tv: 3rd time had better be the charm
It’s back and while I hadn’t planned on being at home to watch it, my plans for the evening changed and I figured what the heck. Honestly after Season 2, I was kinda down on the show. And I know that a lot of shows suffered during the writers’ strike, but I feel like it was getting sloppy and disjointed even before that. Trying to cram too much into a single episode and getting farther away from the storyline spread, instead opting to focus on specific characters during each episode.
The “countdown” show that aired before the first two episodes–I thought/hoped it was going to be one two-hour long premier episode–was a lot of fun with a nice recap of the characters and some sneak preview scenes from upcoming episodes. If you read any TV or sci-fi related blogs, you’ve probably seen a lot of leaked synopses and photos from Season 3 anyway. I was on IM with James and Tom, on Skype with Serge, and watching in spirit with at least Scott and Troy on twitter. Only Martin seemed to resist… weirdo. 😉
I liked how this season is starting up, the pacing was appropriate and there were certainly the right amount of secrets revealed, oh my god! moments and product placement shots, ‘Should have gotten Sprint.’ Turns out Mama Petrelli really deserves that “mama” title, one character turns into an homage to Cronenberg’s The Fly and once again we learn that time travel doesn’t fix anything!
With no other shows clamoring for my attention on Monday nights at the moment, I shouldn’t have a problem keeping up with Heroes. I wish there were a local bar that showed it. Geeking out with the masses would be fun! Anyone else watch it last night? Non-spoiler’y comments are welcome.