Heroes is back! So far over the last two weeks I have enjoyed the new season of Heroes. The first two episodes have been a nice treat in getting reacquainted with some of my favorite characters after last year’s anti-climatic and disappointing season finale along with meeting a few new faces. So far the creators have done a respectable job in wrapping up loose storylines and providing updates to a majority of the Heroes we meet last season.However there are a few issues that I have found that is diminishing my Heroes experience so far.
- The commercials – okay I know that commercials pay the bills and being one of the hottest shows on TV, the buy time is a huge money maker for GE. But come on…every 7 or so minutes there was a commercial break. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that the actual show time is less than 40 minutes. Boy, I feel cheated.
- Okay I like Hiro and love that he transported to feudal Japan, but really…you can see this story thread a mile way. Hiro is actually the hero of his childhood. His travel back in time is not accident; it is part of the timeline and Hiro’s development as a hero. I have seen this one several times in Star Trek. Any new ideas?
- What is up with the entire product placement? First it was Nissan. You remember the car that Claire received from HRG for her birthday…Yeah a Nissan Rogue. It is the same model that Nissan was pushing in all their commercials during episode one. Between the enormous amount of commercials and now product placement, I am wondering if I am watching an info-commercial that has a story.
- Characters. I thought Lost had a huge cast, but Lost has nothing on Heroes. Every time I turn around a new actor/actress has signed onto Heroes. Who will it be this week? To be honest, I have a hard enough time keeping everything straight from last season. Now I have all these new connections and characters to track. Before long I will need to map the whole Heroes tree/universe in Visio just to keep me sane!
Okay, with all that off my chest I am now ready to see where this season takes us and let’s hope the season will be as good as the hype.