starting from the last episodes of the first season of Heroes, i've become extremely disappointed with the series. the first several episodes of season 2 seemed almost pointless, as a few characters were introduced but their abilities and stories were monotonous throughout the episodes, seeming to be re-introducing them each show and having no direction. old characters have been doing their own things and nothing particularly of interest. it's come down to what i hear is the "season finale" - is it really? can it end so poorly?
-end of season 1: why did everyone decide to just forget about Sylar and nobody even noticed he had slipped away into the sewers???
-end of season 1: okay this woman named Digital was supposed to be taking down the Company and appeared for 5 seconds in the actual episodes of season 1 talking to the Nuclear Man. she disappeared and.... yeah she just plain disappeared. good job. why have comics and even a website for her big plans to take down the Company on the website if she is never to do anything whatsoever??
-the "conflict" that ended in Noah Bennet being shot didn't make any sense. Dr. Suresh could have just asked for some samples of blood from Claire, no need for kidnapping or shooting anyone (since that was all that was needed from Claire, and they could even arrange an agreement to get blood from her periodically and they would leave the family alone). Noah didn't have to go bonkers and try to kill Bob, at least for the reason he stated ("so you won't touch Claire"??? see my reasoning above). sure there were other reasons to kill Bob (as he is pretty much leading development in the Company) but Noah didn't even mention this. Bob didn't even really ask Claire to help out when he had kidnapped her, even though she was completely willing to. can you believe the first 3 or so episodes that had Claire actually thinking about using her abilities to help others led to such a pathetic conclusion?
-what are Adam, Claire and Suresh's bloodtypes? all O negative, are you serious? that's a really fat chance. but otherwise, why can they simply transfer their blood without having to worry about blood being rejected like in real life?
-what's up with showing Claire and Peter Pan aka Superboy dating and being for like 6 episodes? who cares??? we got the idea from when they first met.
-rare mutations too common? considering their abilities, Claire should have to be related to Adam, which makes Peter and Nathan related to Adam as well. Peter Pan should be Nathan's son since he can also fly... considering this show is based on rare mutations, how is it that the ability to fly can be so common that 2 people in the world that are not related have the same ability? and if they ARE related, then Claire and Superboy are doing some serious incesting.
-"Adam can't be killed so we locked him up"... umm even the scientist woman who left the company knew how to "kill" him - just separate his head from the body and keep it that way. (though i can think of several more..) which makes us wonder why he was only "locked up" in the first place.
*this faulty logic lead to the strange solution of sending Peter into the air at the end of season 1. why was Claire afraid of shooting Peter since he wouldn't have died? why couldn't Niki just knock him out? cut his head off with a sword or stick something in the back of his head like before?
-what the heck were the original Company members' abilities? they were gathered by Adam because they were special yet most of them have yet to reveal their powers even when they were going to be killed while their children are quite gifted: Hiro's father, Peter and Nathan's parents, scientist lady, Bob.
-along with the above point, the dialogue is getting real tiresome with lots of "can't talk about them" "it's complicated" BS of trying to keep secrets and information to remain mysterious. a 5-year-old might like how uberly mysterious these people are but i consider it a cop-out, a poor way of telling story and developing characters. many things in this show are way too contrived.
-Sylar and the Mexicans: okay why did it only take Sylar like 1 hour to get out of the huge jungle? other than that, the Mexicans' story has been the same since day one. run away from cops, heading to America. i know it's a long drive to New York, but they seem to have spent the majority of the episodes still trying to cross the border.... once they got to Texas, they were in NYC in like 2 days. and their story has not changed one bit. no plot twists, just straight up boring.
-why did they have Micah's father "come back to life" just to become a fireman then actually die again, all before the second season starts? there was no point of telling his story because he didn't accomplish anything significant to the overall storyline. i feel like this was yet another contrived time-wasiting addition written in for no good reason.
-Micah, his female cousin, and Niki's roles have been completely useless so far. Niki took in the virus but unless she actually starts to spread the virus, saving or killing her will be meaningless. Micah and his cousin have not done anything whatsoever. i hope those hoodlums beat them up bad and make a good $5 off stealing the comic books.
-end of last episode: Hiro is about to attack Peter. Hiro went to the Texas location to stop Adam from releasing the virus, yet he does not explain it that way to Peter. instead, he tells Peter he wants revenge for his father's death and charges at Peter. are you serious?
1. if characters are not going to do anything new in an episode, don't show them.. you're just wasting time so the other stories have less screen time and therefore don't have to develop/reveal much.
2. stop being vague with lines such as "they have done things you don't want to know about". the dialogue was decent in season 1, but it's gotten ridiculously childish in season 2 in an attempt to keep viewers watching, hoping the information will be revealed later.
3. stop making such contrived story events such as Hiro attacking Peter. it would save Hiro time by explaining to Peter what the situation is, and it makes more sense for Hiro to talk it out with a friend. it would make sense for Claire to have reached an agreement with the Company and for Dr. Suresh to talk it out with Noah instead of causing problems with such vagueness.
4. instead of showing characters who are doing nothing, why not touch upon other characters who *should* be doing something yet are not featured? Matt, the Digital Girl, Nathan... these people are all working on something big related to the Company.. so are they just clueless and getting nowhere? is showing some characters do nothing but drive for 5 minutes or lay around on a date that much more interesting than what they are doing?