Tag Archives: Heroes

Heroes vs. Lost

What I’ve watched since I last posted:

Warning: Today’s post could contain potential spoilers about any of the above shows.

Hey folks, sorry I missed Sunday’s post.  I had a chance to go to Disneyland for the weekend and my hotel had no Internet access.  In any case, I did get to watch the newest episodes of Lost and Heroes and I figured now would be a perfect time to match the two against each other.

First off let’s take a look at the overall premise of the two shows.  Heroes is essentially a real life X-Men story.  It has all the politics, powers, and alliances of Marvel’s franchise but brings all of these issues to life with real people.  Lost, on the other hand, is an original idea that follows the lives of the survivors of a plane crash on a strange island.

lost-logoNothing is as it seems in Lost.  You are constantly exploring new possibilities and the character developments never end.  In fact, character development is probably the coolest thing about this show.  Each episode usually has one pivotal character that we learn more about through trademark flashbacks.  The creators then do a great job of applying what we learned about that character in those flashbacks to certain dilemmas or situations they’ll go through at the present moment.  Of course, with Lost you never really know when that present moment is.  After all, you are supposed to be lost right?

heroes-comicHeroes is a lot more linear.  Every episode leads to the next and all the character development follows that pattern.  That’s not to say the character development isn’t as good as Lost, it’s just introduced in a different formula.  Rather than focus on the past Heroes tends to lean towards the future.  The characters usually learn of a future disaster and have to come together to stop it. 

Though I love both shows, I have to say I like Heroes more.  Though I like the formula of Lost better, I am more interested in the story arcs that Heroes offers.  I love watching the characters cool abilities in use and seeing them unite together to save the world.  I will say this though, Dexter is better than both these shows and if you have never seen or heard of it, boy do you have some catching up to do.dexter-logo


Heroes Theories

What I’ve watched since I last posted:

Warning: In today’s post there could be potential spoilers about any of the above shows.

logoSo I figured with Monday’s awesome episode, “Turn and Face the Strange,” it’s a perfect time to share some of my Heroes theory.

Danko has some work cut out for him

Danko has some work cut out for him

Let’s start with Sylar and the Danko.  There is no way Sylar would work with this guy.  I’m willing to bet Sylar is working with Rebel in an attempt to infiltrate Building 26.  Obviously Danko would not put his trust in H.R.G. so of course Sylar would be Micah‘s best candidate. 

Don't forget Parkman was a cop

Don't forget Parkman was a cop

As for Matt, man am I glad he didn’t kill Danko or his lover.  Parkman has always been my favorite character because he has never strayed the course of being a good guy.  He has so much power and yet he never choose the dark path his father took.  Now, with him being a father, he knows he has some new priorities.  However, he has also been reunited with Ando and Hiro and you can probably expect them to keep fighting.

Now, the Petrelli family.  I have no clue what they are up to but I know next week we learn about a government project that happened in the 60’s.  Will this explain how everyone got abilities?  I guess we’ll find out next week.  Oh, and if you didn’t know, volume 4 of Heroes will be called “Redemption.”

Did you see that?

What I’ve been watching since I last posted:

Warning:  In today’s post there could be potential spoilers about any of the above shows.

Peter and Angela having a good old heart to heart converstation

Peter and Angela having a good old heart to heart conversation

Lets start with last nights all new Heroes episode, “Into Asylum.”  With all that has been going on for the super powered fugitives you would think things couldn’t get any worse.  Guess again.  With an alliance forged between the Hunter (Zeljko Ivanek) and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) the heroes are bound to have their hands full.  In any case you can probably rest assured Sylar has his own agenda.  Meanwhile Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Angela (Christine Rose) search for answers from higher places as Claire (Hayden Panettiere)  takes control of her and Nathan’s (Adrian Pasdar) situation in Mexico.

Michael is forced to come face to face with the new V.P. of Dunder Mifflin

Michael is forced to come face to face with the new V.P. of Dunder Mifflin

On The Office in “Two Weeks,” Michael (Steve Carrell) and the rest of the gang are learning to deal with Dunder Mifflin’s new Vice President, Charles (Idris Elba).  Elba does a great job portraying his character, the new guy from corporate with every intention of changing all the rules.  Really though, how long can this guy hold up.  Especially when he doesn’t even get along with Jim (John Krasinski).

Today was not a good day for Jessie

Today was not a good day for Jesse

This Week on Breaking Bad Jesse (Aaron Paul) struggles with his life falling apart on all fronts.  This is one of the reasons I love this show so much.  These characters are not on unimaginable, they’re real people with real problems.  As Jesse seeks guidance from Walt (Bryan Cranston) he is cold shoulder as Walt deals with his families trust issues after his recent disappearance.  If you have never heard of this show, It airs Sundays at 10 p.m. and is definitelyworth watching.  Without getting too much in detail, a high school teacher gets diagnosed with cancer and begins cooking meth to pay off his bills and secure his family’s financial situation.
Well that’s all the time I have for now but I’ll see you back here on Thursday.