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October 13th, 2008


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09:37 pm - What's That Coming over the Hill?
WHAT THE FUCK, PHOENIX?? Time did not change, and Entourage was still on at 10:00, but network shows started an hour early?? I totally missed Chuck. I mean, I guess if I had known it was on at 7 instead of 8 I wouldn't have gone out to dinner, and then I wouldn't have experienced the hilarity of a Canadian guy asking what an enchilada was.

The Heroes

Holy God, is "monster" the new "maverick"?

Bubbles!! I think his vortex power was a little too sci-fi even for this show, but it's not like the writers care about internal consistency at all at this point. I like how the vortexes (vortices?) engage in selective sucking. But, hey, guess we don't have to deal with them anymore anyway since...what the hell, they only got Andre Royo for one episode? It looked like his name was in the main credits back in the second episode when I guess we were supposed to have seen a picture of him.

Sylar lost all his powers at some point, right? That's why he had to get Claire's power again? Because, otherwise...HE TOTALLY HAS SUPERHEARING, WHAT THE HELL.

I am less annoyed about Nathan having fake superpowers now than I thought I would be from the preview, if only because the exchange between him and Tracy was awesome ("You think God gave us these abilities?" "Who else?" "A doctor in Reseda. [Dumbass.]") Although, ha, this is sort of the reverse of the Cloak and Dagger story.

I am not sure I believe a word that comes out of Angela Petrelli's mouth.

I just realized that Daphne reminds me of Chiana. She has a similar way of moving. Plus, the crazy hair. Also, kind of amoral. And possibly kinda racist? I mean, she flips through folders and sees a black guy and an Indian guy and declares, "These are some nasty people." Bitch! It sure didn't look like she actually read anything about them; I couldn't see anything obvious and in big letters. Maybe she READS fast too. We'll go with that, since she's cute.

I wasn't paying a whole lot of attention so I missed what happened with Adam. Did Marlo stuff him into a van that sped away or something? The whole barkeep thing was basically a setup so he could escape? And then Marlo and Daphne approach Hiro and Ando for...some reason? And then HIRO KILLS ANDO WTF THIS IS TOTAL AND COMPLETE BULLSHIT. That can't be for real. Hiro probably stopped time and went to the future and switched Ando out with the Ando in the future and killed Evil Future Ando instead, and since Evil Future Ando is from the timeline that's going to be overwritten, all will be well.

I...actually think that might be what they're going to do. Because there is just no way that Hiro would actually kill Ando, especially that blithely.

I'm so glad the fake Lindermans are courtesy of Papa Pac-Man! Because that makes some semblance of sense. At least moreso than the whole thing made before. And he's working for...PAPA PETRELLI WTF YOU TOTALLY KILLED YOURSELF BACK BEFORE SEASON ONE EVEN STARTED. CONGRATULATIONS, HEROES, YOU ARE SUCH A FUCKING COMIC BOOK NOW THAT THE SHOW SHOULD BE CALLED CRISIS ON INFINITE HEROES.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control

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From:vanessagalore
Date:October 14th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
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I have to say, I kind of admire you for still watching and trying to make sense of this show. You must have some kind of superpower to be able to write this coherently about it! (Yeah, I gave up this year. I may watch KBell's eps just for reminiscing.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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Ha ha ha. I mean, I do still get enjoyment from it, even though it makes no sense anymore. It's still fun sometimes, and it's somewhat endearing to see what is essentially a ridiculous comic book as a TV show.

I forgot to write about Mohinder! I knew I was forgetting something. Oh well.
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From:airbefore
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
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Maybe it's because Arizona doesn't observe DST?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
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That's what I'm guessing, but that doesn't explain why the HBO show still came on at the right time. Is it because it's a national channel instead of a local network? That's probably it. Damn you, Arizona.
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From:funky_donut
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's it. Like I said, Silly Arizonans.
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From:funky_donut
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
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Yeah, Arizona is weird. They follow that whole central time zone thing with prime time starting at 7:00. I think it might actually be called "mountain time" or something like that. When Daylight Savings time ends, Arizona will be an hour ahead of California, rather than the same as California. Crazy Arizonans.

Chuck was really good, too! At least you can watch it online soon!

Heroes makes no sense! But I totally called Parkman's dad being the one to make Linderman appear as soon as Daphne was talking to him, too.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
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I almost watched the end of Chuck! Luckily, I quickly caught on that I was probably about to be spoiled for the ending, so I switched away.

I forgot what happened to Parkman's dad, so I was just very confused and annoyed that Daphne was having the same crazy that Nathan was having.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 15th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
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I just watched Chuck! It was indeed really good, and holy crap, I'm so glad I switched channels when I did so I didn't spoil myself for the ending! Haaaaaa.
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From:loopychew
Date:October 15th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Outta curiosity, are you planning on blogging about them here?

And how about Dexter?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 15th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I may or may not get around to posting about Chuck and HIMYM. I don't have a whole lot to say about them, but I may stick them in a post at the end of the week. They get into the Monday posts because they're there, but it seems like most of the comments are about Heroes. Since I write more about it. This could be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I haven't been able to watch Dexter!! My work laptop doesn't have the right codecs, and I don't have the admin rights to install them.
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From:gymble
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
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I just realized that Daphne reminds me of Chiana.
Ooh, yes! You're totally right.

