Entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly is featuring a Heroes-themed issue in the coming week, and will feature some Heroes on the cover (Masi, Milo, Ali, Hayden, and Zachary to be exact), as well as an interior article that proclaims to know how to “fix” the show. The big bold headline on the issue cover also screams: “A Series in Crisis”. Wow, EW, sensationalize much? I’m not interested in reading what EW has to say about how to “fix” the show, but the cover, if a tad generic and uninteresting, nevertheless looks nice, and there’s also a few possible SPOILERIFIC imagse in the issue that involves Mohinder, Arthur Petrelli, and Sylar. And let’s just say that Sylar ain’t lookin’ all that good in the pic.
IO9 sums the article up nicely:
The article also quotes Kring as saying it’s an epic drama about two families, the Petrellis and the Bennetts. And then Jensen suggests that may not be enough — Heroes should be about something bigger and more thematic, like Lost. Jensen wants Heroes to do what Lost did — decide on an end date, and then work towards a big conclusion. (With fewer episodes per season.)
And finally, and perhaps most damningly, Jensen says Heroes can no longer hope to be big, important TV like Law And Order. The best Heroes can hope for at this point is to be “a solid genre series that satisfies a smaller group of rabid fans.” Did I mention this article is like the kiss of death for this show? I picture the network suits reading this and writing off Heroes season four.
Methinks EW presumes to know way too much. You can read rest of EW’s article for yourself here.
At least there’s this bit of news about the forthcoming “Fugitives” volume:
The “Fugitives” chapter, starting next spring, is totally different than the current “Villains” arc, promises Kring. “The story will again focus on core characters and enmesh them all in a plot that Kring says was inspired by current events pertaining to homeland security, invasion of privacy, and the war on terror.” And the story has a “wide-open road,” promises Kring.
The EW cover and images below.