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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #1 on: 24 February, 2014, 12:03:43 PM »
I watched the first series and really enjoyed it. I didn't bother with the rest because I heard lots of negative things and it was on TV quite late.

The whole thing's on Netflix now so I was considering watching the rest. Any yays or nays?
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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #2 on: 24 February, 2014, 12:09:32 PM »
Enjoyed the first series. Watched about 4 episodes of series two and gave up (it was rubbish).

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #3 on: 24 February, 2014, 12:27:27 PM »
Enjoyed Season 1. Didn't enjoy Season 2 half so much. Didn't bother with others.

They sort of let the cat out of the bag a bit too early with the Cheerleader's blood being a cure all (including death. "Khaaaaaaannnnn!!!!"). I know that made it more comic booky but not very good for TV drama.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #4 on: 24 February, 2014, 12:55:27 PM »
The whole thing's on Netflix now so I was considering watching the rest. Any yays or nays?

Season 1 is pretty good, but also fairly shameless in robbing from various comic books sources. Season 2 had a lot of promise but was brutally truncated thanks to the writers' strike. Season 3 is where the rot started to set in and it began to suffer from that whole "trust us we know where this is going" thing that American TV series seem so fond of doing when they're actually just making it up as they went along.

Season 4 is terrible. I can barely remember it, but I recall it kept promising that threads were going to pull together, that something awesome was going to happen later in the series and then ended with a resounding 'Meh'.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #5 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »
Pretty much what everyone else said. The first season strummed my geek bean like a Hendrix solo. After that it slowly and painfully went to shit.

Can't see the point of bringing it back.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #6 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:23:53 PM »
Season 1 is pretty good, but also fairly shameless in robbing from various comic books sources.

Yeah defo this. It began to grate with me as the season went on and I abandoned it after the first season in a nerd boy huff. My wife however carried on and her feedback and the bits I saw of the second meant I never tried to catch up and she left it there was well.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #7 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:31:32 PM »
Tedious arsewater.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #8 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:36:29 PM »
I loved Season 1, I still think as a standalone series it's one of the most enjoyable things I've seen on telly.

It immediately started to slide at the start of Season 2 though, it felt really obvious that they hadn't really thought much beyond the first fairly contained story when they were conceiving it. Sort of in the same way Lost seemed to panic a bit when it got renewed for a second season (and never recovered in my opinion).

Obviously it's all a matter of personal taste, but people seem to be in universal agreement on the Heroes Season 1 Good All Other Seasons Bad thing.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #9 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:41:07 PM »
So thats a resounding 'shite', then?

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #10 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:52:19 PM »
Their biggest mistake was not creating and sticking to restraints on characters' powers. Sylar became so powerful that the only thing standing between him and world domination was that he was a bit of an idiot, which doesn't make for gripping TV.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #11 on: 24 February, 2014, 01:53:23 PM »
Never liked Heroes so I don't care if it comes back.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #12 on: 24 February, 2014, 03:05:20 PM »
Does the world really need another superhero show that's so ashamed of it's own superhero conceit it has to hide it by putting everyone in dark jackets?
Ten years ago it was a great way to stripmine comics writers' ideas without acknowledging the source material or paying any money to the original creators, but actual superheroes are serious mainstream business now and - Man of Steel's self-loathing streak aside - popular culture doesn't seem to need superheroes-by-stealth stories as much as it used to.

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #13 on: 24 February, 2014, 03:10:47 PM »

That was a show with too many plot-holes!

And this is good link to explain how Heroes Jumped the Shark!

http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2009/03/04/the-top-10-times-heroes-has-jumped-the-shark/

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Re: Heroes Uncancelled
« Reply #14 on: 24 February, 2014, 03:52:09 PM »
only if hiro returns will I watch it.
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