Should Heroes Set an End Date?


Yes, yes and absolutely ****ing yes.

Oh sorry, an explanation.

The idea has been tossed around for awhile that like Lost and Battlestar Galactica, Heroes should set a firm end date. This was recently argued for quite eloquently by The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd, and now I’d like to pose the question here.

In my mind, yes, absolutely Heroes should set an end date for all the reason’s Hibbert mentions. It usually helps creatively to have a firm direction, it will most likely improve ratings and the show is going to die anyways.

But the problem is, that unlike Lost and Battlestar Galactica, we’re not building towards anything. Lost is all about discovering the eleventy billion secrets of the island, Battlestar is about figuring out Earth’s past and humanity’s future. What the hell is Heroes building towards? Shutting down this government hero kidnapping plot that’s been a pivotal issue for about half a season? Figuring out who “Rebel” is? Please.

I think it would help the show to some degree to have an end date. If they had say, two more years, that would be adequate time to develop a sufficient overarching storyline with a burning question to answer at the end of it. But honestly, an end date wouldn’t be a cure-all, and Heroes will never, ever be close to touching the hem of the robes of truly great, intelligent shows like Lost and BSG.

What do you think? Yay or nay on the execution date?


  • Rich

    Yes…like this afternoon or tomorrow morning latest.

  • Dude

    I would agree on end date , but I would strongly disagree at calling Lost intelligent show. Lost has turned in complete idiotic soap opera. It gives too many question forgets to answer half of them and one day it will stop, leaving audience feeling like biggest idiots. If that shows ends with any respect to the audience I will take off all my clothes, turn on live cast and press button every few hours.

  • Dude

    for next year. Forgot that 🙂

  • Yup, and as mentioned, two years would be an appropriate amount of time…

  • Dude, i agree

  • Dave


    What the hell are you talk about? Have you been watching the series or decided to just bash probably the greatest show on television because you do not understand it. Lets see, only those that want to bash Lost comes up with the same excuse: No answers. Well, answers have been coming. If they answered questions a long time ago, what was the point of watching it. Lost is like a book setting up for an amazing end game. Heroes is no where close to Lost. They can’t even figure out how they want Sylar to be in two straight episodes. Will he be good and save the kid? Will he threaten to kill his father? Will he sit and stuff a rabbit with his father? It pathetic. I’ve lost all interest in the show, but still watch to see how bad and pathetic it will get. If you want to have an intelligent conversation about Lost and Heroes, know your material before using blanket judgments that have been tossed around two years ago.

  • Dude

    Dear Dave,

    I wasn’t arguing that heroes is good show I said that Lost is bad show. And I know my material and here are just some of the unanswered questions. And if you really think that all of these will be answered well … don’t want to be rude now.

    Here they are:

    Someone was WRONG on the internet , it’s our duty to correct this. 😉