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Heroes: A spec script

heroesScene One

Noah Bennett: I’m only doing what’s best for you.

Claire Bennett: I don’t need your protection.

Noah Bennett: Yes, you do. You have no idea what these people could do to you.

Claire Bennett: You can’t protect me forever!

Scene Two:

Noah Bennett: You know I love you, Claire Bear.

Claire Bennett: I love you too, Daddy.

(they hug)

Scene Three:

Same as one

Scene Four:

Same as two

(fade to black)

Now where’s my money?

February 19th, 2009

Flight of the Concords: Season two premiere

I don’t really have much of an opinion on Flight of the Concords. But, I strongly support your right and privilege to waste time at work.

As such, here’s the season two premiere.  Have a look-see.

December 23rd, 2008

Promo: Season two of Damages

It’s time to get excited about television! Again, that is.

After a pretty crappy fall, maybe the spring season can make up for a lack of inspiration. We’ve got new seasons of Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Damages to look forward to.

In fact, here’s the promo for Damages’ second season, plus an excerpt from the first episode.

December 23rd, 2008

Giveaway: Heroes seasons one and two!

It’s time for free things! Hooray!

My gentleman friend Derek has given us two prizes to given us a copy of each of the two season of Heroes to give away. It’s all in an effort to drum up enthusiasm for the new web-based series co-sponsored by Sprint called Heroes: Destiny (by the way, Derek, is there any way you can get me one of those newfangled Instinct phones? For free? And the data plan to match?  And also, maybe, a burrito?).

The first episode, Let Us Pray, features a Peruvian time-bending boy (kind of like Hiro). He looks like a latin version of Dan from Gossip Girl. He uses his powers to woo latin Rachel Bilson.

The second episode is below the fold.

If you’d like to win seasons one or two of Heroes, write to tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “Milo’s bangs.” As usual, the winners will be announced when I get around to it.

Click to continue reading “Giveaway: Heroes seasons one and two!”

November 19th, 2008

This Week’s Observations

I’ve noticed some things this week while watching TV. Not anything that’s worthy of its own post, but perhaps all laid out together they will amount to something. There’s a funny video at the end!

  • Why does Pushing Daisies keep putting Chuck in those hideous high-waisted pants? She belongs in adorable full-skirted dresses with matching scarves. No to high-waisted pants! No!
  • John Corzine on the Daily Show? More like John BORE-zine. (Genius.)
  • Why is House so upset about Cuddy’s adopting? Is he jealous? Lonely? Does he wish he could’ve made her pregnant himself?
  • Everyone’s been saying this, but How I Met Your Mother could really slow things down a bit. I feel like Ted got engaged yesterday, and now everything’s status quo. At least Barney is taking his redemption at a reasonable pace (one step forward, two steps back).
  • Has anyone besides me and Kyle been watching Gavin and Stacey on BBC America? It is delightful. Sometimes, either due to accent or UK-ishness, I don’t understand what’s going on, but that’s part of the fun. However, none of the characters seem to think ahead about anything. If you get married and move, you will not be able to live in your old house and keep your old crap, too. Stacey’s the worst at this. But whatever. It’s the Nessa and Pam and Bryn show as far as I’m concerned. Also: Move out of your parents’ house, you crazy kids.
  • My love affair with Life on Mars may have ended yesterday, after only three episodes. Pull it together, Life on Mars! I liked it with the good music and the crazy clothes and the anachronisms. I don’t like the speechiness.
  • At least if you’re dating Michael Scott you’ll totally know if/when he’s lying to you, and he’ll be extremely up front about his intentions/expectations. I suppose that’s a benefit to having no filter.
  • Don’t read the next sentence if you don’t want to see one joke from next week’s 30 Rock. My personal favorite, mostly thanks to Alec Baldwin’s amazing delivery: “I worked the day shift at the graveyard and the graveyard shift at the Day’s Inn.”
  • Still love: Greek. On the fence: Dirty Sexy Money. Probably dropping: Heroes.
  • And here’s your video, via Videogum:

1 comment October 24th, 2008

Heroes: Back into the swing of things

I have to admit, in the long months since we last visited the Heroes gang, they haven’t really been in my thoughts.  A lot of people really hated the second season but, to me, it was just uninspiring enough to make me not anticipate its return.

However, now that it is back, I’m totally into it. (Although a lot of people don’t agree with me.)

No matter what you say about the first three episodes of Heroes — it’s overwrought, they’re spreading themselves too thin — you can’t say that they don’t keep the action moving. There’s been death, new characters, deaths of new characters and the beginnings of answers to long-awaited questions (specifically, how did the heroes come into being).

It’s not perfect, but they had to keep things moving along somehow. And as much fun as the first season was, the origins phase can’t last forever. Like the way orienting your concept to reality is the most fun part of a fantasy series, eventually you have to work within your own universe.

I do like the fact that they killed Nikki/Jessica, but found a way to keep Ali Larter out of the bread line. I like evil brunette Claire. However, if I did have any criticisms of the new season, they would be:

  • For only having had two previous seasons, they shouldn’t be repeating themselves. We’ve already seen the post-apocalyptic decimated cities, we’ve already seen the portents of paintings that show characters’ fates and we’ve already done the flash-forwards to alternate futures.
  • Time travel is one of my least favorite sci-fi tricks, cut it out. No matter how hard I try, I keep trying to figure out the holes in logic. And it’s hard to not enter into the mindset of “why don’t you just go back in time and fix all the things you ruined.”
  • They killed off/wrote off the escaped villains too quickly. For a season subtitled “Villains,” I would’ve thought they would have let these guys play around a little more.  I was kind of looking forward to a cast of marauding evil-doers — like a jailbreak from Arkham Asylum.  As anyone who’s read a comic or seen a comic-inspired movie can tell, a superhero tale is only as good as its villain.  They could have had some more fun with this.

1 comment October 9th, 2008

Heroes: It comes back tonight!

Below, find a ridiculous promo for the new season of Heroes. Disregard the theatrics of the voice-over and you’ll get a good brush-up on how they left things on last season’s finale.  Remember?  The one where basically everyone had a life-or-death cliffhanger?

I’m curious to see if the ratings for this season tank, since everyone’s out of the habit of watching it (or even thinking about it for that matter).

September 22nd, 2008

A new Heroes Webisode…

It’s still the guy who screams and makes the air shake. This time, though, there’s an appearance by a familiar face.

Not saying you have to watch it or anything, but there is a little bit of familiarity.

July 29th, 2008

Heroes Webisode Two: Sure, why not?

Okay.  Granted, the acting isn’t all it could be. And that the production seems like it cost about as much as it would to produce personal injury law commercial. This latest installment of the Heroes webisodes is a bit of a step up from where we last saw our newfound hero.

Plus, there’s a girl who’s in her underwear for no good reason. For all you straight boys and lesbians, it’s an excess of riches.

Without further ado, here’s episode two.

July 22nd, 2008

Heroes Webisodes — who knew?

So, in addition to the webisodes (I hate how they’ve made that a word that I use) for The Office, NBC has thrown us a bone and given us little baby snippets for Heroes!

Not too give too much away, but this clip doesn’t feature anyone we’ve seen before. We just meet a new character and a couple new villains and watch them face off. Really, it just seems like a super-short episode of Heroes with worse special effects and acting. The sound and music makes you realize that it’s the same show.

Here’s the first episode, via Hulu.

July 15th, 2008

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