My new favourite hateshow - Heroes!
WARNING.. MAJOR SPOILERS!
Hello, i've been watching all the first season of Heroes for the past few days, and to begin with, i thought it was going to be different from the rest of the shows with people who have superpowers, or, other latent weird abillities... Alas, it is not!
Not only are the people who have their powers too stupid to use them, or in denial, or megalomaniacal(Sylar), but the the continuation of the show seems to rely on peoples weak and totally illogical actions(The peak of it all, when Hiro Nakamura decided to thrust the sword into sylar and then just turn around and look confused, leaving the most dangerous and insane man known in the entire show, lying on the ground with a pulse..)
Why does all shows have to rely on other peoples mistakes to continue? "Woops i fucked up, but hey, this should do for few more episodes!"
I haven't watched alot of super fancy american shows with great reviews, but if all shows continue to be like this, i'd rather watch grass grow or paint dry..
Anyone feeling me here?
The people in "Heroes" who have special powers are so afraid or stupid not to use them that its their inabillity that keeps the show going. Jesus christ Peter Petrelli had atleast two lethal abillities, one of which, no, two of which Sylar didnt have.. Peter could have used his power of flight and the monster strenght he got from "Jessica" to pound the shit out of Sylar. But nooo.. he'll just stare at the guy who's about to kill everyone he cares for and use none of his abillities. DAMN his future self had atleast some power of action..
Also, When D.L. took a bullet for Nikki, it was a stupid move.. he could have just pushed her out of sight and go all "immaterial" on linderman, choking his sorry ass to hell..
And the examples go on and on!
WHY does shows rely on this stupidity to keep the shows going? AArrgh!
I am just going to let you know. You are going to get flamed. I don't watch the show much,but there are some hard core fans here.
No. S/He's entitled to his/her own opinions. Yiddy raises the same arguments that have been made since the dawn of superheroes in media. Yeah its great s/he can think of wonderful ways things could have gone to make it "better" but hey...thats how the writers wrote it so deal with it or change the channel.
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those are good points. i do feel though, that Heroes started out *really* well, and felt a lot different than other shows with superpowers. it got more disappointing later on (for reasons you mentioned, plus felt more generic as it went on).
Yeah, I get pissed off at it too some times, but I've learned to just enjoy watching the show. Thats what it is with superhero stories, if they knew how to use their powers then it would be boring, cause losing would be hard. It's just like a horror movie, if the teens purusing around at night were the least bit intelligent, then you wouldn't have them splitting up, and therefore it would be less interesting when they run away when the first guy dies and the movie lasts two minutes or so.
I am unable to simply enjoy what I'm watching, when what I am watching is falling to shit right in front of me.
Superhero stories have unlimited potential, and the journey is what makes a story.
You say that if they knew how to use their powers then it would be boring. I disagree wholeheartedly.
Rather that having a generic fight scene, battles should be thought out, intelligence should be used rather than cheap choreography. Also with the varied characters that the show had, not a single one went out of this mold. Sure, peter was getting to know his powers, but there is no excuse in walking towards the man you know is the source of the power that you receive to blow up.
The series had me till about episode 17. I will be watching the new series as I hope they fix their past mistakes.
^But right from the beginning them knowing how to use their powers? The growth is part of the superhero story. I was a little ticked at Peter's hesitativeness and unwillingness to kill Sylar, but that was it.
The bit that pissed me off the most was when Seresh (I can't spell his name, the indian guy) fucking HAD Sylar on a platter, powerless and he pussyfooted around killing him for some stupid ass reason.
Oh, yeah, God for being such an 'intelligent guy', that was a really stupid move.
Nice feedback! I was seriously expecting a load of ranting and flaming towards me. But i see alot of people feel the same way i do about it..
And you, Tetnubis got it all right.. An Anime show like Naruto doesn't really put the whole "destiny, good and evil"-theme in their fights. Whoever has the most fighting knowledge, and intelligence, wins(atleast in most of the fights i've seen, exept for naruto, who'll just die and get revived by the single most powerful creature in the entire show).
What i thought the people "Heroes" was gonna be like, was just like that. But noo..
They need to move out of the cliché way of telling a story and make it more exciting and realistic!
Also i thought of one more example.. *SPOILER!!!*
in episode 23 when they decided that it was best to let 2 people die instead of shooting peter and removing the bullet from his skull afterwards(comeon.. if he can regenerate the tissue destroyed from having a piece of glass thrust into his head, he can repair a bullet wound..)
Thank you for the response! we'll wait and see if they do some more exciting in the next season!