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"Heroes"

I've been having trouble watching "Heroes" lately. I've been letting episodes pile up on my Hulu queue and I think I know why. They have cut back on the humor. In the first season Hiro was a source of comic relief but his story has gotten dark and there are no other light stories. Everything is so dark and heavy now.

On the other hand the Sylar story has gone in some interesting directions. I spent most of Sylar's stories screaming that people should kill him when they have the chance. I'm generally anti-death penalty but Sylar is bad news. If you don't kill him he will just keep killing other people. But they have played several stories that made us think he had really changed. Not to mention the alternate futures where he was a good guy. I'm curious where the current Sylar story is going to go.

The basic theme of "Heroes", that the difference between heroes and villains is not always clear, is worth exploring. Certainly better than the standard Black & White portrayal of Good guys vs. Bad guys.

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