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20 August 2007 @ 01:33 pm
 
This week's mondaysabitch:


1. What percent of your pants are denim?
Perhaps at least, 85%. I have jeans and jean-shorts.

2. What are your thoughts on the WWE? Entertaining? Irritating? Worst invention ever?
Honestly, I really don't bother with wrestling all that much. As far as I'm concerned it's just mindless entertainment about watching men (and sometimes women) beat the crap out of each other in gaudy/ridiculous costumes, pretending to be at each other's throats. I'm guessing everyone knows that these kinds of wrestling shows are all staged and choreographed, so it doesn't interest me.

3. Have you seen any movies recently that you would consider to be in the class of "greatest movies of all time"?
Perhaps not the "greatest movie of all time", but The Bourne Ultimatum.

4. Have you ever denied having a livejournal/blog?
The question has never come up, so I don't tell. I get the "do you have a MySpace" question quite frequently though, which I gladly denounce. It seems that site is a popular thing nowadays and I seriously don't understand why.

5. If you were able to travel anywhere in the world, with any two people (alive, dead, real or fictional) as your traveling companions, where would you go, and who would come with you?
Oh, this question had to be asked! I think I'd have Shawn Spencer (Psych) and Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica) and I think we'd be traveling all over the world, to be honest. Like you didn't see that cop-out answer from miles away. Why Shawn and Kara? Honestly, could you see the crazy antics we'd get into? We'd be causing trouble left and right, with Shawn and his recall ability and Kara and her kickass ability; going partying, sightseeing and possibly doing some damage in the process. We'd rule the world!


So, it appears based on the list aelora had posted that there's at least 21 new characters for season two of Heroes. Having no knowledge of whether they're major or minor in their roles, there's at least one particular new casting spoiler that has everyone talking.

Kristen Bell is joining Heroes.

There seems to be some debate and fuss over all these casting choices for new characters, and I have to say I was particularly surprised at this recent announcement about Kristen's involvement in the show. Some aren't quite sure how this'll pan out, and if Bell is right enough for a show like Heroes. Though this is seemingly based off of what everyone knows from her role as Veronica Mars, and who's to say she's going to get the same kind of role on Heroes? I understand the annoyance with Veronica, especially after the last two desctructive seasons of VMars. However Kristen isn't Veronica, and I don't think we have the right to judge her before we've seen her in action in this particular role. I have faith in Kring and Co. and their casting choices, and I know Kristen will do fine. Who knows? Perhaps she'll surprise us with what she'll bring to the table with this character.

With The Big List casting of new characters for the upcoming season, fans are becoming worried about how this'll effect the original characters and the show. Kring had mentioned before that they originally planned on having a rotating cast, with possibly keeping some of the original from the first go-around, but that has changed and almost everyone from the first season is returning. In my opinion, I don't think these new characters are going to be there for the full season. It IS Heroes after all, characters can, and most likely will, wind up dead/missing/whatever. Sure, there's a gigantic list of 21 new characters, but I doubt they'll be added onto the main cast. Most I think will be featured in some episodes, weaving in and out of the main S2 plot, but not overtaking the screen. It does seem overwhelming, but generally the worries and fears of fans about wanting a good, well-written and well-recieved season is slightly becoming an obsession. I admit, I'm there too. I don't want this show, which has become my top favorite show, to end up in a dirty rut of disappointment like LOST or VMars. Season One was fantastic, and I really want the second season to be just as amazing if not better.

Casting news aside, I have utmost faith in Kring and Co. and hopefully he doesn't get a big-head over things or become too overconfident in his workings. Though it seems he's well aware of the fanbase and everything omg the hoyay and geekiness just keeps on coming, so I think if anything he'll know better than to piss off those dedicated fans with misguided decisions on things.


Though you know who I would absolutely LOVE to see guest-star on Heroes? Edward James Olmos. Now anyone from the BSG would do really, but I think Edward would do wonderful in that kind of setting. Him and Mary McDonnell. Can you imagine? That would be frakking fantastic!

