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20 October 2009 @ 12:13 am

1) That bastard Samuel. First he steals the Momologue, and now he's stealing my Previouslies? Stop taking over my show parts!

2) You know your show has jumped the shark when it starts ripping off Buffy episode titles. When the title an episode "The One Where Ross and Rachel Have Sex," I'm outta here.

3) I really kind of like the Peter/Hiro friendship. And it's nice to see Peter returning to his hospice roots. Although I would have preferred if he'd actually done than instead of turned into I MUST SAVE YOU boy. Oh well. There's a lot of Lip Service to Season One going around in this episode.

4) Wait, why did Emma ask Peter about having the cello sent to her apartment? She didn't seem at all surprised to see it in the last episode. If I found a musical instrument suddenly in my apartment, I'd call the cops first and play the concerto second!

5) I think I like Samuel much better when he's unsure. Certainly better than when he's being a blowhard.


7) "What shall we call you? Gabriel or Sylar?" "Call me Nathan." "LOLWTF." With all the poking Samuel had been doing into our Heroes' lives, though, he doesn't know about Nathan Petrelli? I would have thought that'd be a no-brainer, considering Nathan was the govvie behind last season's all out anti-Special policy. (Or did they escape that entirely, living as they do on the LOST island outside of space and time?)

8) Claire is spending too much time with her dad for a girl who just got to college. She needs to get herself a boyfriend, stat. Yes, I said boyfriend.

9) Nice fanwank to get over the Claire's-Blood-Should-Work thing. But very obviously fanwank.

10) Clueless Sylar is pretty africkindorable. But a little Edgar up in his face and he is back to his old self pretty quick.

11) The House of Mirrors? SERIOUSLY? That's a little theatrical, don't you think? I mean, give me a break. Then again, the Omnimax Memory Theatre was pretty cool. ("And it was nice to see Charlie again," I wrote in my notebook, having no idea what was coming.)

12) I suggest Peter go back in time and get Linderman. Or Hiro's mommeleh.

13) The stopped-time-oh-too-late bit was pretty cool. I thought he'd expend his last bit to warp his ass to Claire, who *could* fix that kind of wound. (Yes, I forgot entirely about the healer in the scene itself.)

14) If I had Noah Bennet breathing down my neck to do something in that kind of scary, panicked way of his, I wouldn't trust myself to heal and not to kill. No way. However, Happy!Noah was really cute.

15) OK, as cheesy and adorable as Hiro is, if I were Emma I would still say to him, what about my cracked plaster!?

16) I've figured out exactly what the problem with Heroes is, and it's encapsulated in Samuel's brief discussion with Sylar. It's the HARD SELL. It's all through this episode.

-Samuel convinces Sylar to stay within a minute. Within another minute he's got him chasing after Ghostbuster Man.
-Hiro shows Emma a trick. She immediately decides to accept her power.
-Noah gives Jeremy a pep talk. Immediately he's able to control his power.

The show needs to move slower and let people have consistency of opinion. Have them not be convinced by the charismatic characters quite so simply. Basically, everything that this show wants to do, it needs to do at one-third the pace. But instead of gradual turnaround, building over time, we get the quick, dirty, hard sell, and that's where it loses its appeal. It takes us longer than a minute to be sold on an idea. They need to take the time to convince us before the characters get convinced.

Ahem. Serious meta over with. Going back to silly meta now.


18) Line of the episode: "Don't just stand there. Get a mop." Strangely enough, the president said the same thing recently last week. Coincidence? ^_@

19) Hiro hears the "Go back" but not the "to bed" part. GREAT. Peter's gonna be wandering around with this useless-ass healing power waiting for him to get back. Pain in the ass. If only Peter had Molly's number in India...

20) And now, let us give a warm welcome to our newly baptized Brother Sylar the Carnie!

21) OMG, Samuel is pimping Lydia out! Did you see that? *Go on, fuck him.* No wonder Edgar's pissed.


Your turn. Have at it.
Maxwell Arcturus: one does not simply rockcitiesfalling on October 20th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw Jeremy, I started wondering how long it would take for someon to ship him with Luke. No joke.
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on October 20th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
hee hee, do i win a prize? :D

BTW i'm finishing up your peter/jim fic i promised you ages and ages ago.
Allyilikethequiet on October 20th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
The buzz from the Glee sites is yes, yes Jayma will be appearing as Charlie.
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on October 20th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
woo-hoo!!! :D :D :D

now all i need is for someone to mention molly and my life will be complete!
evil15smiles: does he look like a bitch?evil15smiles on October 20th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Jeremy just made me want an epic Dexter/Heroes crossover fic. I mean, the characters even have the same freakin NAME.
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on October 20th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
one of these days i will watch that show, I promise. :)
evil15smiles: odinevil15smiles on October 20th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
and things we're all too young to know: heroes-letmesumupdarlas_mom on October 20th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
::re: 2:: Actually, tabula rasa is a common phrase. And...was an episode of "Law & Order" before it was an episode of "Buffy." It's also been used on "Lost," "Criminal Minds," "Stargate Atlantis," the "Justice League" cartoon and an episode of a German show I've never heard of, according to IMDb.

It's a Stock Episode Title.

...sorry for the nitpick, you just pushed my "I hang out at TV Tropes too much" button. ;-)
Tiptoe39tiptoe39 on October 20th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
no apologies necessary. you and your tropetastic knowledge are always welcome to pick at my nits.

I'm just spoiled from having come of age on Sailor Moon episode titles, you know, things like "Drive to Heaven on the Car of Dreams!"