“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Sunday, September 02, 2007
I'm watching (well...mostly listening as I draw) "HEROES Season One" DVD Box set and I can understand why people speak very highly of it. I never caught the series' original airing because I hardly have time for TV (I wish I did...free time would be nice) and whenever possible I try to watch episodes back to back to back in oder to get the full effect. Yeah, I know - it's slightly this side of OCD.
Anyhoo, even though I'm not an avid watcher of the show, I am VERY glad there is actual programming going on in television these days - instead of the regurgitated reality TV that networks have been shoveling down the public's throat for the past several years. And this one just happens to be about guys (and gals) with super powers! How awesome is that?
There are very entertaining concepts to the series so far (I'm only about 4 discs in), not the least of which is the character of Hiro Nakamura - the space/time continuum traveler from Japan. But for added comedy, one that I'm sure is unintentional on the part of the producers of the show, is how accident prone and brittle Hayden Panettiere's character is. I mean, whenever they needed to show her powers in effect (short of the self-inflicted damage she did to herself) she practically breaks in half! From her neck twisting around, to a stick shoved into the side her head, to her hands going through a glass cabinet?! Poor girl. I dunno...seemed kind of funny to me.
For those of you who've never seen it, I think it's worth the watch just so you can see what all the hubbub is about. Me, I gotta go find reference now - what the hell is 'Serenity' and 'Firefly'?
at 8:22 AM