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Unhappy Is the Land That Needs Heroes

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 7, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | June 7, 2010 |

What’s worse than a show answering compelling mysteries with more mysteries until the frustrated viewers lose all faith? When a show answers compelling mysteries with really shitty answers and then introduces contrived new mysteries that depend on the characters being abysmal idiots. “Heroes” started out its run very well, before petering out with a letdown of a finale that had been built up the entire first season.

Still, the second season was highly anticipated … and when it sucked we blamed it on the writer’s strike. The third season? That’s when everyone started randomly switching sides and the best characters were neutered repeatedly by plot contrivances to give them obstacles to overcome. The fourth? That’s just better left completely ignored. And now they want to make a miniseries? Well, to be exact, Tim Kring says he wants to make a miniseries and NBC hasn’t said word one about it. Which means in all probability that Tim Kring really wants to make the miniseries and NBC doesn’t want to touch that ratings black hole money suck with a ten foot pole. Maybe he should make Claire a figure skater. That’s the key to Zucker’s wallet.

At this point, I’d rather that Tim Kring go back and give “Crossing Jordan” the proper send off it never received instead of rehashing poor man’s X-Men for another few hours.

(source: TV Guide)

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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