Heroes – Shark Jumping

Tim & Beth look at Heroes and why saving the cheerleader couldn’t save this NBC superhero fest from stupid powers, a writer’s strike and Sylar Christ.

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Hosts Tim & Beth break down the best, worst and strangest TV shows to find out when they jumped the shark.

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15 Comments on "Heroes – Shark Jumping"

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014
Good episode if they needed to come up for reasons to the blood not working then why couldn’t they come up with a way to keep heroes reborn from being better. Good episode though I totally thought it would have jumped the shark when they hit season 3 but guess the blood wasn’t the jumping the shark moment. I’ve also heard of the writers strike of 2007 let’s hope it doesn’t happen again otherwise a whole lot of new shows could get cancelled(and given the way a lot of networks cancel freshman shows cause the ratings suck then I won’t… Read more »
Stormtalon
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Good episode all around. Autumn powers activate! I enjoyed Season 1 and the first half of Season 2, but it then fell under the Lost curse: the Curse of Success. Like Lost once it was a hit the writers, producers and showrunners were in demand and lured to their own projects, leaving the show that brought them such fame in hands of a B team who wanted to do their own thing but also constrained to keep everything the same. My personal jump the shark moment was the Season 2 eclipse. Season 1 started with an eclipse and the Heroes… Read more »
Neo Ultra Mike
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I admit Heroes is a show I really liked and even actually enjoyed the second season of but… I guess something about instincitvely annoyed me as I didn’t see anything of the next two seasons or Reborn. Maybe I just lost interest but looking back at little reviews I made of the show’s second season when it came out (reading what you wrote about a show 8 years ago is kind of trippy BTW) there was just a lot of stupid I had totally forgotten about. I really forgot about Peter’s lame ass girlfriend who yeah he totally ditched in… Read more »
GreatestLatinoG├╝eyEver
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GreatestLatinoG├╝eyEver

Oh goddamn it! As somebody who is still in high school, that “I’m so basic” joke in this review felt so fucking real!­čśé Christ in hell, man, I know so many basic-ass people like that!

katwalk
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I’m laughing really hard because your final reason of “cannot let go of main characters and bring them back to life”

…. that is also the biggest issue superhero comic books

So they basically tried to do something different and just became dc/marvel great fucking job there

TragicGuineaPig
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The problem is they focused way so much on the Cheerleader, and completely forgot about So-and-So, What’s-Her-Face, and The Ugly One.

TragicGuineaPig
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GH-325? Seems to have worked for Mr. Lovecraft.

littlewillie610
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I actually get that reference.

Justin-D
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Sylar should have been a one off villain. He was a great character and Zachary Quinto owned the role, but keeping him around ruined the story. The writers kept retooling the story to not only keep him around but to make sure that Sylar always kept center stage. By the end they essentially used every horrid fanfic character trope one can think of on him. He was a Mary Sue, a Villain Sue, and a God Mode Sue all rolled into one. The writers strike didn’t help matters. A few NYCCs ago I got to sit it on a panel… Read more »
Justin-D
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And I agree, the show definitely would have benefited from switching casts for each season, following a new group of characters each time. Maybe occasionally bringing in some of the characters from previous seasons into the next as cameos. HRG is the only character I can see being somewhat necessary to keep around for the whole show, given his job was hunting down Evos.

jsnyder82
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Did you guys just call Kristin Bell Malin Akerman?

world_dancer
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I actually think the jumping the shark moment was Season 2 Episode 1.

The first season had been a super slow build, so that when the finale hit we were kind of impatient for something to happen and all the heroes to get together into a Justice League or something. But no. Everyone was split up again. It was like all the build had led to nothing.

BlueHero
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I enjoyed the first season and a bit of Season 2. However a lot of the show did feel ripped from X-men comics.

Gandaleon
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Great video, guys. And I agree with most of what you’ve explained. But while we’re on the subject of Claire’s SUPER-superpower – that line of reasoning also applies to Hiro, doesn’t it? Time travelling is a device which is tricky even for the most skilled writers, since it’s easy to use it as a plot device to which no rules apply anymore. Hiro was waaay to powerful, right from the start. (ALPHAS treated a similar topic much, MUCH more subtle – it’s a shame it didn’t get a lot of attention and got cancelled) Some superpowers in a relatively realistic… Read more »
ThisIsScorpio
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I’m glad I just stopped after Season 1

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