Monday, September 25, 2006

The Hiro Show?

Part of being my nerd self is to check out all things genre, so I checked out NBC's new show Heroes tonight.
First off, dumb opening crawl, then an even dumber opening narration. Why both?
A lot of people have been calling the Asian character Hiro as the breakout of the show, but I still feel that his story is a little bland. I think a Japanese character trying to breakout and become an individual was already done by Gedde Watanabe in the Gung Ho TV series in the 80's. Do Americans still genuinely believe that Japanese are so homogenous and have an ant colony mentality? Come on.
I'll probably give this show a couple more episodes.

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