Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 22-02-2011
Somebody burn my eyes out and destroy my TV remote. I have watched this show since the premier, and for some reason I keep watching it. It is truly one of the worst shows on Television. Yet I watch. Why?
I think I am waiting for the show to get better. I like the general premise, however the writing is brutal. It is full of extremely cheesy moments, bad coincidences, and big continuity errors, and is more predictable than anything.
I will give you one bad example. In last weeks episode, The shapeshifter (who’s name escapes me – shows how memorable she was) tries to kill Jim Powell. She didn’t know he had powers, and so she shoots him. The bullet bounces off. Later she takes Stephanie Powell’s form and confronts him, at one point in the conversation he mentions “as long as you don’t kiss me with that lipstick and I lose my powers again”. Seriously? How lame is that. So she puts on the lipstick, kisses him, he loses his powers, and then, rather than shoot him again and end it easily, she then takes his form, and fights him to the death. She loses (no surprise here). Why didn’t she just shoot him?
I realize that he is one of the main characters and can’t die, but come on, make the battle a LITTLE bit more realistic. If the characters don’t at least use common sense, the show loses credibility to me. I don’t want to be frustrated watching a show.
What it comes down to is that the writing is really lazy. The stories are not developed enough. I will be very surprised if this show makes it to season 2. I say bring back Heroes. This show was obviously created to fill the hole left by the sudden Heroes cancellation, but was not given the budget, or the talent, to do it right.
I am not sure why, but I will continue watching for now, I am in this far, I may as well give it a chance, but if I miss an episode I certainly won’t be upset over it.