Monday, November 3, 2008

'Heroes' creative team shakeup

Well, there is no new episode of "Heroes" tonight, but there is big news out of the creative team for the show. Hit THIS LINK and see two executive producers, Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander have both been fired from the show.

Personally, I love this move, and not only because I have not been able to stand Loeb's recent work in any medium. I love the move because it is clear the writers are trying WAY TOO HARD to pander to every single criticism they heard over Season Two, and the result is stories written with the attention span of a five-year-old boy in mind. On top of that, there have been far too many wink-wink comic book jokes this season, and while I am sure Loeb is not the only reason for these, his spot in the executive producer chair leaves him as the figurehead for the problem.

As I said in past "Heroes Reports," the show is still entertaining, but the writing is some of the most under developed drivel you're going to find this side of "Spider-man 3." Maybe a little shakeup of the head writers is just what the show needed to remember to develop its ideas before putting them on screen.

From what I can discern, by the way, the show should be shooting around episodes 13 or 14 right now, which means we're still a good two months away from seeing if this change equates to success.

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