Heroes return

I watched the return of “Heroes”, as well as last week’s “Smallville” and the new “Dresden Files” last night. “Smallville” was good, featuring their version of the Justice League (Superman, Green Arrow, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg), but it still shows its WB origins, where you have to stop the action for a relationship scene. And worse, it’s the same arc they’ve had before, just with Green Arrow and Lois instead of Clark and Lana (why do they keep disappearing when trouble shows?). Not that I’ll stop watching, but it almost makes me want to fast-forward through it.

Which is not a problem with “Heroes”. It was nice that during their winter break, they kept the online comics going, introducing a new character, Hana. They also showed a brief scene with her contacting Ted (the exploding guy) during “Deal Or No Deal”, which they posted online. They’ve also started an online puzzle game like “Lost” did. I like having extra content available, but I don’t want to spend time tracking down clues. Anyway, I liked last night’s episode for two reasons: more of the group getting together, and the introduction of Christopher Eccleston (some pics here of his crazy bearded self). I think it’s the best show on TV right now.

I also enjoyed the “Dresden Files”, which is based on a series of books, but I do like supernatural detectives. The first show was decent, I’ll check out the rest of the series, but I think I’ll have to try out the books, too.