It’s a Monday today and TV-holics all across the land are preparing to watch the newest episode of the second season of Heroes.
Just like any TV addict and hardcore comicbook/sci-fi fan, I took to Heroes like Mulder took to sunflower seeds. The first season of Heroes was as dope as it could be. Tim Kring’s writers succeeded in writing the intricate subplots in such a way that it flowed effortlessly onscreen. It was not confusing and enough time was given to each and everyone to really tell their stories and for viewers to fall in love with the characters. I think the evolution of the Man with the Horn-rimmed Glasses as a character is one of the best examples of how well written that season was.
The second season of Heroes was met with great anticipation. Did it deliver on the promise of the first season? Well, to tell you the truth, it really remains to be seen. The first three episodes were not really as exceptionally written when compared to any of the episodes in the first season. I daresay, it was written rather sloppily. There were a lot of logical lapses that only makes you scratch your head — one of the most glaring would be the amnesiac Nathan Petrelli’s rediscovery of his powers and yet failure to use it to get the box containing his “real identity” from one of the Irish thugs. Some very predictable storylines were also used for this season, like Hiro’s time-jaunt and inadvertent fulfillment of Takezo Kensei’s legacy.
Fortunately, the fourth episode’s story has picked up. I am hoping that this is a sign that the series is once again hitting its stride. If not, I am afraid that this could signal the end of another series that showed great promise but fell short of it.