First, to clear up the BBC's transmission policy. Wednesday nights on BBC2 at 9pm is the main broadcast time. That episode is one behind the US episode. However after that, on BBC3 and in HD, is the next episode i.e. the same one as the US in that week. Clear as mud. Check here
because it will probably all change.
So, new series, sorry season, sorry volume, of Heroes.
It was crap.
So many why-oh-whys:
- The same, show a bad future try and avert it, plot.
- The same time travelling get out clauses
- Characters doing stupid things. Would you try and shoot an invincible man who can stop time?
- Non-stop boring nonsense.
The only cool bit was of course Hiro, and the very entertaining "DON'T DO THIS!" video message. For a moment I thought I was watching Lost, then a bit later wished I was.
When I first watched Heroes, series one, I watched three episodes and gave up because I thought it was predictable and not very good. Then everyone started talking about it so I felt I had to watch it, and it did have some good moments. But now it feels like it's run its course. Are there really any new interesting stories to tell with these characters? Or has it just become a soap opera recycling the same old clichés? I fear the later.