2009-01-05

Time To Complain

I have, of late, been spending a fair bit of time watching the third season of Heroes, which i don’t like as much as i liked the first and second seasons of Heroes, and which has prompted me to state for the record that the reason i don’t like it so much is that i absolutely fucking hate time travel as a story device in film and television, because no one who works in film or television apparently has any freaking idea how to write time travel. Like, just as a for instance, if Future Peter came back in episode one to kill Nathan, then anyone else who can time travel (like, for instance, Past Peter, or Hiro, or maybe Sylar, or one of the other half-dozen characters who am sure will turn out to be time travelers in the end, or the guy from Quantum Leap for crying out loud) can simply show up ten seconds earlier to stop him. I’m just saying.

Having watched as much of this season as i have, i was inspired earlier this week to time travel back to last year, replace Tim Kring, and rewrite this season without any time traveling. But then of course, when i watched this season without any time traveling, i wasn't inspired to rewrite the season, which meant i never went back in time, so this season had time traveling, so i was inspired  to time travel back to last year, replace Tim Kring, and rewrite this season without any time traveling. But then of course, when i watched this season without any time traveling, i wasn't inspired to rewrite the season, which meant i never went back in time, so this season had time traveling, so i was inspired  to time travel back to last year, replace Tim Kring, and rewrite this season without any time traveling, so that i wasn't inspired to rewrite the season, which meant i never went back in time, so this season had time traveling, so i was inspired  to time travel back to last year, replace Tim Kring, and rewrite this season without any time traveling, so that i wasn't inspired to rewrite the season, which meant i never went back in time, so this season had time traveling, so i was inspired  to time travel back to last year, replace Tim Kring, and rewrite this season without any time traveling, so that i wasn't inspired to rewrite the season, which meant i never went back in time, so this season had time traveling, so i was inspired…