You know the one I’m talking about.
I work evenings and don’t have cable, so most of my current-season TV watching is done via Hulu. When I got home last night I stayed up until 3 a.m. waiting for Heroes Reborn to be available before realizing I should just treat it like Christmas: The faster I fall asleep, the sooner it will be here. And when I woke up, I got the present I’d been waiting for.
There’s a level on which I understand everything Heroes was doing with season four, and can say it did an okay job of it. But there’s another where it wasn’t really what I wanted, and I was awfully disappointed.
Season Three is where I stopped watching Heroes when it was live. I caught a few episodes, but I didn’t like what was going on with characters that were changing or being pushed aside almost like they’d never existed. And this time around, I was also disappointed by characters that were, essentially, reduced to cannon fodder. But this weekend I finished season three, and while there were certainly some clunker episodes and some story lines I want to hate with all the rest of the people who hate the later seasons…I actually liked it. Mostly.
Clearly, season two of Heroes benefits from the ability to binge watch. Because I have very distinct memories of watching it live and literally feeling like every other episode was verging on bad, and I was just one more lackluster one away from dropping the series. This time? When I watched 11 episodes in about five days? None of that.
I surprised myself Wednesday, by watching an episode of Heroes…and then watching 9 over the next two days. I was mildly interested in watching its sequel series, Heroes Reborn, which premieres Sept. 24, but now I really am. We’ll see if that interest makes it through what’s shaping up to be a classic binge-watch.