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Before I started college and work, I had about a dozen shows I would watch on a regular basis. Then, I got busy, so I didn't have time to be sittin' in front of the idiot box wasting away the hours. I had my favorites, usually the Star Treks, but because I was busy, I never finished watching the end of DS9 and Voyager. Anyway, since I don't have time to watch TV, I have to pick and choose which new TV show I will invest my time.

Last year, HEROES debuted on NBC, and I really enjoyed it. Yes, I will say that it took about five or six episodes to really take off, but when that show picked up steam, I found it thoroughly enjoyable.

So, topic for discussion: Do any of you like HEROES? Yes, no? If you think there should be changes, what would you change? Me, personally, there needs to be more sequences in which the heroes use their abilities. What do you all think?~~N
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From:soclosesofar
Date:April 23rd, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen it...yet. I'm waiting for Season 1 to come out on DVD. The commercials make me crazy and my computer's hard drive is too small to handle a file that large.

My only question is: Is it as good as Buffy?
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From:sarx_phagos
Date:April 23rd, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)

.............cannot comment

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Sorry. I never got into Buffy.

The lead producer for the show said that there would be serialized elements to Heroes, but he said it would not get as involved as Lost. In other words, you could expect cast changes due to character deaths, and completed story arcs, and diffent villians for every season. There will be changes every season that should keep the show fresh and exciting. There are also some exciting plot twists are are nice, too.

Egads. I hate commercials, too. I have a DVR in my house, and I just skip those annoying commercials to my heart's contentment.~~N
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From:cosmicjester
Date:April 24th, 2007 07:45 am (UTC)
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I saw some of it early on. There's a musical instrument called a waterphone... trust me you've heard it, even if you don't know what it is. The waterphone is a bowed instrument that looks like a modern art sculpture, and sounds sort of like a musical saw crossed with a humpback whale. I wish I could come up with a better description, but about all the more I can say is once you know what it is, you notice it every time one gets used. Whoever wrote the soundtrack for the episode I saw got WAY too waterphone happy. Any time something unusual happened, there was that distinctive Weeiioooeeooiiieeew" of the waterphone. As anyone who has seen the show knows, weird things happen a lot. It kept snapping my mind out of suspension of disbelief and into "Oh, this is a show".

More information on the waterphone, including sound clips:
http://www.richardawaters.com/waterphone/
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From:sarx_phagos
Date:April 26th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)

egads

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I cracked up reading your reply.

I will agree with you in that respect regarding that show. Yes, there is quite a bit of waterphone, but there is also that Middle-Eastern chant going on in the background before a commercial break. Whenever I hear that "Haa-Ma-NaaaAAAA" I am like, "Oh, a commercial must be coming up in the next five seconds." I still enjoy the show...even with its melodramatic elements.~~Nick
From:nvk
Date:June 18th, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
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I recorded the season when the SciFi channel rebroadcast it, and watched it all in one week. Fun stuff. I think there's a "small world" effect that happens as they search for dramatic twists and it just so happens that everyone is *gasp* related or *what?* working for the same few people. I can't help but feel like if I thought about it much a lot of stuff would not make sense or fall apart. So, I won't think about it much! I'll save some popcorn for season 2...
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