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Is Heroes Primed for a Comeback?

In a recent Entertainment Weekly article, Heroes creator Tim Kring admitted the show is broken. He critiques the show and cites many of the same problems fans did, including: the slow pace, lack of drama, rookie handling, Hiro’s too-long sidetrack and Claire’s stilted romance story line. (See my gripes.)

After openly saying the show sucks, I have to give credit to the November 5th episode. While not perfect (I still think the writers make plot choices solely the purpose of drama with no regard to believability and consistency) it did show some of the magic that kept me watching in season 1.

Could this be the turnaround for the show? Is Heroes back on track?

EW says the next two episodes maintain that same quality. That’s a good sign. There is also, of course, the writers’ strike to consider, but I’m hopeful that the show will someday reclaim its former status (overrated as it was). My fingers remain crossed…this show has so much potential…

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

5 Comments on Is Heroes Primed for a Comeback?

  1. Anonymous // November 8, 2007 at 1:14 am //

    You guys should change the name of this blog to

  2. I have to agree, John. When the episode ended I said, “Hmm, is the show really all that bad?” There were frustrating bits, as usual, but on the whole a very good episode.

  3. >>You guys should change the name of this blog to

    You should have seen us back when we discovered Firefly. Then BSG. I think would have more staying power. (H)

  4. There are certainly some slow points this season, and we’re finding a greater degree of predictability, but the questions being raised I find are somewhat enticing, I’m hopeful of a good season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. When the creator says the show is broken and regurgitate whatever fans say, doesn’t it seem like he’s just paying lip-service so people will keep watching to buy time? That is, if those greedy TV writers (not to be confused with the real book writers that we all love here) ever decide they want to work again!

    I’ll tell ya, not to sound like a broken record or anything, but this [TV] writer strike is the best thing that has happened to TV since, well, TV! Hopefully, it will clear off a lot of the crap that’s in the current lineups…

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