Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bring Back Joss

My grandmother died on the weekend. I'm going to try and write something about her life at some point.

In the meantime all I've got energy to write about is TV. They aired the season finale of Heroes* in NZ yesterday. My main reaction was to miss Joss Whedon. I know that he could never have kept as many threads going as the creators of Heroes did, but the season finale would have been much better if he'd written it:

1. The ending of Hiro's story for this season wouldn't have been him leaving Ando to go kill Sylar alone. I have no time for individualistic superhero crap.

2. The female characters would have occasionally talked to each other, this may even have lead to them developing relationships with each other.

3. The two characters with the most central arcs in the season wouldn't be the rich, powerful, white guys.

Although we are spared yet another crazy, very skinny female character.

* A show I've only just started watching. It's enjoyable to watch, and has its moments - but the virgin/whore complex is a problem and I'm not loving the existance of a mystical black man without a name.


  1. Anonymous3:45 pm

    I hope that you are doing okay Maia.

    Take good care,

  2. Anonymous8:26 am

    Arohanui (deepest sympathies) regarding your grandmother.

  3. Anonymous12:15 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Grandmother, Maia.

  4. Anonymous6:59 am

    the mystical black man is from the beginning of the story - its a "oh thats why" sort of thing.
    what I hate was hiro leaving his dad and going to save ando - thats individualistic hero crap. Like when the hero in "the mummy 2" stops saving the world to have some romantic scene with the girl. COME ON PRIORITIES!!

    There were not all that many main female characters were there? And they were all "troubled" as opposed to heroic or evil which rather lowered their usefulness for a classic finale.


  5. Anonymous7:58 pm

    Sorry about your gran, Maia. The one grandmother I knew (my dad's mum; my mum's mum died when my mum was a small child) was a really kick-ass lady - I grieved so much when she died.

    Lots of love to you and yours.