Heroes…Um…Yeah

HeroesI was very unimpressed with tonights season 2 opener. After a steller season one, I was dissappointed in the final episode. Not that it was a bad resolution to the story, but that the episode lacked the intensity that the entire season had.
This season opener was more of the same. The story was good, it was just executed poorly. From Nathan’s beard, to HRGs stereotypical boss and subsequent dinner table talk, it was a bore to watch. I would have gotten just as much enjoyment (maybe more) if I had read the short story, or comic book version of the episode.

One of the only bright spots was the interraction between Ando and Hiro’s father, which was sadly put to and end by the death of Mr. Nakamura. Now he may not be dead, but killing him off (even though we saw it coming) put a bigger damper on an already slow episode.

I’m not critisizing the story, but the execution of the story. Maybe it can be chalked up to bad directing, I don’t know. But the passion I have for watching Heroes is dwindling (though my passion for the story continues).

Kristen Bell is a Hero

In some incredible casting news, the former Veronica Mars has been cast for a 13 episode arch in next season of Heroes. TVGuide's Ausiello has a terrific inteview:

 

But I have social relationships with a lot of the people that work on Heroes, through so many random connections. So it was sort of funny that so many of my friends had been working on this show. I spent a lot of time with a few of them at Comic-Con. I was actually sitting on the train [back from San Diego] with Zachary Quinto and Masi Oka and some of the writers were on the train and they were like, "Hey, if you ever want to come on Heroes, give us a call!" And I sort of joked back, "I'd love that!" Later on I said to Zach, "Hey, if they were serious, I would love to work with you guys." And somehow, somebody made it happen.

 

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Kevin Smith to Direct Heroes Spinoff

At ComicCon in San Diego last week, it was annouced that Kevin Smith will be writing/directing an episode (possibly the 1st) of Heroes:Origins.

From Kevin Himself at SilentBobSpeaks.com

Yes – I’m directing an episode (maybe the first episode) of the “Heroes” spinoff “Heroes: Origins”. It’s gonna be fun, to say the least. Big thanks to Tim Kring and Jeph Loeb for not only inviting me to play in their sandbox, but to pop in on their panel with the news. I’m a huge fan of the show, and now to be a part of it is pretty amazing.

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