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Old 05-20-2010, 11:41 AM
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Sigh, oh well, guess it'd be quite difficult to keep it going anyway. Just leaves Dr Who for new TV that I what now.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:53 AM
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Now apparently someone is suing Heroes and NBC Universal because of taking other people's work honestly what next?
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Now apparently someone is suing Heroes and NBC Universal because of taking other people's work honestly what next?
This is the first I've heard of that. Would you happen to know who?
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:31 PM
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http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010...s-lawsuit.html

Seems the case that a graphic novel artist is accusing Heroes of stealing some major ideas for season 4 from one of his works.
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Do you think that will take the show's creator to court or just be made to pay?
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Why what made it disappointing
Look up some DVD reviews of the latter seasons if you're really interested; www.dvdtalk.com is a good place.

I'm afraid you couldn't pay me enough to try and analyze why this particular one of my once favorite shows fell apart. It just became clear midway through season three the show had no direction, and there was no longer a Writers' Guild strike to blame for that. Inertia kept the strong premise of the series alive throughout the second half of seasone one, but could not carry it past the resolution of that seaon arc. Save for an occasionally strong episode here or there that deceived you into thinking the show was 'finally' back, the series just never rematerialized.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:17 AM
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I'm finding that more and more these days though - mythology shows that really have trouble keeping their ideas afloat properly.

Back in the day when shows like The X-Files, Babylon 5 and Murder One were starting off the trend of either arc shows, mythology shows or simply heavy continuing story styles they worked really well because they were newer methods of running shows. Because in the 1990s and 2000s shows switched from weekly stand-alone styles to continuing in a more involved manner than the 80s.

But as time went on and having a 'mythology' or overall arc became the 'must-have' component of a show it seems to me as if less and less of these elements are well thought out enough to sustain the shows. Witness (IMO) the TCW in Enterprise. The writers admit they had no idea what they were doing with that and it ended up showing, I think. You have to have some idea what it's about.

I don't know how to combat that to be honest, if it's even part of the problem. But I certainly find that such shows are starting to have less and less compelling central mysteries.....or the execution is poorly done and gets squandered.
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Gotta be honest here...when Heroes left the discovery of powers phase, it was no longer exciting. The show was heavily marketed on ordinary people developing extraordinary powers and once that was done, the show was done.
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