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01 June 2010 @ 02:46 pm
Day 11: "Remember when it used to be good?"  
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you


Heroes



I'll be brutally honest here, there's been no other show that became such a huge disappointment like Heroes turned out to be. It crashed and burned so hard, so fast, that I'm not even angry, just vastly disappointed.

Anyone that's known me for a long while knows that I was completely enthralled with this show. I really loved it you guys, seriously. Season one is what drew me in, hell it's what drew many people in. It had an interesting concept, a television show that was molded into a live action comic book in a way, which I thought was really cool when it first premiered. I remembered watching the promo videos of Claire jumping off the cliff and then reattaching her limbs, and thought, "wow, this looks to be very interesting!" And yes, the first season was incredible and completely original. Sadly, that was the only season the show had that had any kind of originality and consistency. I liked S2 well enough, despite the writer's strike and some issues here and there, but it wasn't until the beginning of the third season that I just stopped completely. Because it wasn't Heroes anymore. It was like they completely abandoned what they originally sought out the show to be and just completely fucked everything up. Just the random shit they did, continuity errors, character assassinations, the fact they made it "all about Sylar and the Petrellis" without any acknowledgment of other characters, lack of consideration with the show's timeline and consistency which made everything entirely confusing. Just the writing in general pretty much stunk as time went on, and it's clear they were just making shit up as they went along.

Never mind the mistreatment not only their characters but their actors as well, the unexpected firing of a particular actor controversy really places icing on that cake.

Plus there's Kring making promise after promise about "fixing things" that were wrong about the show, and yet never delivering on those promises. In fact the more they tried to clean it up the more fucked up they made it. The show just dug itself deeper into that hole, which led to the inevitable cancellation.

Just, this show had such amazing potential in the beginning. I don't know what happened, whether it was their lack of knowing where they wanted to go with it or the pressures of the NBC network due to it being their top-rated show and they grew big heads because of it, but somewhere in the middle of season two and onward they just were lacking what they originally had before and it's just, sad. Incredibly sad to see a show that had something going for it to just bomb like this so fast. It could have been great, but it had major issues and failed on so many levels. And I have never fallen out of love for a show faster than I have with Heroes, and that's just sad to even say.


Masterlist of days here.

Interestingly there's going to be a new NBC fall show, The Cape, which seems to be a replacement for Heroes in a sense, except it looks to have an actual story and plot. And it'll have Summer Glau involved which, anything with Summer is guaranteed to be something worthwhile so, yay. Let's hope the show is what it appears to be from the trailer.

But what's this I hear about them thinking of rebooting Alias? I didn't watch the show but from my understanding it's only been five years since it ended, isn't that too early to start thinking about a reboot?
 
 
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 1st, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
I think I watched the first season of Heroes. But I was never really in love with it, and lost interest as it seemed to go nowhere.

And rebooting Alias? Say huh? "The new series would have some elements of the original that propelled Jennifer Garner to stardom. However, they'd skip the intricate mythology involving the Rambaldi prophecy." So basically, it would just be a hot chick in tight outfits kicking ass. What's interesting about that? Story, people, we need story. But yeah, way too soon for a reboot. If they want a spy show, develop a new one.
Renée: LotS. Kahlan/Cara.rogueslayer452 on June 2nd, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
The first season definitely had something going for the show, it had much potential and I really liked where things were heading. But after the finale and when they went into other seasons they just lost their sense of direction of what they wanted to do with it.

So basically, it would just be a hot chick in tight outfits kicking ass. What's interesting about that? Story, people, we need story.

Exactly. I haven't watched the show but I know everything needs some kind of story behind it, otherwise there would be no substance. Lacking of mythology or any kind of mystery in the plot is won't go well with people who continue watching to discover what happens next. I mean, I love girls that kick ass and all but there needs to be something more. Without it, it would be kind of ridiculous. There is no need for a reboot anyway if they're going to be doing that, they really need to create something else than rebooting everything out there.