Heroes! Episodes 1&2

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The season premiere of Heroes last night basically rewrote the entire show and silenced any doubt that the creators couldn't do what they did so beautifully in Season 1.

Five Best Things About The Premiere

5. Letting out the villains.

Mostly because two of the villains are played by Jamie Hector (Marlo on The Wire) and Francis Capra (Weevil from Veronica Mars)

4. Finding out just who Angela Petrelli is.

It's about damn time we find out what her power is and just how much she knows about this entire world. 

3. Kristen Bell

Nuf said.

2.  Sylar and Claire

This is fantastic!  I got tired of waiting around for this resolution.  Plus – Hayden had jack shit to do last year, which made no sense since she was a major emotional focal point of the first season. By resolving Sylar and Claire it not only makes Sylar that much more dangerous, it gives Claire somewhere else to go as a character.

Bonus – Future Claire and the final moment between Angela Petrelli and Sylar

1. The new dynamic between Hiro and Ando. 

This is just awesome in every way.  Giving Ando something to do besides be a sidekick is a masterstroke.  The palpable tension between the two men is a nice change to a dynamic that has been played for laughs too much in past seasons.

Two Things I'm A Lil Shaky About

2. Ali Larter as a whole new character.

The creators basically conceded to viewers that Niki/Jessica is just not all that interesting as a character and that they didn't have much of an idea how to change that perception.  So they created a whole new character.  I like it enough because Larter was the best actor on the show in Season One, playing dual roles with aplomb.  She's good here too as the new character is nothing like Niki or Jessica (Larter's ability to just move differently is physical acting at its best).  But I liked Niki/Jessica so they'll have to win me over with this.

1. Everything having to do with Mohinder

Yea, this just felt a bit forced.

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One Response to Heroes! Episodes 1&2

  1. chanda says:

    Simply agreed! You and Hal are so much alike…Hal also added is becoming even more 4400ish.

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