The tradition of the hero in fiction is long and complicated. The first type of “hero” we find in literature, the Classical Hero of old epics, weren’t good, exactly: they were just big. They did great deeds, but they were also fatally flawed, and sometimes monstrous. Only later, during the Middle Ages and the Romantic…
Though we may look back at Heroes as a superhero TV show that quickly petered out in terms of quality during later seasons, you’ve really got to respect that original viral marketing campaign NBC used to promote it. “Save the cheerleader, save the world.” That helix symbol. And of course, the eclipse.
In case you were worried that Heroes Reborn would continue after its January 21 finale—and lord knows I was—you may now breathe a sigh of relief that Tommy the Teleporting Boy, Chuck on Fire, Rejected ‘90s Sega Mascot Samurai Girl will no longer darken your TV screen.
This week, things start to get back to normal! Supergirl, Limitless, Teen Wolf, American Horror Story, Heroes Reborn, Reign, and Nova all return! The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks’ fantasy novels, debuts! Plus a full week of Steven Universe, and a couple excellent insect movies! It’s all on This Week’s TV.
The fall finale of Heroes Reborn has come and gone, and it’s left us with some major revelations—and some confusion. Mostly confusion. I mean, I’ve spent the entire season wondering if the show would have answers for all the mysteries the show has posed, but I forgot to ask an equally important question: Will those…
Hey, remember how in the last two episodes, Hiro kept fussing at HRG to not change things while they were hanging out in the past, and HRG kept screwing with the timeline anyways? Well, turns out Hiro was right, and now everyone on the planet is dead (or at least will be shortly). Thanks for nothing, Noah.
Let me be the first one to admit when I was wrong. Last week, after several story-less, entertainment-less episodes in a row, I assumed that like its forebear, Heroes Reborn was just making shit up as it went along. But “July 12: Part II” actually gave us some answers, and impressively, many of them are actually…
“June 13—Part One” is about Hiro taking HRG back to a year ago, the day of Claire’s death and the Unity Summit explosion, ostensibly for HRG to get some answers. As the two arrive at the Summit thanks to Hiro’s time-traveling powers, they discuss how they need to find Claire and figure out who or what destroys the…
Yes, Ash vs. Evil Dead and Supergirl are making their debuts at last. Plus Bones and Sleepy Hollow are crossing over! Lexi Alexander directs Arrow! George R.R. Martin becomes a zombie! People are getting buried alive! And this week’s television includes tons and tons of Halloween excitement!
Goddammit, Heroes Reborn. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. You hurt me—not just failed to entertain me, not just insulted me as a viewer, but emotionally hurt me—for three of your four original seasons, and I still tuned in, thinking “Oh, it’s been five years, Surely he’s changed!” You haven’t.
Hey, remember all that potential I said that Heroes Reborn had two weeks ago after the third episode? Well, I don’t think I was technically wrong, but I do think Heroes Reborn has managed to squander most of it over the last two episodes.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, and people have been celebrating pioneers in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math). Which got me thinking: who is your favorite innovator?
This week, we say goodbye to the beloved time-travel TV show Continuum. But also, Gotham follows up that shocking twist, Doctor Who features a Game of Thrones stalwart, and LEGO Star Wars takes us aboard the Falcon. It’s all happening in this week’s television!
Let’s hope so! We’ll get our first clue as to whether The Flash can avoid the dreaded Sophomore Slump this week. Also, Arrow is lightening up. Lady Gaga comes to American Horror Story! Also: Doctor Who gets spooky, and Peter MacNichol returns to Agents of SHIELD. It’s a thrilling week of television!
Of course, the original Heroes series also used to have potential, once upon a time. So even as I watched the reboot’s third episode, “Under the Mask,” and thought, “You know, if these mysteries actually have decent answers, Heroes Reborn will have been pretty solid!” Then I remembered that answering mysteries has…
Here’s the good news: In the pantheon of Heroes television, Heroes Reborn is actually all right. It wasn’t nearly as gripping as the original show’s zeitgeist-grabbing first season, but it also wasn’t as terrible and/or boring as the show’s godawful second, third, and fourth seasons.
Running a comic-book store is a tough, lonely job. You have to help people find the perfect comics for their individual taste, and also deal with a certain amount of obnoxious customers. So let’s salute some of the greatest heroes in comics: Tell us your story of a heroic comic-store worker!
It’s officially the start of fall TV season, and seven new shows are launching. But only one of them has bowled us over. Plus Gotham is back, and nuttier than ever. And how will the Doctor save Clara from the Daleks? Plus, David Tennant as the Fugitoid! All this and more, on This Week’s TV!
So you’ve got a tiger loose in your local abandoned auto plant. Who you gonna call? Detroit area bus driver Andy Didorosi, obviously. He’s my buddy, I just called and had him walk me through what happened.
This promo for the big Heroes sequel miniseries, Heroes Reborn, just premiered at Comic-Con, during a panel where Greg Grunberg called the new show “Heroes on steroids.” And there are two reasons to give three minutes of your time: Badass sword-wielding Hiro Nakamura, and grown-up awesome Micah.