The sluttiest Heroes analysis in town
The big news in Heroes-land this week was the apology from series creator Tim Kring for the slow pace of the season so far. Apparently, the show's writers "aren't very good" at telling love stories, and maybe the new characters were introduced "a little slowly" and also maybe keeping Hiro in ancient Japan for seven episodes was "not fucking very bright." Those quotes aren't verbatim, incidentally. I won't be too hard on Kring here, because frankly it's refreshing to see someone from a show be so up front about it's weaknesses. Nevertheless, Tim, it probably would have been handy if you'd noticed these things sometime before all those episodes were filmed.* *Here of course I'm assuming that Tim Kring regularly reads this blog, as do countless other Hollywood writers and producers - an assumption I feel comfortable making, having seen no evidence to the contrary. Which brings us to Episode 8, the dawning of a new age in the Heroes world. According to the omni-present ads, all the mysteries of the past 4 months would be revealed. Will this mark a turning point for the franchise, or has it slipped forever from the attention of today's ever-fickle youth? I hear the kids talking about that new Kelsey Grammer show a lot these days. Maybe that's stolen Heroes thunder.