Nothing Will Keep Us Together

Monday night while The Misses was searching the DVR for an episode of Imagination Movers to keep The Girl occupied, I saw a couple of minutes of the newest episode of Heroes. I didn’t see enough to really tell what was going on, but I think Sylar was killing Ron Howard’s brother, Clint, for some reason. I don’t really know, and I think I’ve finally gotten to the point where I also don’t really care.

I followed the show pretty closely during its first season. I thought the premise was interesting, and I’m basically a sucker for any type of superhero show (I enjoyed The Greatest American Hero for God’s sake!). Unfortunately the finale of season one was so lame that it basically destroyed most of my enthusiasm for the show. So when season two rolled around, I only managed to watch a couple of episodes before losing interest. This actually turned to to work to my advantage since the general consensus is that the entire strike-shortened season was just one big bundle of suckiness.

While I stopped watching the show altogether, I still followed information about it online. I think I was holding out hope that it would eventually stop being awful and maybe even get back to being as much fun as I remember most of season one being. But, alas, nothing I’ve seen gives me any indication that such a scenario has occurred or is even likely to occur.

But to be honest, I don’t see how the show can ever win me back. This conclusion is based on three important reasons:

  1. Sylar
  2. Sylar
  3. Freaking Sylar!

I have hated his character pretty much from the beginning. I view him as the answer to the question, “What do you get when you give a bunch of superpowers to an anti-social loser?”. Unfortunately, a pretty sizable chunk of the show’s fan base seems to have a thing for such a character. So there’s basically no chance he be taken off the show.


  1. Sylar’s my favorite character. And I am right there with you. Freaking Sylar! I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch more than a few episodes in the last two or three months, and what I do watch is often on fast forward. I read spoilers for this week’s episode and next week’s finale and it reads like the summary to fanfiction written two years ago.

    I’ll catch up one day, but yeah, what you said. Freaking Sylar.

  2. And to make matters worse, there’s a good chance that Sylar is going to prevent me from enjoying the new Star Trek movie.

    Freaking Vulcan Sylar!

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