Originally Posted by archiguy
I agree that '24' is no longer "must-see-TV", at least in this household. The format had grown stale and when they start repeating themselves over and over, which happened long before last season, it's time to champion other, more ambitious fare.
You're right. I was being unnecessarily kind by only referring to the last season.
And I wouldn't hold out hope that the writing for 'Heroes' will suddenly take a great leap forward. Tim Kring is no Ron Moore or Damon Lindelof. They have a successful franchise, and plot holes like swiss cheese and characters with ever-changing personalities and motivations are part of the formula. But it's still preferable to 'Deal or No Deal' or yet another crime procedural, I suppose.
Yes, Kring is no Moore, Lindelof, or even Sidney Sheldon for that matter.
I think one of his biggest problems is his refusal to just embrace the traditional 'super-hero team' genre, instead of farting around with these pretensions of it being an adult drama, but without maintaining the original trappings of a dark side. Powered beings are traditionally one-note characters anyway, so let them have a little fun in the process. Iron Man with Robert Downey was able to step up to that plate. No one is expecting Dostoyevsky here.
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