The fall finale has come and gone. There won’t be any more episodes until January. Heroes Reborn has left much of its cast scattered to the winds, trying to converge and save the world. Everyone has some of the answers to how to accomplish this; no one has all the answers.
These Heroes Reborn reviews tend to divulge into just listing mistakes. Tired of reading a list of dumb mistakes your show makes, theoretical Heroes producer? Then stop making dumb mistakes for reviewers to pick up on.
Betrayal is the wrong word. Betrayal presupposes a condition of trust. No one in their right mind would have trusted Heroes Reborn up to this point, so no one could technically have been betrayed by the events of “June 13th – Part Two”.
Seriously, what was gained by having us wait until episode seven to get to the primo drama that has been running the engine of this show? Sure, the series opened with Odessa exploding, but why force us to deal with all the tedium of grief boats and HRG running around in circles when the show has HARRIS BOMBS under its sleeves. Harris bombs! That’s so cool.
It would appear Heroes Reborn is only capable of improving in half-steps. “Game Over” is far and away the best episode since the premiere, but only half of the episode is responsible for the uptick in quality. It’s fascinating, really, to see the show move at such incredibly different paces across its stories. HRG is getting shit done, but Luke is buying a grief boat.
Nitpicking the plans of megalomaniacs is fun, but it’s mainly a distraction from having to engage directly with the material Heroes Reborn puts on-screen.
Heroes Reborn is a dumb show. It’s a dumb show full of cliches and paper-thin characters and every bad green screen effect NBC felt appropriate to budget.
Family is as important to the universe of Heroes as Primatech or people inexplicably coming back to life. The Petrelli’s and the Nakamura’s and the Bennet’s and the Suresh’s had grand lineages that went into controlling the evos and exploiting them and understanding them. This focus gives the series grounding: We all have family and understand the various pains and strains that those relationships and exceptions generate in life.
Heroes creator Tim Kring is back to oversee this new batch of 13 episodes. While that could be an omen for bad things to come, the Heroes Reborn premiere is a solid couple of episodes that mostly avoids the issues that made the back, well, majority of Heroes such a slog. HRG is still the highlight.
Among one of the more notable premieres of the 2006-2007 television season was the NBC series Heroes. Set in a world where people had superpowers, the show examined how different people dealt with such powers. While the show was cancelled after its fourth season, cancellation proved to not be the final nail in the series’ …