Big TV night last night. The Season Premieres of HIMYM and Heroes, and the Pilot/Premiere Episode of Chuck. Some thoughts (Spoilers, if you haven't watched yet)...
Heroes had a hard time keeping my attention. Maybe it was the reintroduction of a lot of plots, and maybe it will pick up, but I can't say I was particularly interesting in any of the potential plotlines. Hiro in feudal Japan is a horrible idea. Its boring and unconnected and feels more like a shitty Mel Brooks ripoff than anything else. get him out of there quick. The Bennets living in California, trying to adjust to a new life seems pretty cliche and uninteresting. The older people storyline might be cool, but they threw a lot out there. Not sure what's going on in the Spanish-Speaking story, and the mindreading cop line stuff is just meh. The only part I liked was the Seresh bits, but mostly cause that character actor who's playing the other guy is really good. I dunno. Seems like the show's all over the place, starting from scratch with every storyline, and it's a lot at once. I mean we haven't even seen all the characters yet! Lets see if they are able to tighten up some of this. Otherwise it's gonna get way too diluted.
HIMYMother was good. Not great, but had a couple genuinely great moments and was overall amusing. The blackout/recall thing was already done to perfection in season 1, so it felt a bit tacked on this time. But I can't complain. I'm happy it's back. (Also, am I the only one who doesn't remember this yellow umbrella thing? Can't be.)
So that brings us to Chuck. I'm happy I like this show. It seems destined to be the lead in for Las Vegas on Friday night or something, but it's fun. And well done. I will watch going forward, and I highly recommends it. If you happened to miss the show (it's on opposite HIMYM) You can watch here.