Monday, October 16, 2006


Great Cliffhangers

Perhaps it's my wasted youth on Doctor Who, comic books, and The Empire Strikes Back, but one of my favorite things about the new series Heroes is that they've really mastered the cliffhanger very well.

I think the big thing is that they've set up a lot of mysteries and hooks -- but there is always the risk where the payoff isn't that good. I've got a reasonable about of faith that any series with Jeph Loeb's involvement understands the type of storytelling that Heroes is trying to do.

I think one of the interesting questions is how far along are they setting things up -- are they looking ahead to the (thankfully now confirmed) whole season, or even longer than that?

And I suspect that this is one series that will do very, very well on DVD when it comes out. Like Lost, 24, or Battlestar Galactica, I believe that many people will watch the entire season when it comes out even if they missed it on original broadcast.

I know that I've already seen enough that I'll certainly get the DVD...

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