Heroes canceled. NBC has given the once great – later stagnate and diluted – superhero television show series the ax. In my opinion, Heroes‘ cancellation was long past due. Heroes went down hill into convoluted buffoonery by the mid, end-point of Season 2.
In the end, given the fairly high cost of the drama, the show’s consistently declining ratings and the number of new hour-longs coming to NBC next season, the network decided the UMS-produced series wasn’t worth an additional season. Sources say the network is still leaving the door open to conclude the show with a special or movie.
Deadwood didn’t get a special or a movie and that show was consistent and improved as the show progressed.
But the show’s writers struggled to keep the show’s twisting narrative on track. Characters were killed off and resurrected with regularity. Narrative threads were started, then abandoned. Unlike “Lost,” there didn’t seem to be series-long central questions driving the show that needed to be resolved with a final season.
Twisting narrative? That’s an understatement. Better words would be garbled soap opera. When characters kept being killed then resurrected lowered the audiences’ stake in the show. Nothing that happened on the show was permanent. What was the point of any of the dangerous situations the characters got in? They might have a twin somewhere, a clone, a alternate future self, whatever. Good. Bye.