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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:59:27 -0700
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] HEROES

I have also been a Heroes enthusiast. In spite of the shallow storylines and
the constant reincarnated updates of some of the characters, I think the
show is true to
the comic book tradition of heroes embedded in our society. The vast array
of storylines can
get confusing but even if you miss many shows (which I do) but I can always
unbridled mindless entertainment in this series. The Puppeteer is an odd one
because it is hard
to say what his actual power was-- that one I found gratuitous and stupid.
And the only puppeteer he reminded me of was Stromboli from Pinochio fame.
But the writing is remarkable-- and a continuous flow of new stuff about a
group of folks.
I find it a refreshing break from my usual CNN addiction.
cheers, Steven Ritz-Barr

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Mathieu René <> wrote:

> I've seen the series since the beggining.
> I don't find it confusing, except sometimes in the middle of an action
> scene
> sometimes, but I get to solve it within a few minutes (remembering the
> details). It's part of the fun.
> I love it when a character surprises me and acts out of the "frame" I had
> put him/her in, as long as it's justified.
> The loose ends all get resolved eventually. They even take the time and
> money to add extra details and storylines, on the online comic book, which
> is not neccesary to follow the tv show, but it does bring even more detph.
> I guess this show is easier to see for people who have followed it from the
> start, and who are used to multi-layered plots (sometimes exageratedly so).
> Many sci-fi series rely on this. Sometimes, even a cheaper series has us
> hooked because we can't leave it without knowing the resolution to one
> aspect that might be interesting to us. They are sneaky that way, and they
> get to keep more viewers.
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