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#147161 - 09/03/08 12:51 AM Any 'Heroes' fans here?
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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I don't usually watch TV dramas. I think most of them are stupid, especially all the cop dramas, hospital dramas, and the absolute worst of them all... court dramas.

But I tell you what, Heroes is something special. The first season was just incredible. The second season got kinda goofy, but I stuck it out and was satisfied with the way Hiro Nakamura dealt with Takezo Kensei, a.k.a. Adam, at the end of the season. (Sucks to be you, Adam!)

The two-hour premier of season three will be on September 22. Am I the only one here who will be watching it?

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#147162 - 09/03/08 01:00 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
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I really liked the first two seasons of Heroes, but in the last few years I've grown tired of waiting for shows due to their absurdly long hiatuses and short run seasons.

I can't tell if I'll keep up with Heroes anymore. I might get fired up again after the first episode airs later this month. I'll have to wait and see.
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#147169 - 09/03/08 01:32 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: Nicodemus]
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Originally Posted By: Nicodemus
absurdly long hiatuses and short run seasons.


A SciFi channel watcher, I see *laughs*
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#147170 - 09/03/08 01:32 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
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Is it on ABC, NBC, or Fox? That is all we get here, and only Fox is clear. Most of the time...
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#147176 - 09/03/08 02:14 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
BobS Offline
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Originally Posted By: CityBoyGoneCountry
I don't usually watch TV dramas. I think most of them are stupid, especially all the cop dramas, hospital dramas, and the absolute worst of them all... court dramas.



The worst TV shows have to be all the reality shows.


Reruns of Lawrence Welk (sp?) on PBS has to come in second.
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#147186 - 09/03/08 02:55 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: BobS]
Todd W Offline
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I started watching... loved it, figured I'd wait and get the DVDs same thing for a couple other series. I can't schedule my life around when a TV show is on and I HATE commercials.
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#147191 - 09/03/08 03:30 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: ironraven]
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Originally Posted By: ironraven
A SciFi channel watcher, I see *laughs*


Ugh... Battlestar has vexed me to no end. LOL
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#147198 - 09/03/08 04:52 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: Nicodemus]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nicodemus
I really liked the first two seasons of Heroes, but in the last few years I've grown tired of waiting for shows due to their absurdly long hiatuses and short run seasons.


I heard good things about it and caught what seemed like the fourth or fifth show in the first season. Then, as I remember it they moved the show so I missed a couple. I saw one more and then they had some sort of mid-season reruns where I kept seeing only the ones I had already seen. Then there was something like two months of seasonal specials or some other rot. A few shows got thrown in at seeming random intervals to keep interest up and then about nine months of nothing but an occasional advert.

By the time the second season rolled around I had just about forgotten about it. Besides the plot line broke the stories up so much and the broadcast season was so fractured and the breaks so long I never could tell you who was who or what was going on.

Seemed like an interesting story that would have worked and gained my interest if they had just picked a time and stuck with it for a reasonable number of episodes.

These sorts of shows are essentially soap operas. Never much like the standard soap operas but they keep the exact same schedule and fill it with new shows day after day for years. I know a few ladies who are addicted to their soaps and every weekday at the same time they drop what they are doing and watch. And have done so for decades. What they lack in originality, acting, and scripts they make up in consistency.

The first weekly I really liked was 'Hill Street Blues'. A fine show with credible stories and deep characters. 'The Shield' is another one. A dark one. Recently I got into 'Dexter'. Another dark one.

Dexter brings an interesting perspective. A law and order crime show from the perspective of a well mannered sociopath and serial killer that has used his talents to help clean up evil in Miami in his own special way.

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#147213 - 09/03/08 10:45 AM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Is it on ABC, NBC, or Fox? That is all we get here, and only Fox is clear. Most of the time...


NBC. The story is constantly evolving, though. It would be difficult for anyone to understand what's going on without having seen the first 2 seasons. Fortunately, the first 2 seasons can be rented on DVD.

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#147222 - 09/03/08 01:00 PM Re: Any 'Heroes' fans here? [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Oh well, back to the five seasons of NCIS we have on DVD...
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