Heroes, when it started, pulled me right in. I really, really loved this show. I was addicted and I watched all of the first season in about a week (and it only took me that long because one of the episode wasn’t working and I had to download it again, but through the worst internet connection ever).
The second season, as we all know, wasn’t that good anymore. Then came the writer’s strike and gave Season II probably the weirdest ending in the history of mutants. So, I kind of had mixed feelings for the third season that just started. But honestly, excitement was stronger. I preferred to think of the strike as a period of respite for the writers, who will consequently write better afterwards.
But after the first episodes, I’m afraid that that won’t happen. I’ll still keep watching, at least for a while. But I’m a bit disappointed.
[If you haven’t watched it and don’t want to wait, here’s a complete recap – including all spoilers, of course – of episodes 1+2 and of episode 3.]
[HERE BE SPOILERS.]
The whole Mohinder storyline sucks big time. It’s so not Mohinder to try the serum on himself. And then it’s pure cliché that he will become some kind of weird … thing.
There they went and character assassinated my favourite character. (To be fair, they started that in the second season.)
[At least we got to see him without his shirt, which was nice.]
Which brings me to Mohinder and Maya… If the whole mutation thing is something to do with adrenalin, then having sex with Maya is pretty much out of the question. She would kill him. And yeah, she’s pretty hot yaddayadda, but not really to die for, right?
And why do you go and destroy Ando and Hiro??? Not okay! (Btw., it is so clear that Hiro will turn out to be the bad guy in this version of the future he saw.)
And Claire is even more SPE-SHUL than special? Seriously? Necessary?
[And another thing, how come Claire nearly suffocates because her biomum burns all the oxygen, but biomum doesn’t even start to breathe heavily? Doesn’t she need oxygen to survive?]
And why does FuturePeter have a scar? That bothered me in the first season already: He has healing powers like Claire, there should not be a scar.
And what is PresentPeter doing? Why didn’t he just leave the bad guys?
And the whole Tracy-thing… So not feeling it. [I had completely forgotten the whole Niki was engineered and it was arranged for her to meet DL story… how many more Nikis are there?]
Sylar being Peter’s and Nathan’s (half?) brother? I hope that’s just a trick from Angela, because it doesn’t make sense. Like at all.
There were a hundred little things like that. I don’t know if it’s a good sign that I still care or a bad sign that everything leaves me annoyed.
What did you guys think?