The long drought is now over and I can finally get back into my TV viewing pattern. Heroes may not be the first show of a new season that I am watching but it is one of the most looked forward to on my list.
When last season ended we were left with a few big questions.
- Season ender questions
- Why is Hiro back in Feudal Japan and what will happen to him?
- Sylar, I thought he was dead?
- Peter and Nathan, dead or alive?
Yeah I know there were a host of other questions but these are the main ones I was left with after last season ended.
Now that the first show has aired a few of these questions have been answered but not all.
We still do not know what happened to Sylar but we do know both Peter and Nathan survived Peter going nuclear. I think Nathan became a drunk because he feels guilty over Peter's death but... didn't he win an election? Shouldn't he be in D.C. now?
You might have missed it but in one scene Nathan looked at himself in a mirror and saw himself covered in radiation burns. I know Nathan can fly but how did he survive all that radiation with no after effects?
Claire is now going to school somewhere else but the school is just like all other high schools. She has a run in with some cheerleaders and a strange boy that is trying to get her to admit to being special. A boy that can fly! Is this another one of Nathan's kids?
As for Claire's dad. Both my wife and i silently cheered when he grabbed his annoying boss's finger and proceeded to lay the smack down on him! Woot for the office store workers!
Does anyone know why the symbol of the Kensai is so important in the story?
What about Hiro? It was a bit of a crushing blow when he found out his great Japanese hero was actually a man from England with no desire to be a hero. will Hiro persuade this man to become great or will Hiro don the armor and become the great Kensai himself? Will Hiro become his own grandfather so to speak?
What's up with Peter? He just appears inside an empty cargo container handcuffed to the wall? It looks like he has amnesia. I guess being blown to bits and frying up in a nuclear blast can have that sort of effect on people, it just does not explain why the superman of the show is so easily bound inside a cargo container.
What of those two coming up from South America? I have a feeling they have some sort of joint mutation where she becomes a killing machine when removed from the calming presence of her brother. We'll learn more about them as the series moves on.
Now we also know how the super secret hero society funds itself, they have a man who can turn anything into gold! Which begs one question, why the heck would they send him out on missions? Isn't he far to valuable to the cause to risk him getting killed somewhere?
What I did not like
It was a long summer and I was eagerly awaiting the return of Heroes. I am similarly awaiting the return of Lost but that will not be back until next year. So, after all this time and waiting what did I not like about the episode?
Content wise I think it was all good. By saying, "four months later" the writers were able to skim over what happened in the intervening time and possibly cover it again later. That is all well and good.
So what is my complaint? I watched it on TV and the product placement/sponsorship was over the top. Claire's father just happens to give her the same car being advertised during all of the commercial breaks? Not only that but they played the same commercial during all of the commercial breaks!
I started getting vertigo watching that commercial and had to take my glasses off while it was airing.
I understand TV producers looking for new ways to make money and fight the ad blockers and time shifters who fast forward through commercials but couldn't you be a bit more subtle?
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