I should be working instead of reading things online, but for the first time in weeks, I actually read the main page at TWoP. (And yes, I do hate the new design so much that I now pay absolutely no attention to the main page and go directly to the forums. If "fewer page views" was the intent of that redesign, they've certainly succeeded with me. But I digress.)
They've got a photo gallery article up about changes they'd like to see in their favorite shows after the writer's strike ends. And although most of the photo galleries they've done have left me 'meh', I clicked on this one. And what they had to say about Heroes absolutely killed me. The original article is here
, but in case the link changes for some reason or you're on a slow connection and don't want to download photos, here is the text:
Heroes: Stinko De Maya
I won't belabor the points we've all been making for months, because Tim Kring seems to have gotten the memo -- too many characters, not enough plot movement -- but Sylar's abrupt shooting of Maya in response to yet more breathy crying was one of the season's highlights. Aaaaaand then stupid Mohinder revived her. Why? The black goop had potential, which got squandered over weeks and weeks of fleeing, pouty trembling, and repetitive "we must find Dr. Suresh!" subtitling, and still we know nothing about the power, where it comes from, when Maya got it...nothing except that its carrier is lethally annoying. It's not working; the show had no problem killing off the prior VP of Pretty-Girl Wet Blanketry, Simone; when the show returns, Maya had better be cured, killed, or otherwise kicked to the curb within a few episodes. Showrunners don't have to heed every fan whim, of course, but it's already clear after a season and a half that Kring & Ko. tend to have a Shyamalanitis problem when it comes to executing on extended set-ups; if they can't fix it, viewers will give up on the show.