7 Minutes with the Web Head

by alphamonkey on March 7, 2007 · 10 comments

in Commercials,Uncategorized

Fans of NBC’s Heroes got a taste of this Monday night, but maybe you’re like me and gave up on the show weeks ago.  Here’s the full Internet version of the sneak peak into Spider-Man 3 just for you!  Excelsior!

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  • Mav Murdoc

    The sneak peak at Spiderman 3 was, obviously, awesome. But I can’t believe you don’t watch Heroes! I hate most of what is on television these days, but I have to say that Heroes is one of the best TV series I’ve ever seen. The story telling is amazing and the fact that they don’t leave things “hanging” for too long is great. Any fan of superheroes who thinks they’ve “seen it all before is a comic book” should at least give it a shot. Unfortunalty, if you haven’t kept up with the show you will be lost, and I suggest downloading them. I know this is supposed to be about Spiderman 3, but if you don’t already know that it’s going to rock then you need to get your head checked out.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    Man, NO JOKE.  I’m feeling TV-betrayed all over Trans today.  There are precious few minutes of television worth watching these days, so it’s depressing that there are people that actually don’t enjoy Heroes.

    Seriously, take Mav’s advice.  Catch up to “Company Man” (last week’s stellar episode) and if you still don’t like Hereos, then you can put it down because there’s no other convincing can be done.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr (Alan Rapp)

    I gave Heroes six episodes and it never grabbed me.  Does it have some nice characters, yeah.  But in six hours I didn’t see one character do anything I would categorize as heroic, or felt a single character was a hero, and I felt let down as a comic fan since the show was not what it was originally promoted as.  Instead it’s a Lost knockoff about secrets and twists and revealing as little as possible each week, which is fine if you like that kinda’ thing, but that’s not what I turned in to see.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    You’re completely correct about the ‘Lost’ analogy, as far as the ‘revealing as little as possible’ aspect. In fact, just this Sunday we watched the episode from the previous week on tape, and literally there’s like 25 min of show in the whole hour. I’ve successfully avoided all of these Network mini-series shows, but was roped into Heroes by a few friends.

    I must say that regardless of the plot advancement taking forever, and how commercial the show is (35 mins of advertising, then a bunch of plugs for the website, etc) the plot is pretty interesting, the characters are well-written, and their ‘powers’ are pretty cool and sometimes used in some innovative ways. I completely hate the marketing ploys and intentional cliff-hangers, etc, but the story keeps me coming back. I can’t hold the fact that it’s a Network Money Machine against it.

  • Mav Murdoc

    Okay… First off let me say that I’ve never seen an episode of Lost, and I never will (Abrams let me down big time with Alias). So I’m not sure how “like Lost” Heroes is. And as far as not advancing the plot… I think Heroes does the best plot advancing in television today.

    For example: **SPOILERS AHEAD**

    Over the course of just a few episodes, they introduce a mysterious bad guy, reveal who he is, show his complete origin, he gets captured, and excapes.

    One character who has adopted parents… Once she finds out they’ve been lieing to her, she finds her real mother, shows her mothers powers, and shows who the real father is.. and that was all in about 3 episodes.

    Yes they are somewhat dragging out the main storyline of the nuke, but that is the theme of this season so far, “To stop the nuke”. If they finished that right now, they wouldn’t have much of a show left.

    And as far as no one “doing anything Heroic” I like that they are taking more of a realistic approach to having superpowers. If a real person were to one day wake up and be able to fly, he wouldn’t say to himself, “Wow… I guess that means I have to stop bank robbers and rescue kittens from trees.” He deals with it the way a real person would. Not know whether to hide, if he is a freak, if he is the only one.

    In conclusion, I know that not everyone is going to like the same things I do. And everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I think that alot of people dismiss Heroes too quickly because of their own expectations of what a “Comic book like” TV show should be. And if it is a bit like lost… I’m sure Lost may have started the whole “secrets around every corner” bit, but Heroes is still unique and enjoyable (for me anyway).

    I think my post turned into an essey (please forgive any spelling mistakes, I’m horrible at spelling)…


  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I’ve never watched Lost either, I was just reffering to the ‘mini-series’ style. As for plot advancement, Heros had three episodes in a row that ended with the same scene (Nikki sniping her husband). I love the show too, but don’t try to say the plot advances quickly.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Um, I think the X-Files started the whole ‘secrets around every corner/drag out plot lines forever with little to no payoff’ thing.

    Any show on HBO however, perfected it.  Re: Carnivale.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/razorfine_review Thundarr (Alan Rapp)

    I totally agree about Carnivale which worked because the world was designed, thought out, and presented in the first episode, and then mysteries of characters and events would be slowly revealed.

    In Heroes, I don’t get that feel.  Why do all these people, all across the globe suddenly have super powers, and not all at the same time?  And why do some of the villains seem to have had their powers for years before the start of the series?  What caused this?  What are the limitations to these powers?  Where are the discussions about power and responsibility?  Are the powers permanent or temporary?  When will any one actually be a hero – not necessarily put on spandex, but actually perform some kind of heroic action?  A good comic book would have answered or at least foreshadowed answers to these questions. 

    I’m not saying Heroes is awful, just that it appears to not really be what it was presented as – a story of comic book heroes in real life.  I was expecting something along the lines of Unbreakable, and was disappointed when all I got was more of the Lost style thrill ride show, but not as well thought out.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    I will say this as someone who loved the first couple seasons of Lost only to fall out of it this past fall: Heroes is a breath of fresh air after the piled on mysteries of Lost.  I’ve learned things on Heroes that after being teased by them, I didn’t expect to hear the answers to until at the SOONEST season 2.  The show really moves along.

    AND (semi-spoiler)

    The current story arc will actually be wrapped up by the end of this season.  Take THAT, Lost!

  • Boss Robot

    oh tell me more Aunt May

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