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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Commentary with a Co-Ed: Heroes return

by Ashley Gouveia

Heroes, one of my favorite TV shows, is finally back for season two. Woo-hoo! It’s been a long time since we saw Peter and Nathan take to the sky and save the world. Four months to be exact. They certainly didn’t waste any time and jumped right into new plotlines, new characters, and a new story.

In typical Heroes fashion, Mohinder’s voiceover started the premiere. I never get tired of hearing him. It sets the tone for the episode and the entire series. Mohinder lectured about a deadly virus that is killing people with abilities. Uh-oh. Looks like we may lose some heroes because of this plague.

Is it wrong to not care for a new character, or should I say characters, already? Maya and Alejandro were probably my least favorite part of the jam-packed episode. I know it’s hard to introduce new characters, especially into a cast that is already large. Maybe I’ll warm up to them eventually. Let’s just hope they’re not another Paulo and Nikki from Lost.

A new character I actually liked was Claire’s new eye candy, West. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a guy who can fly. He’s only missing the red cape. But I’ll get over it. I don’t think it’s a mere coincidence that he just happens to have the same power as her father. In this show, everything means something.

What was the deal with Nathan’s reflection? That was pretty creepy. Almost as creepy as the person watching little Molly in her dreams. I wonder if this is the same person who killed Papa Nakamura. Are they from the mysterious company? Hiro’s dad knew who the hooded figure was before he fell to his death. Mr. Sulu, no!

Without fail, Hiro delivered my laugh-out-loud moments of the night. His dumbfounded expressions when he realized his childhood hero, Kensei, wasn’t anything like he imagined was hysterical. He’s actually a drunk, greedy Englishman who has no aspirations to be a hero. Great Scott! Hiro has his work cut out for him.

As does the newly head-shaven Peter ‘My Hero’ Petrelli. He has no clue who he is and what he’s capable of. It looks like Peter is going to need the saving this time around.

I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for next Monday. What are your theories on who the hooded murderer is? Do you think Angela Petrelli is his new target? ‘Till next week!

Commentary with a Co-Ed is a weekly column at Tube Talk new every Thursday.


Ryan said...

Yes, Angela has a target on her back.

I'm so confused. Milo chained? I have no idea what's going on. Hiro is the best part, as usual.

Kim said...

I thought it was sylar in Molly's dreams. Am I wrong?

Nathan's reflection was eerie. Maybe he sees himself as a monster or maybe he's not human.

HRG's company is probably behind the murders. Those folks are evil.

kara said...

I liked West,too. Do you think he's Claire's uncle or brother, too? Man, I'd like her to meet someone who isn't related to her!

Media Maven said...

I thought the episode was pretty lame. Mostly slow re-introductions to the characters, nothing all that interesting introduced-- are we going to base the whole series around a weak murder mystery?

And there was so much of Tim Kring's lame, lame contrived scenarios. An 11th grade class in California, where no one has heard of Charles Darwin? Give me a mbreak.

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ashley said...

ryan, i was confused with Milo/Peter being chained too. But I'm sure we'll get the answers soon. Hiro is the best! I loved his 'i broke history' line. Hilarious. I agree, Angela is probably next to go. But I want to know if she has a power or not. I kind of don't want her to go. She's an intriguing character.

Kim, Molly said in the season finale that the person in her dreams is worse than Sylar. Can you imagine?! I hope they reveal who it is soon.
nate's refelction almost looked like he was burned. Maybe that's what he thinks he should look like after Peter exploded. Idk:)

kara, lol. I agree. I certainly hope they're not related since in the trailers shows them kissing. That would be a massive 'Eww' factor. It would be even worse than the huge amount of chemistry Milo/Hayden have onscreen.

media maven, i think that the class knew it was Darwin, but like West said, they wanted to be robots and pretend to be dumb just to fit in. I could be wrong. But that's how i took it. :)

Tim said...

I read this week that we find out who is haunting Molly's dreams in Episode 5.

I completely disagree with Media Maven. The show was pretty good. One has to expect a certian amount of character reintroduction in the first episode of a second season...especially on a show with a cast as large and diverse as Heroes. The complicated plotlines only increase the need for a bit of refresher. But I thought Kring and Co. did a nice job of both reintroducing and advancing the storyline. MM is obviously not a fan of the show, in general.

Ashley, you're right on. It's not that the kids didn't know who Darwin was. It's that they all wanted to be sheep. No one wanted to stand out by giving the correct answer. That wouldn't be cool.

Lisa said...

the premiere was great. I only wish it was 2 hours instead of one. Even with limited commercial interruptions, it is never long enough. Let us not forget that whoever killed Hiro's father seems to have disappeared after jumping off the roof of that building. I believe there was another character in the first season who could disappear and who was part of the company and who was not so nice in his interactions with others. Just a thought.
Great article Ashley!

tube talk girl said...

I've got to agree with Media Maven that I was underwhelmed with the premiere. Sorry, folks. (Ducking for cover.) I thought the show was slow. The ending was a shocker, so it gets points for that, but overall I think I may soon be done with Heroes.

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