Note, the following are my observations based of my viewing of the shows and ONLY that. I have no idea of what the future storylines / broadcaster licences / big-fan-hoo-ha stuff is about, but I'm posting this to just give off some of my opinions. Take it or leave it, but if you're an expert, don't go around correcting me because you read the manual or something.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way... Oh, and BTW, there are spoilers to the shows if you haven't seen them yet.
For me, this week held two season finalies... NBC's Heros and ABC's Lost. Which did I prefer? Here's a list og pros and cons.
Heroes (S.F. on Monday. Second season coming out in the fall)
Pros: They got every major character back into the scene, and gave us alot of information on many of the mysteries. The good guys all finally unite to help defeat evil guys. Little girl doesn't die... Japanese friend of Hiro doesn't get killed (forget his name)... Slyder does get stabbed. Been waiting for that all season. A big usage of powers all around. Good guys make right choices. New York doesn't explode... and the solution really caught me off guard. Yeah! Plus, the season ends on a cliffhanger with unknown stuff, but it's a new mystery, and it already solved the main problems. See reasons why I don't like Lost for the alternatives...
Cons: Slyder does not die... only gets stabbed. Makes sence... why kill off your greatest bad guy with a simple sword wound? Parkman, my favorite character, gets shot by his own bullets. They didn't downright kill him, but they didn't give him much glory either. The Petreliis (how do you spell that?) are likely toast, but that's okay, because they need to kill of some characters, right?
Overall, I think Heroes is a great new show. They introduce alot of new characters (and kill of plenty too) go through plenty of action and have these really weird power things with a perfectly logical explanation for it (its genetic) as compared to Lost's overall mystery of why stuff happens.
Lost (S.F. Wednesday Night, AKA tonight for me. Fourth season? Don't know)
Pros: Big explosions in the end. Large guy running down the Others in his truck was totally awesome. Charlie's little adventure in the underwater lab was great. So he had to die, but at least they gave him the most excelent death they could on the show. They spanned it out for most of the 2007 season... good to see him finally go out in such a way.
Cons: Flashback was terrible. Yeah, it wasn't meant to show Jack in a good light, but Desmond's flashback in last season's finale was much, much better. The brutal killing of some of the people got a little much without proving anything. It left on a cliffhanger where we don't exactly know what the heck happens. Are the bad guys coming? Will the island explode? Will Desmond gain teleportation powers in addition to foresight? What's up with Locke? You can't keep killing him and then bringing him back... in Heroes they only do that with the cheerleader, and that's because she can heal herself. And, if the show does go into a forth season, what'll happen, especially if the flashback was actually suppose to take place in the future?
Overall, I think Lost has run its course. Sure, months ago, I was saying it was pretty cool. Great characterizations, lots of mystery and conflict. Too much relationship conflict, though, and not enough gets resolved. Maybe it highlights mankinds standing on following without knowing and keeping faith in stuff, and then getting the final consequence without any explanation of "Why?" But Lost is a show... they can afford to tell us some stuff. I really don't like Ben's character... if he really is a good guy, he doesn't have that whole concept of "trust" down very well. Of course, Jack is just as bad, seeming to make his choices no matter what others say to disrail him. Maybe he's stubborn, maybe persistant, but I would try to talk things out a bit more (but maybe that's just because I saw the little message that Charlie sent out). Really, Lost has done a good job, but it never finalizes anything, and frankly I'm getting bored, and would rather watch Heroes, where at least them complete something every episode.
Now my rambling thoughts have been posted as a blog, and you were silly enough to read down to here. Or you skipped the bigger paragraphs, or clicked on another link
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Minor Update Thingy: I am almost finished with that short epic, just need a justifiable conclusion before I begin to revise it. But I won't anytime soon... graduating in 18 or so days, and have Opening Night in a week. Yaaahooo.
And props to Makaru for using my favorite Beatles song in his blog. "And if you want some fun... say oh la di la da!"