I’m not sure what it was about Heroes, NBC’s 3 year old hit of show, but I’ve never found it too easy to watch. Having had the opportunity to do some promotional work with Hayden Panettiere, one of its stars, and having been sold by some fans I made an effort to watch and admit to being mildly attracted. But after watching the first 2-hour episode this year, it confirmed my initial feelings. I’m done. Hayden is a major talent and going to have some wonderful success, but Heroes is running out of steam.
Part of the problem is the airways are being flooded with these sci-fi type of shows. Burn out is around the corner. It started with Lost, I believe. That said, my favorite show in the genre, in its second year, is “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” on FOX. Summer Glau’s Cameron is the coolest, most brilliantly acted character on TV. This kid’s got more acting chops than anyone I’ve seen in years. Amazing!