Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Heroes is Back

Well, I enjoyed the first Season Two episode of Heroes on NBC tonight - but I was so taken by the next show, Journeyman, that I had to write a review of that first.

What the two series have in common is time travel, and there was a good segment of that in Hiro's story on Heroes tonight. He's back in 16th-century Japan, where he meets his hero, Takezo Kensei, played by Alias' Sark aka David Anders. The flavor reminded me of the campy classic Trancers - which is high praise in my book.

Claire and Mr. Bennet also have some good scenes. That whole thread is understandably a little subtler than last year. Parkman's an NYPD detective - just got his gold badge - taking care of Molly, and that was good to see, too.

New business is introduced with two heroes in the Dominican Republic. Twins Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro Herrera (Shalim Ortiz) have deadly powers - at least, Maya does, she used them to kill her captors, but it's a good bet her brother has those powers, or something like them, too.

And speaking of deadly powers, some number of the heroes are falling prey to a mysterious plague, which Suresh is seeking the cure for. Possibly Peter is suffering from it - he's indeed alive, as we see at the end of the episode, and which was revealed in umpteen spoilers last June.

So the stage is pretty well set. I wish NBC had sprung for a two-hour premier...

3 minute podcast of this review

Review of Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2: Time Travel, Paradox, and Heroes

Review of other Season 2 Heroes: Episode 2 ... 3
... 4 ... 7 ... 9. How Immutable Are Fate and Isaac's Paintings? ... 10. Penultimate for the Fall ... 11. My Predictions Last Week Were Right!

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