Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Heroism

NBC is bringing back Heroes next year.  Not permanently, but as a 13-episode event.  Original creator Tim King will run it, though it's not clear if the original heroes will be back.

This is a great idea.  As anyone knows who read this blog a few years back, I think Heroes, for the most part, was a disaster.  The first season started well but ended badly, and nothing after that really worked. But the comic book freshness it started with was a lot of fun.  With Kring coming back, and a limited run, not to mention, perhaps, characters we already know, he's got the opportunity to do it right this time.  There's a year to come up with scripts and an arc that are satisfying, not silly.  And he should try to keep the super powers well-defined, and not switch them around among the characters.

I'd suggest he use the original actors, if that's possible. Their characters worked before and, in the right context, could work again.  When the show got bad it seemed the producers were desperately introducing new characters with new super powers when they should have concentrated on making the old one pay off dramatically.

Of course, if the show rates well, NBC will want to make it a regular series.  Bad idea.  That's what killed it the first time.  Just have another basic concept, like "save the cheerleader, save the world," make it work, then get out of there.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be the font I am using combined with the effect of underline indicating the link but I read your first line as "NBC is bringing back Herpes next year"

Hey man, it never really went away.

6:45 AM, March 04, 2014  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I'll watch. "I deeed eeet!!"

7:20 AM, March 04, 2014  

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