Saturday, March 10, 2007
Heroes... I love this show. I was skeptical when I first heard the premise. Another superhero rip off show. I was wrong. It has tremendous potential. Oh mind you, I'm a little disappointed at how slow the storyline drags along from time to time, but if you watch the shows in blocks, as I did when was rerun on a marathon on the Sci Fi channel, then it gallops into a cohesive tale.
Although I am tempted to throw more accolades onto the heap, let me instead say what I said to my wife last week: "I will finish this season and then wait until Season Two is on DVD rather than watch it week to week." Why? Consider that "Heroes" is now on its second break of its first season. Fans who sat on the edge of their seats now have to wait until the end of April for the series to resume. WTF?
When "Battlestar Gallactica" started this, I nodded. Okay, a science fiction show, it probably needs time to get its effects together. And I would rather have a break than watch a bunch of reruns. But two breaks? TWO??!!! No. I draw the line there.
In the last two years I have watched several series on DVD. I've watched the entire X-Files, except for the last two seasons (I'll be finishing that this summer). I've watched "Millenium", "The Shield", "Rescue Me" and "24" in the same way. At times my wife and I would kick back on a Saturday night and after some fooling around watch Jack Bauer for a four hour block torture his way into our hearts. What struck us was how well the continuity of some of these shows worked when watched that way. And sometimes, how tired one became of recurring storylines.
Of course, it's tough to stay away from a show because you want to wait for the DVD. I've been sorely tempted to watch a little of "Lost"'s current season. Just a peak. But nope, I'm keeping my resolve so I can watch it on DVD, without commercials, without having to wait weeks while they interrupted airings.
So, I say of "Heroes", one of the three television shows that I watch as aired: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. After this season, I won't be watching you until Season Two's DVD is available. The whole season. And they better not do what BSG does, release Season 2.1 and then 2.2.