I like to think that you can learn something from each and every story. Some of the time there are aspects which are positive and worthwhile and general growth, but most of the time its’ a case of what not to do. With Heroes Reborn, what not to do is this... its’ entirely. There are no redeeming features here. Not one.
My theory is that within the first four episodes of a show a sufficent amount of the story is presented so that an audience member has a good sense of what the rest of the show will be. Whether it’s procedural or arc-based, the show will establish the basis for its’ themes, its’ characters and arcplots, if any, in that time.
Some bad shows are plate spinning; we’re just waiting for the big crash at the end. Some bad shows are comfort viewing, offering a connection to even poorly drawn attractive characters. It is rare to find a show that is absent of all potential.
What’s worse than making it up as you go along? Not even bothering to do that. They use so many lanterns, they must have stock in lamp oil.
In this episode, people walk from the arctic circle into a part of Canada which is light on snow. If it’s summer, it’s thousands of miles of travel across large stretches of open water (the Northwest passage, for example). And if it’s winter, it’s thousands of miles of travel across slightly less large stretches of open water. They cover this distance in the matter of hours. If they have a power to do so, that’s great. What is it?
They then run into a guy out of the blue, who also appears to have a sat phone or maybe a walkie. The further south you go, the higher the risk of running into someone, so this means they traveled even further. If it was a walkie and not a sat phone, then that implies even further south ‘cause the range on those things isn’t great.
Let’s check in with the other things;
- Where did they get the Katana Girl outfit from?
- Who are the guys coming to arrest teleport boy?
- Why didn’t the sociopath wife shoot Chuck?
- How did the guy make his supersuit? From pots and pans?
- When the girl revives the butterflies, does she also make them impervious to the cold?
- Without Molly, why is the system working at all? Don’t they need her power to make it work?
- If the powers are genetic based, why aren’t the parents and siblings of the Evos also empowered (or at least carry a dormant form of the gene)?
- How is it that the clone-guy is the only named character who has been fatally wounded or significantly injured in this show?
To use the vernacular of my forefathers; it’s shite. And I’m out!