Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I am still reeling over the passing of Kyle XY into the ether but here comes another programming decision closer to my shores that seems equally idiotic. The BBC Heroes website is still listing Heroes as coming back this year which to me sounds quite some time away when it is so generic. If you didn't know this Monday marked the US premiere of the 2nd episode of Volume 4: Fugitives or episode 15 in normal currency.

How long are the sci-fi or Hayden Panetierre obsessed fans going to wait when they are easy ways of getting access to Heroes in the here and now rather than waiting for BBC2 to catch up. It is hard enough in this global age when you are following Greg Grunberg or twitter and have US facebook friends who might accidentally spoil you. The viewing figures when Heroes comes back will suffer badly and then the BBC will let someone else take over and it will probably be off to Satellite.

Tv as we know it is surely on the way out and the networks here at least don't seem to know how to deal with it. You can get go on and watch Heroes with commentary if you live in the US the rest of us just have to do without.

As I was on the train I was reading a story about Emma Watson with two guys apparently vying for her attention at a series of parties. I can remember reading a story of MuggleNet of her winning the young actress award in some magazine basically as a good role model and not one of those young starlets who go off the rails maybe they spoke too soon. One of the boys was that guy from Stormbreaker an Alex Rider novel which is a very good series if you want to pick it up.

See you next time.

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