Monday, October 16, 2006

Heroes - Chapter 4: Collision

Okay, I've been looking forward to this show since it was announced earlier this year, and the premise hasn't disappointed, but could the dialogue be a little clunkier? I mean it's not as bad as Reunion (great premise, bad writing), but sometimes Heroes sounds (and looks) a little overdramatic (plus the sweeping music?) and probably shows and tells more than it needs to (the goriness? all the exposition? Does Mohinder Suresh need to explain EVERYTHING?).

Luckily, it has Hayden Panetierre as the regenerating cheerleader and Masi Oka as Hiro, the time shifting... hero (?). And if we didn't love Masi Oka enough before, now this? Is he trying to perpetuate the asian stereotype? That end scene where Hiro stops the subway to give Peter a message, speaking in a low voiced English was a little creepy though. And Claire's recovery from the rape/murder? Way grosser than needs to be, but I guess justifies her revenge on Brody (Matt Lanter being bad which is still hilarious after watching Manhunt) by driving him in his car into a wall.

Finally some of our Heroes are meeting, Niki Sanders is ordered for Nathan Petrelli while visiting Las Vegas, where Hiro and Ando have just landed, piling up a fortune from the Montecito (hmm... how convenient, saving set dressing costs and allowing a possible crossover with Josh Duhamel) casino using Hiro's "skills".

Theres more about Peter looking for Mohinder's father, and Matt is captured by Claire's dad, and Isaac continues painting the crazy future but really, let's just get back to Masi Oka's Hiro since it seems he is integral to saving the world and also entertaining us on this show.

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