Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Heroes: best episode ever!

I confess, one of the principle reasons that NBC's Heroes is my flat-out favorite TV show on the air right now is that they are not afraid to teeter on the absolute edge of jumping the shark. Case in point (potential spoilers ahead -- avert eyes now), this week's episode introduced a plucky new Heroine whose Power is, as far as I can see, the ability to do anything she sees on TV!

What more compelling argument could you possibly raise for getting (at the very least) basic cable? I laughed out loud. So wrong yet so very right!

Heroes also makes no bones about pimping for the fanboys. The TV-imitating Heroine's grandmother is played by sci-fi icon Nichelle Nichols. You may better remember her as Lt. Uhuru, on the original Star Trek. Her eyes can still cut steel. Also seen this season and last, was another Star Trek alum, George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu. Previously seen as mysterious villain Linderman was (omg!) acting great Malcolm McDowell.

How can you not love a show like that?

1 comment:

Dan Brekke said...

Hmmm. No, I'm not tempted to get basic cable (again), yet. I think the test will come when the next season of "The Wire" hits HBO (in January). I'll probably try to find someone to record it for me. That's both cheap, and, perhaps, cheating on the concept of "no TV." (Other cheating has already happened: we have a DVD of the first couple seasons of "News Radio," which is sort of a melancholy treat; melancholy because you can't look at Phil Hartman without thinking, "Oh, man -- how can he be dead?"_