There's just something about this season of Heroes that doesn't feel quite right to me. I guess it's something that all major serialized television dramas encounter at some point in their duration. Lost ran into the same problem in their second season, and it took a lot of time and effort (and griping from fans) to turn it around. I just hope it doesn't take Heroes that long to realize they might be going in the wrong direction.
Here's the thing - the show doesn't evoke the same emotion inside me anymore. Instead of the story being more about the characters than the special effects, it seems the tables have turned and now we're treated to needless shot after shot of super powers that don't push the story along.
After season one built up so much momentum from beginning to end with the constant suspense of moving toward "the bomb" and learning the backgrounds of our favorite characters, now we're dumped into season two with no movement - no pace at all. It's as if I just went sliding down a series of rapids, over a waterfall and now I'm in a stagnant puddle.
I just miss the magic of the first season - the awakening of that feeling inside me when I experienced the journey with the show's characters for the first time. Now that Isaac and DL are gone - and many of the backdrops of season one are no longer part of the story - it seems a bit of that magic is missing.
It's only three episodes into the new season, and there's room to grow and time to change - but I'm just not as excited as I used to be. I'm going to stick by it, but it's slowly losing ground in the constant tug-of-war that is "my favorites." And here's another thing - and this goes out to Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb and Greg Beeman... IF YOU KILL OFF MR. BENNET I WILL STOP WATCHING YOUR TELEVISION PROGRAM.