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Monday, March 26, 2007

Just Say No

I don't believe that I've ever blogged about television before because, frankly, it's boring as hell to read someone else's opinion on something you may or may not watch.

But let me tell you something, people.

When that show Heroes came out? I watched the season premiere and thought, "Meh". I wasn't keen on the idea of adding another show to my (admittedly scanty) list of Must See television. I already had Lost, and DVDs of Alias, and occasionally some Forensic Files if I was home at that time of day. Granted, in that one episode I realized that the deep characters and the cool plot lines and the fast-paced storyboard scenes were intensely gratifying after the monotony of Lost and it's ridiculous back stories week after week. But I staunchly refused to get sucked in.


Then everyone kept talking about it! If everyone had just kept their traps shut on the subject, I never would have felt the urge to download the entire season (eighteen episodes, for those who're counting), and Chris and I never would have watched 18 hours of television, almost back to back, in a period of two weeks. How is every episode is a cliff-hanger? One episode is twenty times better than the season finale of Lost. And speaking of, are we the last people left still watching Lost?

If I had consulted my doctor before I began watching, I'm sure she would have kindly reminded me of my family's history of heart disease and discouraged me from speeding up the process by giving myself a mini-heart attack roughly every 45 minutes. But seriously with that "To Be Continued..." at the end of every episode. It gets me every time.

Last night as we settled in to watch the final two episodes I braced myself for the inevitable disappointment of a season ending. I knew there was no way they could make their final episode any more awesome than every one previous. But then they DID! I think I actually screamed, gasped, and cried during those final 45 minutes. Thank you, NBC, for creating characters I actually like.

And people, when you so blithely decided to get me interested in the show? You might also have mentioned that Heroes is like crack; I might then have been able to avoid it. But now I'm doomed to lay awake nights, fitfully tossing and sweating in the throes of Heroes withdrawal, with only the glimmer of hope that is April 23rd keeping me sane.

8 Comments:

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

I've been refusing to watch it.. sounds like I made a good choice!

4:22 PM

 
Blogger CarpeDM rocks hardcore!

Oh yay! Another Heroes junkie! I am so excited. Who is your favorite character? Who? I must know now. Mine is Hiro which is not a shock to anyone who knows me. Comic book geek. Check. Quotes Star Trek. Check. Cute dorky guy with glasses. Check. I love him and am holding out until he realizes I am the one for him. And yes, I am frequently reminded by my friends that I am infatuated with a television character but I don't care.

And no, you're not the only one watching Lost. Between Lost and Heroes, after karaoke is full of discussions.

7:37 PM

 
Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

yeah, they keep pissing me off with this "next episode in 13 weeks" crap

9:16 PM

 
Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Uh oh. I don't watch Heroes. Now I'm feeling like I need to start downloading. sigh.

4:32 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Yeah, Hiro's my favorite too. I also really like Claire and her Dad. But I hate Ali Larter's character and her whole family- her "sister", son, and her husband.

7:15 AM

 
Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

it is the best show ever...and it comes back April 23rd!!!!

I can't wait, that Indian Doctor is my boyfriend!!!!!!!!!!

I love Hiro for comic relief and Claire...poor Claire....

7:32 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Yeah, the Indian doctor is a cutie. Too bad he totally effed up with that Sylar dude.

8:44 AM

 
Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

The first taste was free -

You have to pay me for the rest of your Heroes fix

11:05 AM

 

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