Heroes news that is probably bad: Ubisoft Drops Plans For ‘Heroes’ Game
This doesn't really affect me, as I pretty much make it a rule never to play games "based on" TV series (the couple I've been exposed to, I felt were not very exciting and were thrown together to try to take advantage of fan enthusiasm). However, it's a worrisome sign of the falling fan enthusiasm and ratings. The game was originally slated to come out in time for this Christmas season, so possibly there were other non-ratings-related issues that led to the delay and the current creative turmoil on the show was just a good excuse for the publisher to abandon a bogged-down project. No matter what, though, it's not a good sign. On the other hand, we have...Heroes news that is probably good: 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller says he might return to 'Heroes'
Sad news for Pushing Daisies
fans, but at the same time, it would certainly perk up my interest in the show. I don't know just how much of S1 Fuller was responsible for, but the fact remains, when he was with it, the show was something that hit me in the gut and made me care about the characters. As far along as they likely are in the season shooting schedule, even if Fuller did come back, he likely wouldn't have much of an effect on the remaning plot for S3. But if the show gets renewed for S4, his hand on the tiller would probably make a lot of people have more faith that the show is going to get better. And, let's face it, the show needs something like that desperately. I know there are people on my flist who like this season, but of the 8 real life friends who I seduced into liking the show with my S1 DVDs, only 1 is still watching it. Bringing back a good writer from S1 might be the only thing that would pique their interest again.(And yes, I know the show gets higher ratings after DVR viewing figures are added in...but this fact has to be faced: advertisers do not give a fuck about DVR viewers because DVR viewers fast-forward through their commercials. And selling commercial time to advertisers is a giant portion of TV networks' revenue model.)