What do all the good and decent people in the world have in common? Aside from being good and decent? They all hate the TV show Heroes. Here's preeminent comics writer Alan Moore in a recent interview in Word Magazine:
I was persuaded to watch it by people who said it nods to Watchmen but God, what a load of rubbish! It's a late-70s X-Men at best and full of terrible ideas and characters who've all been done to death. Beyond death. And the writing shows such contempt for the viewer. The climax, a man who is going to explode is carried off into the air by his brother... did anybody bother to compare the effects of a groundburst with an airburst nuclear explosion?
I'm impressed Moore actually seems to have watched it all the way to the climax. (Maybe he went straight to the finale?) Anyway, here's Tom Spurgeon (commenting on an analysis of the same interview):
Heroes -- an awful TV program made worse but its open mining of "serious" superhero comics 1975-1990 while denying this is being done
Here's my own review of the first four episodes, from last Summer. (And if you thought I was picky, Geoff Klock noticed many more things to hate in the pilot.)
Now, why am I so obsessed with proving that Heroes sucks?