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HEROES 3.011 - "THE ECLIPSE Part II"

The other working title for this episode was "NOPE, IT IS NOT OVER YET", and by that I mean my suffering.

I actually get yelled at for watching 'HEROES' now. I am usually at my girlfriend's house and she and her brother will end up saying "Oh, Stop with the HEROES", on Monday nights.

A week or two ago, I would shrug off the complaints, and remember back to the time I watched Season 2 straight through, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Most people disliked Season 2 and I eagerly burned right through it.

So why does watching season 3 feel like a chore?

FRINGE 1.09 - " DREAMSCAPE"

Oh, how 'Lost', 'Heroes' (the first season) and other television shows with ongoing stories have spoiled us. We can no longer tolerate non-mythology, monster of the week type episodes in a season. These episodes, which don't seem to be connected to the "big picture" of the show in discussion, made up the majority of a season for shows like 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and the 'X-files', and also seems to be the main type of episode for this season of 'Fringe'.

HEROES 3.10 "THE ECLIPSE"

The title for last night's episode was "The Eclipse". There were two other working titles- "Longest Freaking Eclipse Ever" and "Reset Button". Just kidding.

The first half of 'the episode was basically a set up for the scenarios the Heroes would be in, the moment the eclipse took away their powers. The second half was how they reacted when their powers were gone.

FRINGE 1.08 "The Equation"

As if in response to our constant complaining about the 'Fringe' formula, the show's creators offered us something different for this episode. Our wish to get a better understanding of who is actually pulling the strings has gone unanswered yet again, but this episode did offer something for viewers to sink their teeth in. Well, at least that is how I felt.

HEROES 3.09 - "It's Coming"

What a polarized episode! For every good scene in this episode there was an equally craptastic one to balance it out. Unfortunately, that balance doesn't hold, and the crap starts overflowing.

FRINGE 1.07 - "In Which We Meet Mr.Jones"

Two nights back, while working on my ‘Heroes’ review, I switched the framework for the blog. Tonight, I am getting rid of the ‘Fringe’ format. Hopefully, this won’t be very jarring. I want to break away from being formulaic, especially since I am writing about a very formulaic show.

HEROES 3.08 - VILLAINS

I noticed that the comments have dropped off quite a bit on my blogs concerning 'Heroes'. So, first and foremost, I would like a show of hands (er comments) How many of you are still watching 'Heroes'? A simple "I'm not" or "I am" will do.

The sad thing is, is that I am seriously considering dropping the show myself. I would like to think that it is because of my own taste, and not because of the Anti-Heroes Bandwagon, that seems to be pulled by Entertainment Weekly.

Halloween in NYC, 2008

Here are some pictures from Friday night. My girlfriend outdid herself by creating the two Strangers costumes you will see. I'm Hellboy, and no that's NOT Jason Voorhees, but my friend Ray had a nostalgic episode and dressed up like Casey Jones, from Ninja Turtle fame. A lot of these pictures were taken in Union Square. Trust you'll find oompa loompas, Captain Planet, and a few Spidermen. Enjoy, here's the link to these photos, hosted on Photobucket...

http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/VCarbellano/?albumview=slideshow

Ok, Now WHERE is everyone GOING for Halloween?

As per Eric's blog post, many of you have thrown in possible costume suggestions for Halloween. Let's take it to the next step. After you get dressed up (or not) where are you going?

HEROES 3.07

The cast of ‘Heroes’ is on the cover of the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. Inside, there is an article listing the five ways ‘Heroes’ can save itself, and become worthy of being called one of NBC’s biggest shows. I will go over those points in detail, in my next blog, since ‘Fringe’, the other show I cover, is a repeat this week. For now, here is a brief rundown of what happened in tonight’s yawner of an episode entitled “ERIS QUOD SUM” :

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