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Tim Kring’s X-men wannabe TV series Heroes started out with such promise. The first season hinted at something incredible, but the writer’s strike in the middle of season 2 just resulted in the whole thing becoming a convoluted mess. Heroes lasted for four seasons, which was three too many – but it might be coming back, exclusively to Xbox.

That’s according to TVLine, who says that MSN is interested in reviving the series with a new cast of heroes (and cameos from the original cast) – and showing it exclusively on XBox. this ties in to previous reports that Microsoft wants its next system to be a set-top device filled with original programming – much like Netflix has done with the superb House of Cards.

I don’t know I feel about this. I loved the show’s premise, and the promises it made – but ended up feeling bitterly disappointed. Mostly because I sat through four seasons of that rubbish, and not once did I see anyone shaving a cheerleader.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Why?

    And on this Thursday, zero fucks were given…

  • Deon Steyn

    Seems like MS is planning TORRENTS of original television content and those of us who don’t have an Xbox won’t be able to watch any of it.

    • Skyblue

      Of course you will, you have the internet don’t you? Everything is available on the internet.

  • FoxOneZA – The Chosen One

    Well we not getting Netflix anytime soon so I doubt we’ll get XBLTV.

  • FoxOneZA – The Chosen One

    Well we not getting Netflix anytime soon so I doubt we’ll get XBLTV.

  • FoxOneZA – The Chosen One

    Well we not getting Netflix anytime soon so I doubt we’ll get XBLTV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Carl Angus

    “I’m soo waiting for Season 5 of Heroes”…. said no-one ever,

  • http://twitter.com/D4RKL1NG Martin du preez

    Screw exclusive games! People bought into the Xbox brand for exclusive crappy TV series nobody cares about anymore!

  • ElNicko

    Season 3 wasnt That bad Geoff, though Season2 could have better written by a bunch schoolkids

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      True, it was ,,,,uhhhh,, ok.

      Season 3… wasn’t as dire as Season 4, but it was a far cry from Season 1. The biggest problem with Heroes was that the writers thought they were writing for Lost, and THUS didn’t need to have coherent storylines. It really felt like they were writing it by “chucking some shit against a wall, in the mistaken belief that the geeks will eat it up… cos ermaghad… superheroes”.

      Yet another case of the suits thinking that they have geek and geek culture figured out, and yet, as young Ygritte told John Snow, “You know nothing John Snow”.

      Man, I’m still peeved at how Season 4 ended… a whole season’s build-up to what should have been one of the most amazing battles ever, and it ends with a little whimper and a tiny dust cloud…

      And Claire… surviving… ugh! I love the actress, but I still think they should have killed her character off as early as the second season. And gimping Peter was one of the worst ideas ever.

      • ElNicko

        No show will ever come close to watching season 1 of Heroes – After a long night out , crashing at a mates and watching episodes 1 – 19. episode 20 was incredible (if memory serves me)
        I won’t mention season 4 as I could barely get back into it…….circus people ? Really??

        On a slightly separate note , What did you think of “Alphas” ??

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          It started off a bit slow, found its legs towards the middle part, and then lost the plot completely in the second season. :/

          Something not quite related, but still sci fi: I was pleasantly surprised by the pilot for Defiance. Actually enjoyed it. I just hope SyFy doesn’t cancel it after 10 episodes… :/

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Agree about Heroes season 1 though. I have it on DVD, and watch it whenever the urge hits me. In my mind, season 2 till 4 never happened. Kind of like Lost. For me it ended after Season 3.

            The rest will be scrubbed by a healthy case of self-imposed denial :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/roan.niezen Roan Niezen

    BA HA HA HA …. Shaving a cheerleader, BRILLIANT!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Heroes? Season 5? Oh hell yeah, Microsoft, screw the games, who needs games, when you can provide the O channel for men, now I’ll definitely get a NextKinectBox…

    Uh…. NOT!

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  • DrKiller

    If Hayden Panettiere or Kirsten Bell is not going to be there, then no one will watch it!! Hope they know this :-)

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