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Heroes? Time?

In a recent comment, Hegs writes:

It’s unrelated but did you see the Episode 20 of Heroes?

It will please fans of Brave New World! I won’t spoil it…

I’m sad to report I’ve not seen any but a few minutes of Heroes yet. I hear great things about it, and Jeph Loeb, whom I’ve known and respected for years, is behind it, but I’ve not had the time.

It’s wild to see elements of BNW show up in TV and in comics (such as Marvel’s Civil War event), but I can’t claim to have inspired them. We’re all drinking from the same communal trash can of cultural wopatui, and sometimes it gives us similar visions.

It’s been a busy year so far. Outside of The Daily Show and the occasional Colbert Report, I haven’t watched more than a couple hours of TV since Christmas. Episodes of Lost are stacked up and waiting on my ReplayTV, but I haven’t been able to get to them yet. I predict I’ll end up picking up the DVDs of both Lost and Heroes this summer when things slow down.

As a freelancer, it’s always hard to maintain a balance between work and free time, and I often tack over hard to one side or the other. The trouble is that I like being busy, and I have bills to pay. I also have my wife and kids, who top everything else for me, and that doesn’t leave me much time for anything else some days.

No complaints though. If the worst problem I have is that I’m too busy to watch all the great shows on TV or see too many movies in the theater these days, I’m doing all right. Still, I’m going to find some way to see Spider-Man 3 soon. I’m too much of a Spider-Geek to not.

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  1. I’m in the same boat…everyone from my sister to my co-workers love HEROES, and I’ve still never seen an episode. And, with my new hours at the day job, I’m watching LOST a week behind at best. But like you said, if the worst thing a busy schedule of family and work brings is the inability to watch TV, amen brotha.

    Now SM3 on the other hand…since my bro-in-law and I both have the day off tomorrow…here’s to midnight screenings!

  2. I’m in the same boat…everyone from my sister to my co-workers love HEROES, and I’ve still never seen an episode. And, with my new hours at the day job, I’m watching LOST a week behind at best. But like you said, if the worst thing a busy schedule of family and work brings is the inability to watch TV, amen brotha.

    Now SM3 on the other hand…since my bro-in-law and I both have the day off tomorrow…here’s to midnight screenings!

  3. Yes! I still have to check to see if they have one here in Beloit. We have a huge theater, but it’s rarely packed. I’ve taken my wife to shows in the middle of the week, and we’ve been the only people in the theater. Things like midnight shows don’t always go over there.

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    Yes! I still have to check to see if they have one here in Beloit. We have a huge theater, but it’s rarely packed. I’ve taken my wife to shows in the middle of the week, and we’ve been the only people in the theater. Things like midnight shows don’t always go over there.

  5. Wow. Yeah, I totally didn’t seen the BNW connection with that, but now it makes a certain amount of sense.

    And kudos on working to keep the work/life balance in place. I know you’ve got a particular situation there with your family, but it’s still always good to hear.

  6. Wow. Yeah, I totally didn’t seen the BNW connection with that, but now it makes a certain amount of sense.

    And kudos on working to keep the work/life balance in place. I know you’ve got a particular situation there with your family, but it’s still always good to hear.

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  8. BNW well, lets just say it will have it’s day again sooner than most poeple might think. As for SM3 well it was a sad sight…Long Live Venom. 😉

  9. BNW well, lets just say it will have it’s day again sooner than most poeple might think. As for SM3 well it was a sad sight…Long Live Venom. 😉

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