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10 January 2007

Embracing the Heroes

Yes, I finally saw it. ;) Spent the whole day watching Heroes yesterday, thank god there wasn't much to do.

First of all, before he was known as HIRO, this guy was FRANKLYN --- the lab guy JD, Dr. Cox and the rest of Scrubs, terrorized in that comedy show. Today, Masi Oka aka Hiro, is a popular character on TV, more popular than the JD character, I think. I wonder when they're coming up with a Hiro reference there, knowing how Scrubs work. :)

Secondly, SKYLAR in this photo below, reminded me of Clark Kent in the 80's. And I knew I've seen the actor somewhere, he looked awfully familiar. Googling him answered my question. He was in the 3rd Season of 24. Played a minor role as a CTU tech guy who didn't get along with Kim (hehe, now I remember!).

And third, this comparison of Heroes vs Lost is right on the money. Particularly when he said Heroes had a better central concept than Lost:

Their central concept is fluid and adaptable. How do these people cope with their newfound powers, what to they do with them, what does it mean that they have them while others don’t, what forces may align to try and hurt them because of their powers? These are concepts that can applied towards just about any plotline. And since they aren’t bound by the limits of an island, the characters can literally go anywhere.

I was not very impressed when I saw Heroes for the first time. I felt it was droned and the pacing was too slow. I was too impatient, wanting the characters to get together right away, don their silly costumes and go on Justice League mode. :) My husband was a lot impatient, he's wondering when the big explosion in New York takes place already. Anyhow, after the fourth episode, I was ready to embrace the heroes. There is something about this show, one that Lost completely uh, lost... that sort of fills one's curiosity adequately.

Watching it didn't leave me feeling giddy nor excited nor anticipating nor obsessive (as I did with Lost the first time). But then, between the two shows, I got more satisfaction from watching Heroes after each episode. Because they didn't leave matters hanging. I mean despite having each episode end with a "To be continued...", you pretty much got the answers right away. The story isn't complex and it isn't dumb either. And it is showing Lost it's possible to do it that way.

On January 31st, cable channel StarWorld will begin airing Heroes.

Season 1
Original airing: Sept 25th, 2006
Network: NBC
On Philippine Cable: Starworld


  1. you finally caught up... hehe... di ba? mas okay sunud-sunod kundi you would've given up early kasi the first episode was pretty slow.
    anyway, two people said that the promo on Star World had a note that it won't be available in the Phils. i checked the website pero merong Heroes on Jan31. still, di pa rin sure... medyo sure naman daw na rpn/solar got it acc to a studio23 rep kasi sila natalo sa bidding.

  2. Nyek, really? Sucks. :( That's the first time I think StarWorld did that, I mean not include a show for airing in the Philippines. Bakit kaya? RPN is getting it? Hmmm, RPN is doing a lot of programming changes ha, parang maraming bago sa kanila. Sana maayos na yung station nila. :)

    Mas okay nga sunod-sunod! :)

  3. i think the bidding for airing became so exclusive to one station pati cable channel na-overtake nila...

  4. Napanood ko na rin, Mindy Braff! =)

    I've seen the first two episodes pa lang. I dunno, baka I'm a closet masochist and would still want a weekly dose kahit may complete 1st season na. =)

    Can't wait for your first AI post! =)

  5. Ay ituloy mo na, it gets exciting after episode 4. Galing ng pagkadevelop ng story sa ngayon, maayos. :)

  6. Thanks for the linkage. Glad you liked the piece.

    - The Jay

  7. Hi The Jay, thanks for dropping by. That piece you wrote was indeed very good and very comprehensive!

  8. elow cute poh2 yorleih........>bkit poh wlang klarong ung heroes last sunday walang viewing dami p namang nanonood d2 sa davao pls mgbigay naman poh kau ng feedback sa amin pra alam namin..........repz @ friendster account cute_elroy@yahoo.com