Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Heroes: Hopefully if we forget the past we aren't doomed to repeat it

I sat down to watch Heroes last night with my boyfriend, who hadn't seen the show since the second season. "Don't worry," I said, "nothing much happened last season." I then sat in vain trying to come up with a single thing he needed to know to understand the current season. "A bunch of people died...." I said. But then when I started listing off Nicki's husband, the painter guy, etc., he pointed out that all those people died in the last episode of the first season.

Finally I hit upon something. During a commercial break when it seemed Noah was in jeopardy, we had the following conversation.
Him: Eh, I don't care about him anyway.
Me: No, he's good now. He did all this stuff last season...uh, to take care of Claire and stuff.
Him: Oh, so he's paid his dues and we're supposed to care about him now?
Me: Mm-hmm.
Him: OK.

Yep, I guess that pretty much sums it up. Unless I want to get into the twins, and Claire's boyfriend (what happened to him again?), and Peter losing his memory, and Hiro in the ancient past, and Ned Rierson, and a whole lotta other plot points that apparently don't matter anymore.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Advice to Bristol Palin and Jamie Lynn Spears: You're never too young for Bloomingdale's

Perhaps this is the reason for the demise of America's teenagers--no, not abstitence-only education--they don't have Mrs. Garrett to show them the way.