Heroes returned on Monday. And what a return. Before I get into talking about the show I want to explain a little something. I am not into politics. I am into art and creativity. I will tell you however that I LOVE it when a television show or anything that isn’t considered strictly political (like your prime time viewing) sneaks in political statements and references. I am even prouder when I actually catch them.
I used to watch reruns of MASH all the time in high school. It wasn’t until I got to college that I realized the political implications of the show though. MASH was set during the Korean conflict, but was trying to make political statements about the Vietnam War.
So, now back to Heroes…I hated season 2 of Heroes. Hated, hated, hated it. They’re superheroes I want them to be superheroes. I don’t want them to try and give up their powers (and they collectively gave up their powers) and try to lead normal lives. The first part of this season brought back hope though. They had the company back and it heroes versus villians and I LOVED it. Now we’re back for the final half of the season and what do all the heroes do? They are trying to live normal lives, well some of them are. For example, Parkman is trying to lead a normal life, but Daphne isn’t having an easy time at doing the same. It had me scared to begin with, but lo and behold, the show ended on a good note (despite the fact that the plane was crashing.) Good old Claire came to the rescue and led the other heroes to try and break free. So I can’t wait to see next week’s episode. If the heroes are on the run, this season might work.
Now, back to my ramblings at the beginning. When I watched the show, I didn’t think much of the orange jump suits they had the heroes wearing as they were carting them off in the plane, but it suddenly hit me when Nathan started pulling Claire’s bag off her head along with the head set and the black out goggles and the sedative. I thought that it was a little too close to what I would imagine the prisoners at Guatanamo Bay would be going through when they were transferred. So I had to watch the commentary they post online (I LOVE THOSE COMMENTARIES!!!). And Milo Ventimiglia (Peter), Tim Kring (creator), and the episode director provided the commentary. The episode director said that he was trying to go for a Guatanamo Bay look. So, yeah, I love it when shows try and make political statements. When main stream media does political statements right, they rock!!! Over and out. I’ll try and write about something tomorrow…
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This post was written by jjanvrin on February 4, 2009