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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 06:20 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Well, dunno that the range of characters affected tonight was so limited as you believe. Hiro, for a start, was directly affected by the episode, and he wasn't even in it.


    Hiro WAS in it. Did you miss it?

    Sean.

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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 07:00 AM EST
    I was perhaps speaking imprecisely. I meant that Masi Oka wasn't in it.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 08:10 AM EST
    well, I personally feel like this most recent episode rocketed the program into the realm of greatness. It's been my favorite show of the year since it started, but this most recent episode packed a mighty emotional wallop as well.
    I just really never cease to be impressed with what they're doing with the show.

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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 08:53 AM EST
    I rewatched the last episode last night with an uninitiated friend. It took us four hours to get through it! He refused to read any of the backstory, but wanted to watch it and have me tell him what was going on. So pretty much every scene was paused and I began, "okay, so what just happened here was....."

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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 09:16 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid] I rewatched the last episode last night with an uninitiated friend. It took us four hours to get through it! He refused to read any of the backstory, but wanted to watch it and have me tell him what was going on. So pretty much every scene was paused and I began, "okay, so what just happened here was....."



    You obviously have the patience of a saint. I would've decked him after the third pausing. Big Grin

    Pat

    "Don't play as if you've swallowed the metronome!" -- Nadia Boulanger
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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 09:22 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  actorguy] You obviously have the patience of a saint. I would've decked him after the third pausing. Big Grin

    Pat


    I'm sooo with you there.... on Monday nights I host our weekly D&D game. Lately, once 9 PM hits, I'm thinking at the guys: "OK, can we hurry up and kill this monster so you can go home and I can watch Heroes???!!???"

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     Wednesday, February 28 2007 @ 08:49 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  The Bachelor] Lost was once a great show, but isn't anymore. Now it just drags along at a horrible pace.


    I watched seasons 1 and 2 of Lost on DVD over the course of the past year. I've seen the first two eps of season 3, but need to acquire some more. I've heard this season hasn't been as good. It kind of lends some credence to the idea to take a really good show like Life on Mars and only plan for it to be on two years and then end it.

    /-edit-/

    wow, I finally watched my tape of Monday night's Heroes and you guys weren't kidding. That flat out rocked. The flash-back with Eccleston, the flash-back with Takei, the fireball ending with the crispy Claire. Eek!

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Wednesday, April 25 2007 @ 06:14 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  actorguy] You obviously have the patience of a saint. I would've decked him after the third pausing. Big Grin

    Pat


    I'm sooo with you there.... on Monday nights I host our weekly D&D game. Lately, once 9 PM hits, I'm thinking at the guys: "OK, can we hurry up and kill this monster so you can go home and I can watch Heroes???!!???"


    yeah, but the point was for this man who "hates anything with science fiction" to get over himself and watch the show. It worked. After the four hour event, he ended up renting the available "story up to this point" dvd from netflix and reading all the episode synopsises (synopsi? whatever) on Television Without Pity

    Now I've just got to get him over the Doctor Who hump (and get him away from cheering for the Green Bay Packers) and he'll be pretty darn close to a perfect male of the species. Laughing Out Loud

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     Wednesday, April 25 2007 @ 06:18 PM EDT
    So we are back in the game! Spoilers below!! please don't read farther if you haven't seen the episode.
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    Peter is dead then he isn't. Isaac is dead and he isn't indestructable (too bad, he was cute!). I was hoping that Parkman would leave HRG/Bennett in the jail cell. And I'm concerned about what Jessica's reaction will be when she finds Micah gone. It may be what is needed to get Nikki back in control.

    Anyone else have thoughts on the last episode?

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     Wednesday, April 25 2007 @ 08:29 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  mad4plaid] So we are back in the game! Spoilers below!! please don't read farther if you haven't seen the episode.
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    Peter is dead then he isn't. Isaac is dead and he isn't indestructable (too bad, he was cute!). I was hoping that Parkman would leave HRG/Bennett in the jail cell. And I'm concerned about what Jessica's reaction will be when she finds Micah gone. It may be what is needed to get Nikki back in control.

    Anyone else have thoughts on the last episode?
    I was glad that the Peter resurrection was handled in a way internally consistent with what we've seen so far on the show. I loved the Petrelli family dynamics, and that the "bastard child" was needed to give her uncle a reboot. I absolutely adore the performance of matriarch of the family, so any episode that features her heavily is going to immediately interest me.

    Yet again, HRGG and Suresh get their sides swtiched. Suresh just ain't a real great judge of character, is he? I howled at the fact that Parkman knew more than Bennett: "You're middle management", indeed!

    I thought Eric Roberts gave his best performance to date here, and am continuing to enjoy his character immensely. He's so quietly villainous, it makes me wish he could have a "take back" on his turn at the Master.

    Malcolm McDowell, whom I for some reason don't normally like that much, is proving quite well cast, and his perspectives are adding an interesting dynamic to the series—though I imagine comic fans will cry foul at him being an obvious blend of the post-Crisis Lex Luthor and the filmed Magneto.

    And Hiro and Ando continue to get the best cliffhangers.

    About the only thing really frustrating me right now with the series is the Jessica subplot, which hasn't really gone anywhere hugely more interesting since the reveal, long back, that Jessica's "bad". It's not unpleasant to watch or anything, but it's just kinda too "incredible Hulk in stilettos" for me. It's the one sub-plot that seems to be most about simple family drama and the least connected with the larger picture. I gather that's about to change, though, so all's eventually good on that front, too. That said, her character's been on "simmer" for a bit overlong. The kidnapping of Micah is sure to bring her much more into the center of things.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, April 25 2007 @ 10:01 PM EDT

    Hopefully Hiro will get over his fear of "Tampering" and after next week we should see some serious Temporial Engeneering in action. Imagine if the two "that we know of" time manlipulators play at diffrent results, in this day and age we could even vote for the result we want Wink .

    Cheers,
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     Wednesday, April 25 2007 @ 11:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]I thought Eric Roberts gave his best performance to date here, and am continuing to enjoy his character immensely. He's so quietly villainous, it makes me wish he could have a "take back" on his turn at the Master.


    Perhaps a fight to the finish between Roberts and Eccleston. A re-match of sorts, you might say... Wink

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     Thursday, April 26 2007 @ 10:10 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  joereform]
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]I thought Eric Roberts gave his best performance to date here, and am continuing to enjoy his character immensely. He's so quietly villainous, it makes me wish he could have a "take back" on his turn at the Master.


    Perhaps a fight to the finish between Roberts and Eccleston. A re-match of sorts, you might say... Wink


    Isn't Eccleston done with his episodes? I thought he was to be on only a few and they are all done. Could be wrong, of course. I'd like to see him back.

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     Tuesday, May 01 2007 @ 03:05 AM EDT
    I'm gonna make, as the MMM boys put it, a "very big call". "Five Years Gone" was the finest single hour of television I've ever seen.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 01:45 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] I'm gonna make, as the MMM boys put it, a "very big call". "Five Years Gone" was the finest single hour of television I've ever seen.


    Oh yes. I would be hard pressed to come up with a better hour (42 minutes, whatever) of television. I had the audible "GASP!" at least ten times while watching. There was emotional pull, there was suspense, there was terror AND sword play.

    How could it have been better? If there had been TWO hours Five Years On and we could have better explored more relationships and seen how non-Special humans reacted (that weren't in the government). I am greatly looking forward to the upcoming last episodes.

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