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and even when bored I can't bring myself to finish the season premier of Heroes. Can it possibly be worth it?

Chuck is seeming much more promising.

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vibrantabyss
Oct. 1st, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
No idea if it will be worth it in the end, but I found the 1st season hard in the beginning, and I enjoyed the 3rd hour of heroes more than the first two...

I'd say push on through the premier and the next couple, and see how you feel then...
warlord_mit
Oct. 1st, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I agree with vibrantabyss here. I would definitely give it a few episodes before you give up on it. I will say that Mr Kring is taking it in quite a new direction. Whether that is good or bad is still up for debate, but it's an interesting journey so far.
crs
Oct. 1st, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
"a new direction" - yes.

Actually, it's feeling a little like I could make a comparison to Matrix and the Matrix sequels... I'll think about getting that down in words later. But the world is getting richer, and thus, less focused.
warlord_mit
Oct. 1st, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Well, it's certainly clear that the writers had NO plan for a story arc beyond season one. So yes, season two was clearly a "okay, NOW what do we do?" sort of season. I'm HOPING that season three is better, and so far it seems to be okay, but we'll have to see.
tcb
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. I never got bitten by the Heroes bug, I tried watching it but found that I kept feeling like they were trying to hard, went in too many directions at once.

Chuck, otoh, is fun.
jered
Oct. 1st, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I'm with you; I started reading blogs while watching the Heroes premiere. I liked the first season a lot, the second not so much, and this is off to a bad start. The pseudo-science biology crap this episode made me scream. (Brian said, "Oooh, do the bad science dance again!")
avacon
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
The next episode of this season was a little better, but it's certainly on my list of TV shows that I may drop if I decide I'm watching too much TV (or when more things start up).

So far:

* Pushing Daisies - Restarts tonight or next Wed? Was fairly good last season, but is also a show that would benefit by being bounded to 1-3 seasons.

* True Blood - highly variable, but generally enjoyable. Some of the acting is great, but the show also gets too graphic or too weird sometimes.

* Chuck - first ep this season was quite good

* Eureka - continues to be enjoyable and light-hearted. (Psych and Monk fall into that same bucket, but both are now on mid-season break)

* Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - I wish the characters were less stupid sometimes, but still an enjoyable show.

* Stargate Atlantis - I'm just waiting for the series to end, although the last cliffhanger episode wasn't bad.

* Heros - continues to be marginal

* Fringe - probably the first that I'll drop. The science is just far too painful and the only interesting novelty is that it's set in Boston. (If it wasn't set in Boston with lots of local landmarks, it would have been gone after the first episode.) I'll probably drop this when ksushis gets back.

(Writing this list made me realize that I watch waaaay too much TV. Thankfully, Lost, 24, BSG, Robin Hood, and Dr Who are on hiatus right now.
I'm also probably forgetting something. I guess Doll House also starts in January.)

vibrantabyss
Oct. 1st, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Fringe:

Oh gods, save me from that show. I will use an aptly borrowed line used by [info]surrealestate[/info] about this very show...

[Science.] " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

seealso Numb3rs and [Math.]...
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