Monday, November 06, 2006

Save the Cheerleader.... Save the World.

NBC's HEROES may very well be the best show on television. I know that everyone loves CSI, Law & Order and House but let's face it. The outcome of those shows is almost always the same. They almost always solve the crimes on "CSI" and "Law & Order" and the sarcastic condescension from Dr. Gregory House always become moot in the end because he will always find the miracle cure.

Heroes is different. It's fresh and refreshing. Don't be fooled by thinking it's just another X-Men or Spiderman because it is far from it. In fact, in many ways I like this show more than those Hollywood blockbusters. The writers of Heroes have spent the entire season so far on character development. You not only get to see what makes each character special, you get to see what makes them normal. If anyone remembers the 80's show The Greatest American Hero, you will remember how much of the show revolved around the characters and not just what Ralph Hinkley (main character) could do. Due to time constraints and the needs of the movie-going audience, the "X-Men" and "Spiderman" type films are pressured into providing instant action, big effects and cheap thrills and unless you are a comic book fan, you have no idea what the back story is on each of the characters.

With the exception of Ali Larter and Noah Gray-Cabey, the cast is fairly unknown and yet I have no complaints about their work. In fact, I have nothing but praise for each and every one of them, and the character Hiro played by Masi Oka my favorite of them all. Though in THIS SCENE and the Striptease Act she did in the first episode (sorry, couldn't find a video) were hot as hell.

Intrigued? CLICK HERE and you can watch 2-minute replays of each episode to get caught up and you can watch the last episode in it's entirety.


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