The creator of Heroes recently gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly in which he apologized for the beginning of the season. I don't necessarily agree with this statement, which I find a little condescending: "We assumed the audience wanted season 1 — a buildup of intrigue about these characters and the discovery of their powers. We taught [them] to expect a certain kind of storytelling. They wanted adrenaline. We made a mistake." Unless you are creating The Wire or the Sopranos, I don't think you, Mr. Show Creator, are "teaching" me anything about storytelling. But many of his other points are quite interesting, and, in my opinion, on the mark.
I saw my friend married to the striking writer over the weekend, and he said one theory is that the producers wanted the strike, as it allows them to void a lot of expensive development deals they felt were going no where. Also, they were very disapointed with the TV season and the strike gives them a blank slate. I don't know if it is true, but I always enjoy a conspiracy story. I do think the Republicans must be thrilled that Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are off the air.
What shows will you miss the most? My list includes Lost, Dirty, Sexy Money, all the Law and Orders (Yes, sadly, even Criminal Intent), How I Met Your Mother, and Brothers and Sisters.