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'Heroes' is coming back

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    "Heroes is coming back!"

  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Love the skepticism. But why not. It has name recognition and if they don't make the mistake the network forced on them for season 2, it can work just fine.

    I will wait and see rather than decide it is bad before I even see it.
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
  4. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Active Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    This is what I think is happening... or at least what I HOPE is happening, because it's impossible to me that they would be bringing back any of the original cast or focusing on any of the stories from the original run. Like most people say, season 1 was great and showed a ton of promise, but everything after that was a derailing train, which culminated in a full blow train wreck known as season 4 (lol).

    If they bring it back for a mini-series, my guess is that they'll do what they wanted to do originally - more of an anthology with different people/stories. And assuming they learned some lessons about pacing, continuity, and plotting, it could work. But it will have to be good to erase the memories of most of the original run.
  5. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    That's not the point.

    As other people have already pointed out, Heroes was a series that started as a really good show that a lot of people watched that crashed and burned in Season 2 into a spectacular crapfest that most of those people turned off in disgust.

    They're not going to remember the great 21 or 22 episodes at the beginning as much as the horrible stench from the following 55 or 56 episodes that followed.

    This move also reeks of desperation on the part on NBC.
  6. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    Dump Kring for Kripke and I'm in.
  7. pahunt

    pahunt Active Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    Eric not Barry I assume? Although "Save the cheeweader, save the wowld" could be fun :)
  8. MikeCC

    MikeCC TiVotee

    Jun 19, 2004
  9. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    The way I remember it, season 1 finale even sucked.

    I "think" the suits made them change the finale so that season 2 could use same characters (and suck) and the rest also......

    I see season 1 as great until the finale, then a different show with the same name and same characters started.

    ugh, which show will this reboot be........................
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I think that's very true. On the other hand, if they completely reboot it, with all new characters, and make that well known, as well as make it well know that the original showrunner is back (IRC didn't he leave after S1), they could have some success with it. I really have no desire to watch any of the old characters, and the only character I'd even consider bringing back is cheerleader dad (IRC the name was Noah). I've seen a lot of the old cast in new shows and Zachary Quinto would probably not be interested in coming back as he's had some success elsewhere.

    Just like the 24 reboot, while I think it's totally unnecessary, I'll at least be watching the "pilot" of the reboot.
  11. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    I feel the same.

    The first season was awesome. I'll give this a try.
  12. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    I loved S1. I still liked S2. I could stand S3. I watched S4, but don't ask me why. I thought it was longer than 4 seasons, but maybe it's just that the last of it just dragged! :p I'm very skeptical of this.
  13. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    [Nancy Kerrigan]Why? Why?[/Nancy Kerrigan]
  14. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Why me?


    Why anyone?!?
  15. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Haven't been watching Revolution, have you?

    IIRC, the original showrunner (Tim Kring) stayed.

    To be fair to Kring (and Loeb) though, the network did insist on a lot of changes to the show when it became a hit.
    (As pointed out earlier in the thread, the original show plans were a tad different.)
  16. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    After the first season it all turned into a HUGE pile of suck. I don't know if I have the energy/time to waste on a re-do show like this.
  17. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Look at the new scifi series this season, not a high bar to meet or beat. I'll watch it.
  18. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    And to be even fairer to Loeb, he left (or was fired; it's unclear which) because of those changes.
  19. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    See I feel it has a chance to be good providing the makers learned from the mistakes made. Not many shows get the chance to learn from their own failure.

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