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     Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 02:32 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.

    As big a statement as that is, it'd actually be pretty hard to make a case otherwise. For most of the last few episodes, I felt that each was better than the one before, and this week was definitely no exception. I already feel bad for next week's episode, because it's gonna be tough to top "FYG". But if any TV show can do it, this one can.

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     Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 02:50 PM EDT

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed are Kings
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     Monday, May 28 2007 @ 06:42 PM EDT
    I'm finally getting caught up on all of my backlogged Heroes. I just finished watching Five Years Gone. Fricking awesome. This show rocks. I couldn't believe what a dick Nathan was being, then (don't know why I didn't see it coming) the big reveal it's Sylar after absorbing the shapeshifter's power. When he reached through the wall, I was like "Crap, he killed DL sometime in the past, too." I'm a little suprised that no one has been posting about the finale. I guess that's good for me, since I haven't seen it yet. I was just peeking here against my better judgement when I saw the last show talked about was FYG. I've been trying to avoid anyone who has seen the finale so I don't get spoiled at all. We'll be watching the final three eps tonight. Big Grin

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 12:30 AM EDT
    Yeah, I haven't posted here in the past few weeks cause I really didn't want to risk spoiling anything for anyone. But I did find the payoff of the finale satisfying and to be honest quite surprising. I was sorta shocked what they chose to resolve, and what they chose to leave dangling for the future. It's such a long story arc, it's gonna take at least until the end of next season I think to fully appreciate all the nuances and threads. It's the most satisfying, unpredictable ride I've had on network television in, well, ever.

    "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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     Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 12:38 AM EDT


    Must say that even though the final reslove was not really satifying to me, I really did enjoy the ride.
    I hope for better realization of Hiro in the future.

    Cheers,
    Mike M.

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 10:17 AM EDT
    after FYG I found the finale a bit anti-climatic. I am kind of sad that less people seemed to die than I thought would (DL, for example). And of course, the trail of blood into the sewer was not a shock at all.... any comic fanboy (or fangirl) saw that coming a mile away.

    supremacy is relative
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     Wednesday, July 25 2007 @ 05:53 PM EDT
    Heroes has just premiered in the UK tonight.

    The first two episodes back-to-back - each (without adverts) 40mins long.

    Luckly as it was aired on BBC 1 it was also shown on the BBC HD Preview channel - which I watched.

    After the two episodes they had a short 'Making of' programme - and guess what? Anthony Head was the narrator again.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, July 25 2007 @ 05:59 PM EDT
    Yes, I watched it too - it's the first time I've ever seen it. I liked it. It wasn't what I expected, but I did enjoy it.

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Wednesday, July 25 2007 @ 06:03 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight] Yes, I watched it too - it's the first time I've ever seen it. I liked it. It wasn't what I expected, but I did enjoy it.


    Yes - I should have said I loved it.

    But how anyone could make sence of it if watched with breaks every 5 minutes I don't know.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, July 25 2007 @ 06:30 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]

    Yes - I should have said I loved it.

    But how anyone could make sence of it if watched with breaks every 5 minutes I don't know.

    Cheers, daveac


    I know - whenever anything like that is on Sky (mainly Deadwood or 24) I wouldnt watch it at the time. I'd record it so I could skip the ads. Or when the Sopranos is shown on E4, the ads put 20 minutes on the program time!

    My first time in the States as a child, I remember Diff'rent Strokes was on every morning at 10.00am (this was 1980 - and I still remember it!). I couldnt believe that after the opening credits, there were adverts!!

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Wednesday, July 25 2007 @ 10:35 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]After the two episodes they had a short 'Making of' programme - and guess what? Anthony Head was the narrator again.


    I'm so jealous. Is that something they're going to have every week or was it just on for the premiere? I'll have to look online to see if it's available anywhere. I hope you enjoy the show half as much as I did. It really hooked me like no recent show has, since maybe the premiere of Battlestar Galactica.

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 02:12 AM EDT
    the other day i was thinking...........

    is heroes a rip-off of X-Men?

    makes sense when you think about it.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 02:45 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Justice] the other day i was thinking...........

    is heroes a rip-off of X-Men?

    makes sense when you think about it.


    That's exactly what struck me when I was watching it!!!

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 05:56 AM EDT
    I have just seen it for the first time on BBC 2. I loved it. I thought the characthers were really intresting & you cared about them. It fills a big Doctor Who hole in my life. Big Grin

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     Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 12:59 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Justice] the other day i was thinking...........

    is heroes a rip-off of X-Men?

    makes sense when you think about it.
    I think there's only one episode in which I thought the X-Men connection was especially strong. In that episode, public and governmental opinion is against them, as in the X-Men. Other than that there's no sense that the public know anything about super-powered humans. And the nature of the entity hunting them is obscure, forming the basis of one of the pervading mysteries of Series 1. I suppose there is a commonality between the two fictions in that super powers might have a biologic derivation, but that's a fairly standard comic book conceit that's hardly novel to the X-Men.

    "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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