Tim Kring apologizes to Heroes fans
I have to admit that I don't really get why so many Heroes fans are up in arms about this second season. I've heard everything from "sophomore slump" to "it has jumped the shark" to "it sucks!" and I don't agree with any of those viewpoints.
Has it been the intense, oh-my-God look how this episode ended in another cliffhanger thrill ride of the first season? No, but I think that's more a case of how the last season ended and how they had to set up this new season, with new plots and new heroes and old heroes in new situations. And I think that the show really kicked into gear with Monday's fantastic installment.
But Tim Kring actually understands fans fears. He called Entertainment Weekly from the picket line (he says it's really odd that he's picketing his own show!) and says that they made a mistake with the pacing of the show this season, new cast members weren't introduced correctly, the Claire/West love thing isn't really working, the save the world plot took too long to explain, and that Hiro was in Japan too long (OK, that last one I really do agree with - thank God he and Kensei are in the present now).
I think it's interesting how TV is now, where the creator and producer of a TV show can actually apologize to fans about the way a season is going. That never used to happen. Now if Kring could just get rid of the twins with the bleeding eyes...