ETA: The thought just occurred to me that maybe some of the new characters could be for Origins. I don't know if this is true, but that's my guess for having such an expanded casting list.
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Mcarpesomediem on August 20th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
I think Heroes is trying to do what shows like Lost did, introduce new characters that are already part of the show's universe that we didn't see during the season. It's a good way to tell a story, but it also can drive fans away, with Lost, there weren't too many other options to introduce characters, other than the Others, really, but they introduced many more survivors of the flight and it worked... but potentially 22 new characters? That's... overkill, I think.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I see what you mean. Heroes, unlike LOST, have endless possibilities because there are plenty of people on The List with abilities. LOST is limited to that, and they have nothing else going on for them when having new characters because nothing else gets solved with the huge mysteries. Whereas with Heroes, the new character can/will be connected to the larger picture.

It may seem like overkill, though if Kring is smart he'll gradually introduce these characters as the season unravels, not just dump them in a few episodes.
M: CSI: Cath - teh coolcarpesomediem on August 20th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Heroes also utilizes different media, like the web comics, and what-not; they could introduce characters that way, too. Even through something with webisodes would be good, too, because the Heroes fandom is so large, people will invest time in watching eps online, y'know?
Renée: BoA.rogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oooh, webisodes would be awesome. Though, this has me thinking, with all those new character announced are we SURE it's for S2 and not Heroes: Origins? Because that will have new characters featured not in the original series, so that would make some amount of sense.

I like the introduction to the online graphic novels. I mean, that's how we discovered Hana Gitelman, who was only featured in at least two episodes for limited screentime. So perhaps that could be another possibility.
M: CSI: Cath - Beaniecarpesomediem on August 20th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah... webisodes would be awesome. It'd draw a lot of traffic, too. The whole face of television is changing with how shows reach viewers, and I hope for the show's sake, NBC takes advantage of that and doesn't throw so many characters at us this season that it's one big confusion.
Renée: Kara Thrace. Sharpshooter.rogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
I like how television options are changing. Watching episodes online, downloading onto your iPod, webisodes and mini-sodes, graphic novels. Definitely the dawn of a new era for media promotions.

and I hope for the show's sake, NBC takes advantage of that and doesn't throw so many characters at us this season that it's one big confusion.

Which is why I'm going with my thought of at least some of those new characters being part of Heroes: Origins, since none of the main cast will be featured in those episodes. It would make sense, seeing if they're connected to the bigger plot it can add to the season's mysteries and REALLY become interesting.
M: CSI: Cath - Drawing guncarpesomediem on August 20th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree with you more! I watch TV on my iPod, on the web and on the actual TV now, and it's an amazing way to see so many different sides of the story. I'm particularly pleased with how networks handled shows that were cancelled last season, like the Black Donnellys, and showed the remaining eps online.

Yeah, it seems most of the new characters would be on Origins as opposed to the show; I'm sure the big name stars signed will be seen on the main show, lol.
glassnowdrop on August 20th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
hmm i don't know what i think about heroes anymore...i'm hoping it won't go all lost-like cos i didn't like lost. but mostly cos they didn't answer any questions!!!!

kristen bell...interesting.

i would love to see bsg stars on heroes, that would be awesome.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 20th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
I think the huge list of new characters is generally who's going to be featured in S2, some might not even have a large role at all. At least, I don't think so. I also don't think the show will go towards the LOST direction, because we do get answers to the questions without revealing everything, you know? And with every new character introduced there's a reason behind it. LOST is just...weird. They're all trapped on a freaking island, who else is going to be on there that we don't already know (aside from the reptitive flashbacks that are just boring all to hell).

LOST has no definite idea where they're headed, while Kring does. So there's that difference. But I understand your fear, as it is mine as well that Heroes will become a senseless entertainment show that's all about the ratings and no substance that makes sense to its audience.

