Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Heroes

I'm back to watching Heroes again after almost a year. Just done with season 3.. and I'm surprised that it still manages to keep me entertained without sucking. The story is actually well laid out, and like how they suddenly introduce lots of things in a single episode and then pace it out over the next couple of them.

For me the best part of Heroes has been the voice-over by the character 'Mohinder Suresh', sounds like a punjabi born in a southie household :P, but interesting character nonetheless. His monologues are outstanding for TV quality in terms of content and delivery. Here are some excerpts:

The Earth is large. Large enough that you think you can hide from anything. From Fate. From God. If only you found a place far enough away. So you run. To the edge of the Earth. Where all is safe again. Quiet, and warm. The solace of salt air. The peace of danger left behind. The luxury of grief. And maybe, for a moment, you believe you have escaped.
Where does it come from? This quest? This need to solve lifes mysteries when the simpliest of questions can never be answered. Why are we here? What is the soul? Why do we dream? Perhaps we would be better off not looking at all. Not delving. Not yearning. But that's not human nature. Not the human heart. That is not why we are here. Yet still we struggle to make a difference. To change the world. To dream of hope. Never knowing for certain who we'll meet along the way. Who, among the world of strangers, will hold our hand. Touch our hearts. And share the pain of trying.

2 comments:

siddh@rth said...

i second your thoughts on Heroes, season 3 started slowly but picked up in the end but not as good as season 1.

vivekian2 said...

hmm.. after reading this .. think need to watch Heroes now. Very nice excerpt :) glad you picked it up. The simplest questions are the hardest.