Heroes used to be the “it” TV series. Everyone was using the catchphrase “save the cheerleader, save the world” as the popularity and unique storyline of heroes has caught the imagination of the viewing public. Everyone was glued to the tube when heroes were on.
But those days are long gone. Heroes may still be here for season three but there have been some serious problems and viewer complaints regarding the plot of the show – too many unnecessary characters, a story that doesn’t seem to move forward fast and Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) seemed to be less funny every episode. Not that we’re looking for a funny hero but he used to be so charming with the idea of helping the world.
The feedback, however, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to production. A whopping $4 million per episode seemed not enough as there have been constant reports on over-budgeting. As a way of answering the problem of the lack of quality of shows or even possibly in overspending, NBC opted to terminate the services of Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb, writers and executive producers of the show since its start.
This movement is a bit of a gamble for the network executives. Alexander and Loeb have been very productive for the show but they may have been off-target as the show progressed. Tim Kring should step up once again and haul his writers to salvage the show. Heroes may reach season 4 but that’s still in limbo as season 3 is still trying to get back on track.