Ever wonder why a TV show called Heroes can become the most popular thing going?
Why now? Why this generation?
We will talk more and more about this... but the first question I have is Who is your favorite hero (or heroine)? I wanna know!
I'm finding that I love the rugged western outlaw type that plays both side of the law and determines his own brand of "justice"...hmmmm sounds similar to me...
I wonder if we all live our lives vicariously through our hero... or if the hero lives his life vicariously through us?
I watched the new tv show 3 lbs last night. I really like the show... but it was missing something. For me it wasn't believable... it was too perfect. It's like the 1st Matrix that Mr. Smith talked about that was utopian and perfect... yet everyone rejected it.
The doc just tells the patient her chances of living and dying and click she decides to do it. (the surgery involved stopping her heart) ... ok I don't care how much faith I have in doc... I'm gonna think about that one for a minute! It seemed like a tv show and not like real life. The odd thing is that there are alot of details that would make it more like real life that I don't mind it leaving out ... like the woman having to shave her head for surgery and those kinds of things my mind just lets them slip by and doesn't have an issue with... but the accuracy of the emotion ... that peeves me.
I guess I wondered a touch from just "heroes" but the point is that I think we find metaphors of our life on tv. I've heard accusations that we live vicariously through tv but I think the real danger is that TV lives vicariously through us. So the "decrepit" state of television today is merely a mild reflection of the reality that is us. .... scary thought.
PS I still want to know your favorite superhero.... I was always a Batman fan myself (or Spawn).