With all the hub bub over "Lost", the finale of "Heroes" kinda got...well, lost. Outside of "Friday Night Lights" and "Smith" (I cry for you, Smith), "Heroes" was the best new show on TV this year.
The show was just plain well done and fun to watch. They did a good job of planning out the season and being smart. It was also nice to see what they did with the dorkiest, most enjoyable, most unlikely TV star we've probably ever seen, Hiro. Aside from the Ali Larter storyline, it was literally all good. And then came the finale.
It kinda...ate it. Why? Well, for one thing, exactly what you thought would happen, happened. It was bizarre, there were literally no surprises.
And that's all it took to kill Sylar? What the fuck? The guy had almost every power, except I guess, the power to evade a small asian dude. I don't understand how it could be that easy, especially after building him up all season.
Not to mention the whole Linderman storyline! This guy was pulling the strings on everything, and then in the episode before the finale, he is quickly done away with by the black guy no one cared about.
Everything was just too easy in the end.
When you watch the "Lost" finale and then the "Heroes" finale, you realize that these two shows are on completely different levels. "Lost" is Chris Rock, "Heroes" is Eddie Griffin. I shouldn't say that, "Heroes" is occasionally funny.
Anyway, it was very disappointing.
It's sad now that the regular TV season is over. But there are some things to look forward to. For example:
Now I heard this and I don't know if it's true, but evidently two weeks after the "Entourage" finale, the next season premieres. I don't get this, but fuck it, I'll take it.
I don't think I need to go on and on about this show anymore. Just watch it, motherfuckers.
Okay, this should be on a "what not to watch" list but I had to mention it. I am outraged by this show. It is the perfect example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood. Why? Because it is a teen soap that stars the murderer of all that was right with teen soaps. Yes, I'm talking about Oliver. Oliver from "The OC".
Can you imagine this? Someone actually went into a meeting and said "hey, remember the kid who destroyed "The OC"? The kid that every single person in the world hates? Well, this show stars that kid". "Hidden Palms" makes me want to punch someone in the face, preferably Oliver.
"John From Cincinnati"
I have no idea what this show is about, and the commercials make me not want to watch it. But I am legally obligated to watch any show that pairs Dylan Mckay with Al Bundy.
"The World Series of Pop Culture"
The show that makes me wonder why I'm not a millionaire, or at least, a thousandaire.
And finally, I'm most looking forward to:
"Age of Love"
A blatant and complete rip off of "The Bachelor", you gotta love it. But the twist makes it even better: the bachelor - in this case tennis "star" Mark Phillipoussis - has to choose between a bunch of girls, half of whom are 20 and under, the other half of whom are 40 and over. Genius.