re: Heroes

May. 16th, 2010 11:47 am
[personal profile] adeline
I was talking to [ profile] canadian_turtle about ~my feelings~ and it became apparent I have enough of them to warrant a post in my journal.

It's no secret if you've been reading my twitter that I am extremely overjoyed by the official cancellation of Heroes.

Now, let me clarify, I am in no way denying how much I love the Heroes I love. No past tense there, I love it too much to ever let go and I will forever be smitten with the story as it started. And I think it's BECAUSE of that crazy, immeasurable, borderline-unhealthy love that I am now so glad, so relieved that it is (and we are) finally out of its misery. I feel the show deserved so much more than it got, in terms of writers mostly, and it was ruined beyond all recognition for me in its last couple of years. It's like watching a good friend spiral down to death. I'm genuinely, deeply sorry all that crap happened, but after it reached that breaking point where I could not in good faith condone its shit, I've just been waiting for it to officially end.

I know that sounds really harsh, especially to those people who still have that fire, who can still see it with the same eyes they did when they first happened to catch an episode. More power to them, and there is no malice in my words when I say I envy you. I envy you. I especially don't want to underplay the fact that the fandom has brought me all these incredible friends and experiences and, frankly, as dumb as it may sound, changed my life for the better. I will not forget that, and I am infinitely grateful - more than I can even articulate.

I'll always love the show in some way, and I'm not limiting myself to the first season as so many critics do. I've found something to love in every single volume, in almost every episode - but in the end, when you add it all up, it has offended me far, far too much to retain the esteem in which I once held it.

I only wish the very best to those cast- and crew members who did their job with all the dedication you could expect, and endeavored to bring us the very best of them every week even when the script made it so difficult. I can only hope they find exciting new opportunities worthy of their talent, and I'm pretty sure I will miss them a lot in the meantime.

I'm just outrageously happy the show is finally gone. May it rest it peace (spoiler alert: it probably won't). It can't hurt us anymore.

Date: 2010-05-16 05:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-16 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree. I'm glad that they've not continued to drag it out because I truly believe it woul dnever be as amazing as it was before.

Ah well. I will always be grateful for Zachary Quinto.

Date: 2010-05-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You and I share a brain on this topic.

Date: 2010-05-16 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep, you said it. I heard that Heroes was cancelled and I was literally like \o/, trufax. Thank god for that.

Date: 2010-05-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
ext_107368: (Heroes // Adam in his cell)
From: [identity profile]
Agreed ♥

Date: 2010-05-16 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is a beautifully written post and I <3 you.

and I'm sure you know I don't agree fully with how you feel about the show because I still see it as mostly wonderful, and though I'm not heartbroken at it being cancelled I can't say I'm pleased either. But I like that here you haven't gone into bashing mode but instead just expressed yourself wonderfully. Sadly, there's been a lot of happy people running about bashing everything about the show in order to make fans feel even worse about it.

Date: 2010-05-17 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually you've just said it the way I saw it - it was like watching someone on their death bed suffering a slow and agonising passing. Sometimes it has good day. Sometimes it has bad days. But mostly you just see it trying to LIVE day to day and its just not happening, and it would be more humane and better on everyone if it just ended. So that's the way I feel about it, and I'm happy for it :) It was never going to be what it once was.

We'll still have Eclipse (A)

Date: 2010-05-17 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:: clings to season 1 dvd's, and hrg - mama petrelli scenes afterwards ::

There are things that were good even after Season 1, but the overall FAIL got to me, and I am not sad but rather relieved to see it go. Let's hope that the actors involved go on to better things.

Date: 2010-05-19 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree with you. I used to love Heroes, I think that season 2 is the best ever, perhaps because of David Anders, I'm thankful Heroes gave Zach Quinto such an interesting role but I stopped watching one episode from the end of S3. Too much nonsense, too much "they're friends, now they're foe, then friends again". When I read it was cancelled, I was glad, too. They didn't deserve to keep going on such a lame plotline.



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