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die hard is a xmas movie | by maryann johanson

‘Heroes’ blogging: “The Second Coming”/“The Butterfly Effect”

I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naive
I’m just out to find
The better part of me

I’m more than a bird…i’m more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It’s not easy to be me

Everyone thinks superheroes got it made. Not so.

[spoiler-laden commentary on tonight’s Heroes after the jump!]
Yea, Heroes is back! I was rewatching a few episodes from Season One the other day — mostly Christopher Eccleston’s arc as Claude the invisible man, because I could not remember how we left it with that character (he just walked out of the story, so he could conceivably come back) — and it reminded me how really great the show was that first season, and how disappointing it was last season.

I’m feeling a little hopeful for Season Three — excuse me, “Volume Three” — after tonight’s two premiere episodes. The sense of impending doom created by not-Peter’s and Hiro’s flashforwards ring very much like those of Volume One did, which was deliciously frustrating. On the other hand, it’s the end of the world again? What is this, Doctor Who? But I kid Heroes. I’m hooked again.

Visions of the future are generally a whole lotta no fun, but that opening scene? Coolness. Oo, Claire has gone evil! And brunette! And evil Peter (though it appears later that he’s not Peter at all) has a sexy scar across his face! Awesome!

And hello, sexy shirtless Suresh. Oh, and too soon it’s good-bye, icky Mohinder going all Jeff Goldblum-in-The Fly on us. But we knew something like that was coming, didn’t we? Also: how gross was Sylar mucking around in Claire’s brain? Gross.

Further tallying: Hiro is bored with corporate life (big surprise), Nathan has found God (actually, that is a big surprise) and gone cuckoo, Nikki is a-whorin’… except she’s not Nikki (or is she?), and we’re on the lookout for a “chosen one with purity of blood”? Hoh boy…

Oh my god, hilarous! The Greatest American Hero on Heroes? Whoever thought of that deserves a cookie.

Who’s goin’ evil? Claire, Ando, possibly Mohinder, definitely Mrs. Petrelli (except she was already evil)

(Watch full episodes at NBC’s official site for the show.)

(next: Chapter Three: “One of Us, One of Them”)


MPAA: rated TV14-LSV

viewed at home on a small screen

official site | IMDb

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