View Full Version : LOST>Heroes>everything else on TV
So recently, through NBC's website, I have begun watching Season 1 of Heroes. It's a pretty cimple premise; think a more realistic X-Men, where people don't have like 5 powers, but just 1. You can fly, or you can have super memory, OR you can become incorporeal. But it's not like "I can fly, AND I'm super strong, AND I can shoot lasers from my eyes." There can only be one superman.
But anyhow, The show is much less plot driven, and a little more character driven than LOST. Not that LOST doesn't have lots of character development. It's just that LOST (especially in new seasons) is so driven by the mystery of WHAT, whereas Heroes is much more about HOW and WHY.
How will they avert crisis? Why do they have powers? How will their powers continue to develop?
Worth the look, if you're into superpowers.
10-29-2009, 07:15 PM
11-22-2009, 10:10 AM
I quit watching heroes after they started having Alex be retarded as a plot device.
"Oh noes, I have to get the virus but it's behind a huge steel door. Think I'll strain myself trying to rip the damn thing off instead of just casually walking through the wall."
LOST got ridiculous because they just kept stacking plot twists without ever actually resolving anything. It's like someone attatched pens to wire hangars then threw them in a tumble dryer with some paper and tried to make a story out of what came out.
11-25-2009, 01:13 AM
I couldn't watch Heroes because the acting was so bad. Granted, I only watched a couple episodes, and they were ones from the middle of the first season, but it was just laughable.
I don't get your Lost point, because I've always felt that Lost has done an amazing job at resolving mysteries while giving you new ones. The plot has been set in stone for some time now and I wouldn't say that it's really actually that "twisty." There are new mysteries, sure, but the plot hasn't really changed, and all these mysteries interweave together.
I mean, what you're talking about is something akin to the X-Files where they really had no idea where they were going and they kept putting in new plot twists just to keep the show running.
Resign the King
11-25-2009, 01:27 AM
I liked the first season of Heroes but it got boring by the second. Oh and Bones > both of those shows.
11-25-2009, 01:36 AM
I enjoyed weeds, but it still had a weak story line. Not the best of shows, but entertaining for sure, with some really funny parts.
11-27-2009, 10:05 AM
Been watching season 5 and things are starting to make a lot more sense now. More resolution with less twist-stacking.
I just watched the episode where...
John was going to hang himself and Ben talks him out of it right before he does it and then Ben strangles him with the cord and strings him right back up where he was.
What the fuck?
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