Rather unexpectedly, the second season of Heroes have finished with only 11 episodes of the 24 projected due to the writer’s strike. So let’s see what we got in the season.
Original title: Heroes (Volume Two: Generations).
Spanish title: Heroes.
Season: Second Season.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi.
Country: United States of America (USA).
Episodes: 11 x 45 min.
Color or B/W: Color.
Creator: Tim Kring.
Script: Tim Kring and others.
Photography: John B. Aronson, Nathaniel Goodman, Charlie Lieberman.
Music: Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Manon Dave.
Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka, Milo Ventimiglia, David Anders, Kristen Bell.
Four months before the last episode of the first season, we find that the main characters have resumed their lives and they just try to keep going on.
Comment without spoilers
As in the previous season, there are a lot of subplots that converge into a bigger plot, but in this case that bigger plot doesn’t appear until too late in the series giving the feeling that you are watching completely unrelated stories (in fact, some of the are). Also, they look a lot underdeveloped but that’s probably a consequence of the writer’s strike that has led the season to be a 11 episodes instead of a 24 episodes one.
And it’s that one of the best things of the previous season, which were the twists in the plot that led to a lot of conspiranoia are not present in this Generations, as you can check by reading the spoilers at the end of my post, where I comment about facts of the season, but not about different chances and events that may happen in the future, as I did with my comment on Genesis .
The performing is generally at the same level than in the first season. That is, there’s no remarkable performance for being nor too good, nor too bad. The sound track also stays as in the first season, being a decent score.
The background atmosphere is not as good as in the first season, as it doesn’t really get into you. Also, the general feeling of the events and the scenes is very alienated, not being so fluent and so realistic, or as realistic as a series like this can be, as in should be.
So, as you may have already realized, I’m a bit deceived about this Generations, because in the beginning it didn’t met the same high level as Genesis , and when it could have done it, the writer’s strike sunk it even more. It’s been an entertaining series to watch, but the general feeling I have is that in this 11 episodes nothing really interesting happened… Where did all the epic episodes of the first season go?
Now the only thing we can do is to wait for Volume Three: Villains, which as far as I know, don’t even have an estimated airing date.
As I previously said, this has been a very disappointing season, with the introduction of more useless characters (for the only new characters that are slightly interesting are Adam and Elle), and the disappearing of some good ones, like D.L., Niki, Kaito, probably Nathan… in fact, the episode in which Mohinder kills Noah, I thought that it was the death of the series, but fortunately they resurrected him.
More things that I didn’t liked at all were the romances between Claire and West, and Hiro and Yaeko, which drew a lot of time from the main stories, as well as the excessively long events of Hiro in the past.
One thing I didn’t liked is that Sylar, the best character from the first season, got lost from the shuffle, even more because the lost of his abilities… fortunately he recovers them back in the end of the last episode.
Also, the role played by Adam seemed very dull to me. He might been a great nemesis, but in the end it wasn’t a character as good as he could have, I wonder if he will appear again in the third series. And the same goes for Parkman’s father.
END OF SPOILERS!
List of episodes:
- Four Months Later…
- The Kindness of Strangers.
- Fight or Flight.
- The Line.
- Out of Time.
- Four Months Ago…
- Cautionary Tales.
- Truth & Consequences.
- mrithail.com: Heroes (Volume One: Genesis) .
- mrithail.com: Heroes (Volume Two: Generations).
- mrithail.com: Heroes (Volume Three: Villains).