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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Feb 23, 2014.
"Heroes is coming back!"
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.
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.
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.
Alan Sepinwall on the Heroes' mini you never wanted.
Dump Kring for Kripke and I'm in.
Eric not Barry I assume? Although "Save the cheeweader, save the wowld" could be fun
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........................
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.
I feel the same.
The first season was awesome. I'll give this a try.
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! I'm very skeptical of this.
[Nancy Kerrigan]Why? Why?[/Nancy Kerrigan]
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.)
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.
Look at the new scifi series this season, not a high bar to meet or beat. I'll watch it.
And to be even fairer to Loeb, he left (or was fired; it's unclear which) because of those changes.
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.