Winter Sunlight

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For the interested, I posted the list of h/c bingo fills for my blacked-out bingo card to [community profile] hc_bingo. There might be some stories you missed, especially if you've just started following me recently! They're not in any particular order, so the fandoms are all jumbled up. (Well, it's the order the prompts were on my card, because it was easier to do the links that way.)

Just because I was curious, I totaled up the word counts: 129,100. Which actually for me is not super high. But it was interesting to know.

In other news, I watched this lovely Heroes vid while back, and now I'm rewatching Heroes, season one. Such a shame the show was tragically cancelled after the first season, isn't it? I wonder what they would've done if they'd had more seasons. Guess we'll never know.

Anyway, it's still really good, and I still love the Petrelli brothers (and Adrian Pasdar's eyelashes) as much as I ever did. And everyone else too, especially Claire, who is awesome. Everyone except Sylar. Go die in a ditch, Sylar. Also, the last time I watched this, I hadn't seen Carnivale yet, so it's disconcerting to see the actress who played Sofie playing a hardass FBI agent.

If you haven't seen the show, it's well worth watching! Just ignore Netflix's attempts to convince you there are seasons past the first one. This is a lie, and no good will come of listening to it. This does mean that the show ends on a cliffhanger, but trust me, anything you can come up with post-season one is probably better than what they actually did.

(And if you want to know what happened, go through my heroes tag. It's not the actual posts so much as the comments where the real hilarity happens. If you want to see me throw fits over inconsistent characterization and stupid writing, the tv:heroes tag is the place to do it! Unfortunately, on the DW side, this is from the period where I changed my username and the DW-to-LJ importer doubled up all my posts, so there's two of everything and I never figured out how to fix it. Just ignore that. XD)

I was also thinking about how mid-2000s this show is. After Lost got big, there was a sudden temporary deluge of similar shows: big ensemble casts, season-arc plots rather than episodic plots, loads of secrets and clues and complicated ties between the characters. And I miss them! Yes, I know they tended generally to devolve into incoherency after a season or two, but there aren't very many shows like that around anymore. Orphan Black is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. (Of which, by the way, I haven't seen the current season yet, so no spoilers, please!)

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Are you sure there was only one season? According to wikipedia, there were four seasons of Heroes and I'm sure my parents watched a second season of it, whereas I'd had enough by the end of the first (seems I prefer episodic shows with subplots that get sorted out at some point, to the Heroes approach - and presumably would also have disliked Lost for the same reason - each to their own)!

*is confused*


Ignore me, I've suddenly got what you were meaning! *facepalm*

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Ha, yeah, no. It's just that I loved the first season and hated most of what happened thereafter, so I'm choosing to ignore it. :D
"so I'm choosing to ignore it."

Unquestionably the wisest and only sensible course of action :-).
Re: This gif is frequently appropriate
ROTFL!!!

Yes, my parents told me the second season - which of course doesn't really exist - was terrible! :D
Considering a lot of what happened in season four, you may have been better off not knowing that.
I stopped watching halfway through season two. So, season four was worse than season three? Or, wait, was season four the one where Mohinder turned into a bug?
It was either season three or four, but I don't remember because I marathoned it and at some point in season three I quit actually watching and just started reading the TelevisionWithoutPity recaps; it was less stressful and a lot funnier.

This comment thread ended up being a rundown of a small part - A VERY SMALL PART - of season three's greatest hits parade of awfulness. ("Okay! I just totally fucked up THIS future! Do-over! Do-over!")
Aww man, I miss Heroes. First season, anyways. It was so good. And then it got abruptly so bad. sigh. They're apparently making a sequel, and I... really don't know how I feel about that.

The other thing I miss about the post-Lost era of TV shows is the alternate reality games they used to do, where you had to solve puzzles and there were clues tied into the broadcasts and it was just a ton of fun. They stopped doing those rather abruptly not too long after Heroes, though.

[If you haven't seen the show, it's well worth watching! Just ignore Netflix's attempts to convince you there are seasons past the first one. This is a lie, and no good will come of listening to it. This does mean that the show ends on a cliffhanger, but trust me, anything you can come up with post-season one is probably better than what they actually did. ]

OMG this made me laugh. I so COMPLETELY agree with this comment. YES.

I loved the first season, boggled through the first half of s2 and then when I started to hate -Hiro- I knew it was time to move on XD
But yeah. The show ended after season 1. :D

(Another good example is "Alias" which does not have seasons after 3rd, but is well worth watching.)
Snort. There are several series I loved that ended way before Netflix would try to convince me of.
If you haven't seen the show, it's well worth watching! Just ignore Netflix's attempts to convince you there are seasons past the first one. This is a lie, and no good will come of listening to it. This does mean that the show ends on a cliffhanger, but trust me, anything you can come up with post-season one is probably better than what they actually did.

Ahaha, this is *exactly* my way of dealing with White Collar. The show had ended after S4 and that's it. And I have your story "Sharp edges" to deal with that cliffhanger wonderfully:) Sometimes choosing to ignore is the only way.
In other news, I watched this lovely Heroes vid while back, and now I'm rewatching Heroes, season one. Such a shame the show was tragically cancelled after the first season, isn't it? I wonder what they would've done if they'd had more seasons. Guess we'll never know.
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