About 3 months ago, I tossed my PS3 controller on the couch and it bounced off onto the coffee table, hitting itself rather hard. I could no longer turn it on and had to resort to a life of only having one controller.
Then, just 15 minutes ago, I get this crazy hunch and decide to try turning it on. It worked! Like some kind of Christmas miracle! PS3 controllers, when broken, will regenerate themselves over time eventually. To celebrate this discovery, I placed both controllers on my lap, turned on “Lego Star Wars” and tried escaping from the Death Star in 2-player mode. Thank God for infinite lives.
What was I going to blog about again before getting distracted?
Oh, yeah! Heroes!
Last night’s episode was freakin’ amazing. When Heroes first started, it had this whole “Lost” thing going on where they’d show us one weird thing after another and pull twist after twist on us just to keep us tuning in. The first season ended fine, if not a little anti-climatic, but with tons of loose ends not yet tied up. Then came the much anticipated Season 2 which promised to be a lot more mind-blowing. It wasn’t. Instead of answering old questions, it continued adding new ones (much like Lost,) then started moving out into filler episodes involving stolen backpacks and people learning to jump rope. Then the writer’s strike came and they had to pack the last 12 episodes into 1. Nothing was answered. Bad guy got his powers back. Two people died. That’s about it.
Season 3, however, has already renewed my faith in the show. Taking a cue from the horrible Season 2, creator Tim Kring stopped beating around the bush and just got to the point. By the end of the first episode, just about every mystery that’s been bugging us for the last two seasons has been answered. Where everyone’s powers come from, what so-and-so’s secret power is, who killed who, and the age-old question of whether Sylar eats brains hav finally been put to rest. The show can finally move on to new stories without this lousy stigma following it (yes, this matters to me.)
Adding on to the coolness, we already have six new super-villains on top of Sylar, old characters getting power upgrades, and a few new twists as well. The only thing that bugged me was a scene where the mind-reading cop thinks he’s suddenly developed the ability to read a turtle’s mind, only to find out there’s someone behind him. Lame. Reading animals’ minds would have put this show over the top. But, hey, the special effects are getting way better.
Okay. Toning down the geekiness… how are you doing?