Man, I’ve Got to Stop Overestimating Heroes Reborn

The fall finale of Heroes Reborn has come and gone, and it’s left us with some major revelations—and some confusion. Mostly confusion. I mean, I’ve spent the entire season wondering if the show would have answers for all the mysteries the show has posed, but I forgot to ask an equally important question: Will those… »11/20/15 9:40am11/20/15 9:40am


Heroes Reborn Has Momentarily Resumed Not Making Me Want to Weep in Agony

Let me be the first one to admit when I was wrong. Last week, after several story-less, entertainment-less episodes in a row, I assumed that like its forebear, Heroes Reborn was just making shit up as it went along. But “July 12: Part II” actually gave us some answers, and impressively, many of them are actually… »11/06/15 10:00am11/06/15 10:00am

I Can Sum Up Everything Wrong With Heroes Reborn in a Single Line of Dialogue

“June 13—Part One” is about Hiro taking HRG back to a year ago, the day of Claire’s death and the Unity Summit explosion, ostensibly for HRG to get some answers. As the two arrive at the Summit thanks to Hiro’s time-traveling powers, they discuss how they need to find Claire and figure out who or what destroys the… »10/30/15 6:05pm10/30/15 6:05pm

Shockingly, It Turns Out Heroes Reborn Is Just as Awful as Heroes Ever Was

Goddammit, Heroes Reborn. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. You hurt me—not just failed to entertain me, not just insulted me as a viewer, but emotionally hurt me—for three of your four original seasons, and I still tuned in, thinking “Oh, it’s been five years, Surely he’s changed!” You haven’t. »10/23/15 10:45am10/23/15 10:45am

This Week's TV: Can The Flash Manage To Stay Excellent in its Second Season?

Let’s hope so! We’ll get our first clue as to whether The Flash can avoid the dreaded Sophomore Slump this week. Also, Arrow is lightening up. Lady Gaga comes to American Horror Story! Also: Doctor Who gets spooky, and Peter MacNichol returns to Agents of SHIELD. It’s a thrilling week of television! »10/05/15 4:36pm10/05/15 4:36pm

I Know This Sounds Crazy, But Heroes Reborn May Actually Have Some Potential

Of course, the original Heroes series also used to have potential, once upon a time. So even as I watched the reboot’s third episode, “Under the Mask,” and thought, “You know, if these mysteries actually have decent answers, Heroes Reborn will have been pretty solid!” Then I remembered that answering mysteries has… »10/02/15 10:13am10/02/15 10:13am

This Week's TV: A Ton of New Shows, But Only One of Them is Worth Your Time

It’s officially the start of fall TV season, and seven new shows are launching. But only one of them has bowled us over. Plus Gotham is back, and nuttier than ever. And how will the Doctor save Clara from the Daleks? Plus, David Tennant as the Fugitoid! All this and more, on This Week’s TV! »9/21/15 3:47pm9/21/15 3:47pm

15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed… »6/29/15 1:30pm6/29/15 1:30pm

Oh God, Heroes Reborn Is Already Getting Really Pretentious

I have a bad feeling about Heroes Reborn. This is likely because I watched all four seasons of the original series, which would make anyone depressed and apprehensive. But this portentous and pretentious new promo for the show is not making me feel any better — nor is the slow acoustic version of Metallica’s “Nothing… »6/23/15 5:10pm6/23/15 5:10pm