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An era has ended. And most people probably didn’t even notice it. See, Heroes Reborn may actually be a very historic show when it comes to the final analysis. Not for the right reasons, but for reasons that indicate how we’ve moved on as a popular consumer culture.
I started out the latest episode of Heroes Reborn with a small sense of hope. The solar flares flung themselves out of the sun, towards North America, with the trademark Heroes choral whine that haunts my deepest dreams at this point, and just for a second I thought: this could be interesting.
The biggest sin a tv show can commit is being boring, and God knows Heroes Reborn should already be prostrate saying its Hail Marys, but for once there were some compelling moments of action, a bit of grit in the cutesy dialogue, some flare to the bargain-bin video-game set pieces. As they say, something’s better than nothing.
Three episodes to go, and Heroes Reborn is getting a little flustered. I guess you can’t really fault Heroes Reborn for being a show in which stuff happens, but then again you can listen to your grandparents natter on for hours and not learn anything new.
Heroes Reborn was as wacky and terrible as ever. Carlos provided the most compelling material this week, with a storyline resembling something close to the B-Roll of an old Twilight Zone episode.
You’ve got to hand it to Heroes Reborn for trying at least. It’s not often that you see a show attempting to juggle multi-narrative character threads, time-travel, and its subsequent rifts and paradoxes. No two ways about it, Heroes Reborn is about as high concept as they come.
Heroes Reborn smartly side-stepped the whole time paradox conundrum by, as Hiro repeatedly stressed, “not stepping on any butterflies”. It’s almost as if the whole episode tonight was a way for the show to answer the most obvious question of the series so far…
As far as ‘out there’ goes, Heroes Reborn is really earning that title. I’m not really sure how this series got greenlit by NBC, why it continues to be on the air, and if it is anything more than the recovered b-sides of a Tim Kring’s original Heroes‘ universe.
With a compelling end-game now in play, and a cast that is slowly easing into its potential, this season of Heroes Reborn is looking up in all its goofy glory. The show’s never going to stop being cheesy, so here’s hoping that the interactions between heroes only serve to play that up and make this a really enjoyable, pulpy hour of TV.
Heroes Reborn has started to coalesce into the show it wants to be, and that show is a really fun, corny B-Movie take on the superhero genre that somehow is managing to be more entertaining with this episode than anything Marvel or DC has put out into theaters.
After staggering through its double-episode opener, and who knows why that’s still a thing in this era of binge-watching, Heroes Reborn is growing up to be a curious, if not yet compelling, development of its universe.
NBC clearly thought Heroes Rebornshould get with the ‘new times’ – that is, the young, pre-millenial, tumblr-gen. And the consequence of Reborn is a mixed bag of rehashed ideas, lukewarm powers, and a diverse cast of heroes.