All right, Heroesfans
watchers. Tonight’s the night. After 18 episodes of some of the most
inconsistent characters and consistently awful storytelling on TV, Heroes might finally turn around now that Pushing Daisies‘
Bryan Fuller has returned to take charge of the show. I don’t want to
get too optimistic; I mean, it’s only his first episode back and he’s
got to deal with the stupidity of the season so far, not least of which
includes Hiro and Ando stuck babysitting and Claire getting ogled by
mouth-breathing comic store patrons; plus, there’s only so much one man
can do. However, if tonight’s episode does not fill me with hate and
rage, I’ll consider it a major step up from the rest of the season. As
always, come by at 8:50 pm EST for TR‘s Heroes live-blog, where, if the episode is actually good, we’ll be confused and awkward and quiet… for once.
Oh, lest I forget, here’s a video that’s much, much better than Heroes, straight from Norway:
Bizarre? Yes. But it didn’t make me feel dumber for having watched it, which means it’s better than both Heroes seasons 2 and 3… so far. (Via io9)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.