wow, heroes was kind of a disappointment last night. i can't tell if it's the fault of the overplayed commercials that had me convinced that OMG THE CLUE TO EVERYTHING was revealed in this episode - i mean, if you're going to tell me that saving the cheerleader saves the world at a rate of 15x per day, then, when the cheerleader gets saved, at least give me a hint of how this might affect stuff the down the line. but it seemed kind of anti-climatic.
what also had me annoyed was peter petrelli. dude has no plan. he thinks he's got to save the cheerleader from some dastardly fate, but he just kind of shows up in texas, can't even bother to get the cheerleader right, and then just kind of stands around while the sylar dude is getting ready to kill. peter: bring some guns. bring some other heroes. at least call 911 immediately to the situation, and don't just wait around, not knowing how you're going to do anything. it's ridiculous.
anyway, i'm still overall enjoying this show, mostly for the reasons that it gives me very specific things that i am lacking from other shows:
-it actually (most of the time) advances the plot and doesn't make me homicidal due to an uneasy feeling i have that the writers actually have no answers or clue as to what they're doing [lost]
-i care about the characters and find them entertaining and sympathetic, not rage-inducing or total suckholes of space [studio 60]
-even though it is about heroes who have mystical powers, that aside, it is actually quite logical and well-constructed with good continuity, and people don't just fly around lacking motivation for their actions, or acting bipolar [veronica mars]
in other t.v. news, after getting home late last night and flicking around the channels trying to find something to watch, i settled on "how i met your mother," which i have heard very good things about. but five minutes in i got browbeat by kriston because "IT'S A SITCOM!!! IT'S A SITCOM!!! NO WATCH SITCOMS!!!" so we clicked on "once more with feeling." [matt, don't worry, we'll rewatch it with you as many times as you like.] am i wrong in saying that's the most perfect musical episode of television ever? or even minus the musical part?