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Seth Green and Breckin Meyer join Heroes

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 11th 2008 6:26PM
HeroesThis is going to please Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Seth Green, who played Oz on Buffy and currently is one of the brains behind Robot Chicken, is joining NBC's Heroes this season. He'll have a multi-episode storyline with fellow Robot Chicken-er Breckin Meyer. They'll play two comic-book aficionados who cross paths with one of the heroes, though it's not certain right now which of the heroes they'll interact with, in what way, or what their character names are going to be.

Is this good news for the show, or are we already starting to see too many new characters for the show so soon after new characters were introduced in the strike-shortened, fan-hated second season? I agree that it's an awfully large cast right now as it is, but I also understand that as the seasons go on and new plots develop, new characters are necessary. And having a fan favorite like Green (playing someone geeky) might be fun.

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Boomstick

@Michael. Agreed!

The show is jumping the shark before the season even starts!

August 12 2008 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

I can no see Heroes making it past a 5th season. It's clear that they have no real plan to what they are doing.

August 12 2008 at 10:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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StillBash

brought 24 into season 7 didn't it?

August 14 2008 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anon Imus

If your problems are with Seth Green's casting and/or you don't watch the show any more, you've got priority issues.

If you DO watch the show, and you LIKE it, then the Breckin Meyer casting should worry you. His shows never make it past one season (if they even make it a full season). He's TV poison -- like anti-freeze. He seems harmless enough, and maybe a little sweet, but if you eat it you die. Then all your friends say, "Yeah, it's sad he's dead, but didn't he know better than to eat anti-freeze? That's like the Breckin Meyer of things you can eat."

Breckin Meyer does really well with one-off non-offensive movies, and Road Trip. He's often a gray wall that other characters lean on to greatness.

Maybe Seth Green could be "Wiley" from Airborne.

August 12 2008 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LC

I don't see what the big deal in introducing new characters is. Before a season starts, announcements that new characters are coming on board, on Heroes, Lost, etc., are usually met with complaints that there are too many characters and there won't be enough focus on the more popular ones.

Usually these new characters are only brought on for short runs. Maybe a 3 or 4 episode arc. They aren't usually main characters and aren't put in to water down the cast, but rather to enhance the plot lines of the main characters.

I welcome Green and Meyer to the cast.

August 12 2008 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Argus

Seth Green playing a character congruent with his personality will probably work out well. His lighthearted tone will also bring the series back to its original more wide-eyed tone.

Heroes has its problems when the writers/Jeph Loeb go not enough Batman and a little too much Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America. Seth Green should add more of the Batman-y feel to things. (IE, by extensively revealing your characters thoughts, Mr. Loeb, you already make us relate to them, creating a sense of drama. When you add more situational drama, it becomes like a weak soap opera. Stop it in Heroes and stop it in Ultimates 3!)

August 12 2008 at 12:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chillybrr

Wouldn't a couple of pictures of the people you're talking about in your headline make the story better?

August 11 2008 at 11:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DK

Ummm... because two new little guest cameos are announced you wonder if the show is going to die a horrible death? If anything, it'll be because the current cast and writers are iffy. Is it just me, or do the villains suck once you find out who they are? And all the characters are kind of... idiots. Not I.Q. wise, but they all make really dumb decisions. HRG used to be immune to this, but he was largely neutered last season.

August 11 2008 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

If Seth Green is on this show, then it really has jumped the shark

August 11 2008 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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StillBash

I second that.

This was a cool Sci-Fi show. Now it has the guy who really invented Napster in it? Fuggetaboutit.

August 14 2008 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eileen

I stopped watching in S2 because there were too many characters and because the stories were ridiculous, so it makes no difference to me!

August 11 2008 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa Schwartz

Seth Green huh? He is the king of guest spots these days. I don't mind him joining the cast of Lost I just hope his character won't be uber annoying as per usual. I don't know, maybe my view of him is just tainted by his appearances on entourage and That 70's Show

August 11 2008 at 8:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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