Tales From the Bitface (Posts about Heroes)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:58:25 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCheerleader Saved, World Saved…https://devilgate.org/blog/2007/12/07/cheerleader-saved-world-saved/Martin McCallion<div><p></p><p>… for now, at least</p> <p>(What, you think that’s a spoiler? You saw the future world when Sylar had healing powers: <em>obviously</em> that one wasn’t going to come true).</p> <p>You know, some things shouldn’t have a second series. They are perfect bite-sized little vignettes as they are (OK, pretty big bites, and not so much of the “ette”, in this case). Their story is told, and while it may not have a tidy conclusion to every thread, it has at least reached a satisfying point at which to stop; there are no downright cliffhangers left.</p> <p>And that’s like life: there are no beginnings, no endings; not really. Only a continuing narrative that we pay more or less attention to; and that we eventually have to stop reading (or writing), and put away forever (which last fact is intensely annoying, and the sooner we can <a href=”http://www.singinst.org/blog/2007/06/16/transhumanism-as-simplified-humanism/”>edit it out of our reality</a>, the better).</p> <p>I’m sad that <cite>Heroes</cite> is over; but in a way I’m sadder that it’s going to go on. Because there will be inevitable deterioration — I read recently that Tim Kring has <a href=”http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20158840,00.html”>apologised about the quality</a> of some Season 2 eps (oh, there are a few mild spoilers for Season 2 at that link; or not so mild, depending on how you feel about them) — there will be <a href=”http://jumptheshark.com/”>shark-jumping</a>. And eventually it may fall to the lowest common denominator of all serial drama: soap opera.</p> <p>I’m looking at <em>you</em>, <cite>Desperate Housewives</cite>.</p> <p>And things that <em>should</em> go on, that <em>need</em> to go on, don’t get to. One of these days — and it must be soon, I think — <cite>Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip</cite> is going to finish, and then it’ll be gone forever, irrespective of what plot threads are dangling. Bummer.</p> <p>I fully support the WGA writers’ strike, by the way.</p></div>Heroesjump the sharkshark-jumpingStudio 60televisiontvhttps://devilgate.org/blog/2007/12/07/cheerleader-saved-world-saved/Fri, 07 Dec 2007 00:19:11 GMT