale. Really? This season really was a mess - too many subplots, too many characters, and too much unconvincing drama. Oh no, Hiro is going to die, how absolutely dreadful. Yawn. Every time one of the main characters is going to kick the bucket and has a big emotional farewell, they end up being saved, rescued with time travel, rewritten as another character, or just plain not dying when they should have. Ali Larter, what the hell? Cold Snap's freeze scene was one of the most stunning deaths in the entire series, and they hand-wave her back in? It just makes everything have so much less emotional impact to keep doing this shit.
It's a Soap Opera. Just sad. I'd like to see them try another season, sure, because I like this sort of setting, and maybe they can do better. Claire's reveal, however irritatingly childish, has potential if they forget about trying to fight it and take the show in a new direction (Ha!) But I don't think it's going to happen.
first of all...yes i will agree that this season lacked a few things but to say that it was a complete waste of time is bullshit on the reviewers part...there is potential int he characters to get better next season this season was rock bottom and if the network agrees to a 5th season they will get better because now everything is changed and secondly i say fu to anybody who says that this whole entire show is crap
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