Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hiro is the Hero of Heroes


I've been watching a few of the new shows that have been coming out this fall. I think the best by far is Heroes. It's about superheroes, but is more like Unbreakable than Spider-man, so it's much more subtle and adult than you might expect. The best part of the show is Hiro, a Japanese office worker who suddenly realizes he has powers. A lot of fiction in this genre says it's about "ordinary people with extraordinary powers", but Hiro actually fits this bill. Like, if I got super powers, I'd be like "HOLY SHIT I'VE GOT SUPER POWERS", go spy on naked women, try to teleport to Japan, make some money, and then save the world...which is pretty much what Hiro does. He got even awesomer after the last episode's revelation. The dude makes the show.

The show also has many other strong points. It contains a few of my favourite things:
So, you should watch it if you haven't already.

Also remember to watch Lost tonight. Wanna know if it's a repeat or not? Check IsLostaRepeat.com - the simplest, yet most useful, web site in the history of all the internets.

10 comments:

Salem said...

\I will give it another try. I only gave it a minute last time, and that's not really enough.

Shora said...

You're the proverbial straw... I'm going to break down and watch it cuz everyone I know is raving.

Lost... Sawyer... mmmmmmmmmmm.

Timmy said...

I better go see what all the fuss is about.

sarah said...

I love that show! And you're cool! :)

R2K said...

I will have to check it out then!

Anonymous said...

I went to school with the "bully" in "The Boy Who Could Fly." I was jealous that he was now a celebrity.

your judgemental aunt said...

love that show. claire looking down at her chest in the morgue rocked. It was so cool that she was more like "oh shit" than "ahhhhhh!".

Phronk said...

Holy shit Jason, you know a celebrity! That pretty much makes you a celebrity.

Yeah YJA, that was kickass. I do wonder why she needs protection, given that having her chest cut open didn't kill her.

Anonymous said...

Dude - love this show! Best new show of the season. And I'm totally there with you on Hiro. And although I know it's wrong - the cheerleader is sooo hot! I know, she's probably underage, but she's hot in that Alyssa Milano on Who's the Boss/Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams kind of hot... where you know it's only a matter of time before she's 18 and you can think that way...

Steven said...

Love Hiro and the Cheerleader (and her oh-so-obviously obsessed, gay future boyfriend).