Was expecting this to be on par with Heroes, but it just falls short on so many points. It's painful to watch when you feel like the characters are dumber than yourself, and you just want them to act differently. It's like the show needs them to be dumb for it to work. Dr Lee Rosen should have been intelligent, he didn't seem clever at all. Why wasn't Nina's case comparable to the assassin's case? It's like nothing of what he said needed backing up, and it just made him seem stupid. As for the powers, they all seemed poor to me, except the mind-bending ability. If you are going to give people super powers then give them something really useful and visually satisifying. Don't ruin it all by making them dull and giving them major weaknesses. Everyone wants to see people flying, telekinetic movement, control of elements and so forth, why not? It's not like they are less believeable than what the series already has. A relatively smart average person could off all of them, easily, because their powers give them ridiculous weaknesses. I'm hugely dissapointed, maybe because I was a big fan of Heroes and this just fails to meet those expectations on so many levels. If you haven't seen Heroes yet and you want a series better than this, there's 4 seasons right there and I bet this one won't see a second.
Vampire Diaries is such a plastic show, so full of cliches and serious lack of good character development. It also seems like half the cast are models whose acting skills equal the ones of Kourtney Kardashian. Going with Charlie Hunnam of course, not only does he play a more intriguing character - and succeeding at that, but it's just sad to see all the mainstream vampire fanboys vote Ian up "BECAUSE HE IS SOOO HOT". If any vampire show should be taken into consideration, then it's True Blood, which actually has an interesting story to base itself off on in the first place.
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