And then HIRO KILLS ANDO WTF THIS IS TOTAL AND COMPLETE BULLSHIT.
IT HAD DAMN WELL BETTER BE. Ahem. If Hiro really killed Ando, then Heroes just lost me for good. This season is weird.

I'm not sure that I'm going to stick with this show. Right now I do, because nothing else is on at 9. I really use the 8 hour to be freed up though. Stupid overlapping shows.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
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Ooh, yes! You're totally right.
It seriously looks like Brea Grant watched Farscape. Which makes her even cuter!

IT HAD DAMN WELL BETTER BE. Ahem. If Hiro really killed Ando, then Heroes just lost me for good. This season is weird.
It totally is.

I'm not sure that I'm going to stick with this show. Right now I do, because nothing else is on at 9.
I guess you could use that time to...work on your thesis?
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From:gymble
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
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Right now, I only watch live TV on Monday and Thursdays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are for catching up on the TV that I didn't get to watch on Mondays. Really, what is with the networks scheduling everything on Mondays at 8?

I actually turned my thesis into my committee today. There are, of course, other things to work on. But at 9? Meh.
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From:cosmicviolet
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
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Hey, don't feel bad...I missed Gossip Girl because I thought it was a rerun this week. Thank God for torrents, huh? But I did see Chuck, and it was pretty fun. That show never fails to make me smile.

Heroes continues to make no sense, but at least it's way more entertaining than last season.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
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That's true.

I'm thanking God for Hulu because I can't watch torrented shows on this work laptop!
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:October 14th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
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If by entertaining, you mean "makes me say 'oh, you have GOT to be FUCKING KIDDING ME...what are you smoking and can I have some?" then yes.

I'm a fan of comics and of wtf, but seriously, my bullshit meter is getting filled, and fast.

Show, I am angry at you. Seriously.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
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I hope it was a funny aneurysm.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:October 14th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
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Dear Heroes,

I never thought I'd say this - but you have TWO MORE WEEKS. If, by then, you haven't even TRIED to make the slightest bit of logical sense (even by comic book tropes), then you join Fridge.

You have been warned,
Me.

PS - Hayden, I know you can act, so gorram do it again, please.
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From:shpyum
Date:October 14th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
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So because of our wacky time zones did you also miss How I Met Your Mother (7:30)? that makes me sad.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Well, I would have missed it either way, since I had planned to watch Chuck and catch it on Hulu. Now I have to watch both on Hulu tonight. All hail Hulu!

Did you see that everyone liked your dress?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 15th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
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I just watched it! Hilarious.
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From:harper47
Date:October 14th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I know. It's beyond confusing and impossible to rationalize. And Sylar has or had so many superpowers that he should still be invincible. Only I didn't really pay that much attention to last season so I have no idea what Sylar can and can't do anymore.

My boss is very dismissive of the show and keeps saying it's ridiculous now. And he used to love it.

I still watch but in a completely confused state. And I totally think the Ando kill is a fakeout of some kind. I like your future Ando kill idea but I don't think that's it. I don't know what it is but I know he's not really dead.

But then death doesn't really mean anything on this show anyway.
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From:janinedog
Date:October 14th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
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My first thought with Hiro and Ando is that Hiro will go back in time to get Ando later and bring him to the future with him, or something. But when Ando finds out what Hiro did to him, then he will become the Evil Ando that we saw in the beginning of the season. I think Hiro is naive enough to think that Ando would be okay with Hiro killing him for the sake of saving the world, but I don't think Ando will be very happy about it. :P
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From:schnappycat
Date:October 14th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Welcome to my world of fucked up prime time network programming. Sometimes it's the "normal" time, sometimes it's an hour early (usually), sometimes it's an hour late, etc. It's highly confusing and I still constantly have to check times. And live TV is much worse.

Sorry you missed Chuck, though. :(
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From:inigo
Date:October 15th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
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Sylar lost all his powers at some point, right?
He got telekenisis back. We saw it.

That's why he had to get Claire's power again?
That's what he thought although by then he had also regained his power to look at a brain and know how stuff worked.

Because, otherwise...HE TOTALLY HAS SUPERHEARING, WHAT THE HELL.
So either it's come back like they did or, the more likely explanation, from what he could hear and see (Bennet was shouting by the end), it was pretty obvious what was going on.

And he's working for...PAPA PETRELLI WTF YOU TOTALLY KILLED YOURSELF BACK BEFORE SEASON ONE EVEN STARTED.
According to someone of whom you've said "I am not sure I believe a word that comes out of Angela Petrelli's mouth."

Tell me more about lack of internal consistency. ;)


Edited at 2008-10-15 01:21 am (UTC)
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From:smiling_sunset
Date:October 15th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
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I'm so lost when it comes to Heroes that I don't even try to make sense of it. I'm thinking that maybe, if I rewatched Season 2, I can make sense of some of the things. But from what I've read from people's reactions, that might not be enough.

And yes, Ando cannot be dead!

I hope you enjoy Chuck and HIMYM!
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From:ethanvahlere
Date:October 15th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
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At least Chuck is online now. It was really good last night, especially the end.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 15th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
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I just watched it!! I laughed for ten seconds at the end. AWESOME.
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