Thursday, October 16, 2008

We don't need another (season of) hero(es)

I'm done.
Finished with it.
Tired of the tolerance towards it.
Sick of the justification in watching it.


The show, that in season one, really had potential. It captivated me and millions of others by the thought that everyday ordinary people could posses superhuman abilities.

The only thing about the show that seemed to be out of whack, up to that point, was the name. (they should have named it what it really was.......X-Men)

Regardless of the name, it was the concept that many of us could grab hold of and lock onto. Everyday we sit in offices, we sift through activities, we wonder through life but there is something deep down inside of us that says, "there must be more." That more, I believe, is our soul crying out to be all that God has created us to be. It's the very nature of why we are here.

To be someones hero.

But alas, the show has become nothing more than a series of predictable plots and twisted turns as the villains of the show are easily made into heroes, and the heroes of the show are slowly turning into villains. I'm sorry, but I read the news. I'm current with today's real life issues. There are people and children dying of AIDS, starving, beaten, sold into the sexual slave market, dying without hope. I don't need another show to compete for my attention.

That's real.

You may be reading this and thinking, "wow, Vince, it's just a show---chill out." Yes, it is just a show. Just an hour each week that I've found myself losing that I will never get back. While at the same time finding myself telling people excuses for not calling or checking up to see how they're doing.

Real people with real issues who need more than a quick, "I'm praying for you," or a casual, "God bless you." What if we all spent a little more time in front of real issues instead of in front of our favorite show?

I think we'd all become a better hero.


  1. you make an excellent point. I too struggle with reaching out to people. Even my best efforts seem to lack something. But I am trying, and as I continue to try, it will become a more natural part of who I am. You are already on your way to becoming a hero, and I think you've done a marvelous job of reaching out to others in this season. I appreciate you so much.

    P.S. The show is a disappointment. The acting seems like local commercials. Aren't they the worst?

  2. This was a great, thought-provoking post! Thank you--and thank you for not making me watch *Heroes* with you anymore:)


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