Thursday, November 01, 2007

Heroes, And Yes, Desperate Housewives

Over the last couple of months we've discovered old seasons of two TV shows: Heroes and Desperate Housewives. Heroes is kind of a no brainer for me. But Desperate Housewives? Well, my wife dragged me into it after she was dragged into it, and I watched pretty much all of season 1. I admit it, I liked it. Now, I've seen a few episodes of later seasons and it looks like it went downhill from there. But that season 1, man, had me rolling. Here's a sample dialogue that pretty much sums up the humor for me. It's the Terri Hatcher character talking to her on again off again love interest about a murderous neighbor:
"There he is, a murderer, living right there on our street, and there's nothing we can do about it, because you're a convicted felon and I burned down that stupid house. It's not fair"
It's just a bizarre mix of characters and plot twists where everything is shocking, and yet at the same time nothing is. And I say shocking not in the stupid way, but a really really funny way. Unfortunately, it seems that they couldn't keep it going with the following seasons. So for me, the fun's over with Desperate Housewives.

Now Heroes is just really cool. Cool concept, great characters, fun show to watch. We really devoured the DVD's with this one. As an added bonus, now I feel a little more in tune with pop culture since I know what "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" is all about.

My favorite character is Hiro Nakamura, the Japanese idealist and all around good guy. The man just always has a smile on his face. This was actually my biggest complaint with the show was that all these people with super powers seemed so bummed out about it. I realize the cheerleader is a teenager and all, but come on, what person in their right mind would realize they were indestructible and not think that was the coolest thing ever? Hiro can manipulate time, and he loves it. My favorite is when something good happens and he thrusts his arms in the air and grins.

So go see it.


Ashlee said...

I'm glad you have finally seen the light. This show is BIG in our house. If it's on...we are watching. And if something else is going on, we cringe because we know we will miss it. Thank goodness for TiVo!

Jessica said...

Yes, DH is AWESOME! I don't really watch anymore, but season 1 was fabulous. Didn't really get into Heroes. A little bit last season...I just don't watch tv anymore, unless I have it on dvd.

Bubblehead said...

Heroes totally rules, and you're right that Hiro is the best character.

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