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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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Renée: Cara. Warrior.rogueslayer452 on June 2nd, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
It probably would have, but perhaps with a little more explanation? Or not, judging with how they were doing things on the show.

I read somewhere that someone was blaming the writer's strike for Heroes downfall, which is kind of ridiculous because many shows were suffering from the strike in general but all got back on their feet. Heroes has been struggling to find their ground for a long while now and they've had time to get their shit together. So, it's all about poor direction and poor writing.
icecoldrain: Supernatural - Sam is Harry Pottericecoldrain on June 2nd, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
I read somewhere that someone was blaming the writer's strike for Heroes downfall
lol, it was already starting to spin out. If there wasn't a writers strike, the show would have still gone downhill. They had more then enough time to get it together, but it just got worse. It seemed like they kept turning back to what was popular(flashbacks/flashforwards, Sylar, Claire jumping off of something to feel human, Hiro saving the world by time travel), instead of fixing it.
Renée: Castiel. Prayer Circle!rogueslayer452 on June 2nd, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Never mind the lame attempt of the "lesbian kiss" between Claire and her roommate in order to gain more of an audience again. lol Also yeah, the fact that every single character never did anything to change and just stayed relatively the same without much development made everything much worse in the long run.

The show really turned into a train wreck, and just reading up on those that defend those mistakes are amongst the lulziness of the entire thing.
icecoldrain: Supernatural - Sam is Harry Pottericecoldrain on June 2nd, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot about that. And Claire needing to "feel human" came up way more then it should of. It was like we get it, she can heal and doesn't feel human because of it. Stop bringing it up when she's falling of a building or cutting her hand or something.

Wait they backtracked on Sylar, took the HBICness away from Angela, and tood HRG badass-ness away instead of further developing them lol.
Renée: BSG. Cylon women are ftw.rogueslayer452 on June 2nd, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
They also placed Mohinder into the background then completely forgot about him, even though he was a primary main character of the cast as well. I think that's the saddest thing out of them all for me, because he was my favorite character and yet they mistreated him and pushed him off to the side. Plus, the show completely backhanded Sendhil when he tried to get an offer for another show even though they were hardly using him. :/

They also wrote off Molly and Micah and Monica without any explanation, and made Matt a complete douche.

It's just, so much fail regarding this show it's so laughable now when you think about all the bullshit they tried. It also makes you wonder now that the show is over what the actors can now say about the show and how it ended up, since they're no longer contracted.