Adding BSG actors would be awesome. I mean, if they could have George Takei and Malcolm-fucking-McDowell on the show, why not Adama or Roslin? *g*
glassnowdrop on August 20th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
i like having answers to my questions, and so far heroes has been very good like that. i got so tired of lost, but heroes can actually go for a long time without getting boring, there are so many stories to tell!

bsg actors would be awesome!
you'll be smarter and you'll stay twenty-three.: [bell] all eyes are on me now.arie_turner on August 21st, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm really excited about the new cast additions, especially Kristen Bell. Probably and mostly because I loved her on VM, but also i think she would make a damn good villain! I hope she gets a kick-ass superpower.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 21st, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
Assuming that her role will guarantee her a power. She may just be involved with a storyline connected to the plot somehow, of course I haven't read anything regarding where her character stands and her part.

I'm thrilled that KBell has gotten back into television, not exactly sure how to approach the Heroes matter but overall it should be interesting.
you'll be smarter and you'll stay twenty-three.: [btvs] bright and sunny young thangs.arie_turner on August 21st, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
I think it would be disppointing to see her on Heroes and not have a power.

I'm glad she's picking up a new role so soon. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how she handles it.
Jennifer: sam_jojenniferkaos on September 1st, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
you know back in the day guys/girls used to ask for each others numbers. now it's 'can I have your myspace page?' HAHA. It's quite funny actually.

I heard about the fuss with Kristen Bell joining Heroes. I don't know much about her because I never watched Veronica Mars. I do know that she can't be that bad of an actress. I mean, look how long Veronica Mars was around. No one has the right to form an opinion until they see what that person can do.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 1st, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Which irritates me, because for one not everyone has a MySpace and secondly, if I did have one I wouldn't use it therefore it would be pointless. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd rather exchange phone numbers than URL addresses.

I agree, which is why all this worrisome talk over what S2 is going to be like shouldn't be of any concern unless we see how it all plays out first. But I already discussed that in my most recent post. Although while Veronica Mars did last three seasons it lost the majority of its fanbase's interest during the second and third, but that was mainly for the direction the show was going in, not Kristen's acting. I'm curious as to what role she'll be portraying, and it's been confirmed she'll be in at least 13-episodes, so it should be interesting.
Jennifer: samwjenniferkaos on September 3rd, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
I have a myspace page and I'll admit I used to spend all hours of the days on it, but as I've grown, I've strayed away from it. There are some friends of mine that use it and I'll comment but other than that, I don't use it.

I honestly think everyone needs to shut their mouths and stop forming opinions before they see what happens. If she goes on the show and she totallly sucks, then yeah, go ahead and make opinions. SPN is the same way when it comes to fans forming opinions before they know what happens. Then, the creators have to rewrite their ideas and such. It frustrating. Does that make sense?
Renée: Gina. Brave little toaster.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
SPN is the same way when it comes to fans forming opinions before they know what happens. Then, the creators have to rewrite their ideas and such. It frustrating. Does that make sense?

I certainly understand, and that's precisely what happened with VMars actually. Fans were having really strong opinions about certain things, and then Rob Thomas pretty much listened to what the fans wanted rather than what he had in mind for the story/plot arcs. Which ruined the show, in my opinion. I just hope that Kring knows what he's doing and doesn't stray away from his original ideas for what he believes is good for the show.
Jennifer: pinkjenniferkaos on September 4th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
Rob Thomas? isn't he the guy from Matchbox 20? haha

in my opinion, fans should just stop voicing their opinions. it's ok to have one but don't voice it so much that the creators listen to your every word. it's their show. they should make it the way they want it. since when did watching tv stop being fun?
Renée: Gabriel Gray. Cute!rogueslayer452 on September 4th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
Same name, different person. ;)

I don't think fans should stop voicing their opinions, but they shouldn't hold strongly towards the creator to do something about something they dislike or want more of. I mean, with Heroes originally they wanted to have an ever-so-changing cast throughout the series, but because the fans expressed their love for the main characters Kring decided to change that idea, but still introduce new characters here and there. So, voicing opinion can be a good thing...but fans shouldn't abuse that power. Also, the creators should have the willpower to know what works and what doesn't.
Jennifer: nathanscottjenniferkaos on September 9th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I agree with you. when fans start doing that, watching tv stops being fun. you wanna be surprised when watching a show and when you know what to expect, it's not good.