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A Few Problems Plague the Second Season
on 26 August 2008
Season two of this hit show picks up four months after season one ended. The Bennett family has relocated to California were Noah has a new job at a paper company, a real one this time. Daughter Claire is supposed to be staying below the radar so The Company can't find them. But with a new boyfriend with a special power of his own, that's harder than it appears.
Meanwhile, Matt Parkman and Mohinder Suresh are living in New York City were they take care of Molly, who is having visions of a very bad man. Mohinder has gone to work for The Company, but he is working with Noah to try to take it down from the inside.
Hiro has stayed in feudal Japan as he attempts to help his childhood idol Takezo become the hero of legend.
The Petrelli family is going through a dark time as older brother Nathan blames himself for what he thinks happened to Peter. Unknown to him, however, Peter is alive and well and living in Ireland. The only problem is, he's lost his memory.
Then there are siblings Maya and Alejandro are heading to the US hiding a terrible secret. But when their paths cross with Sylar, things take a dangerous turn....
This season will forever be known as the season affected by the strike. Instead of the regular full season, we only got 11 episodes. That made some fans happy, however, since they complained bitterly about the show. Frankly, I was just as hooked on the unfolding story as I was during the first season. And acting and special effects continued to be great.
The main complaints most people had centered on the fact that the characters were spread out all over the country again. Yeah, it would have been nice if they were together. But the different storylines were a draw of season one. I bet if we had been given a full season, we would have seen everyone come together. These complaints were leveled even more against the new characters, especially Maya and Alejandro. Yes, I found their storyline bazaar. But with Sylar involved, I was certainly hooked on it. I did get very tired of Hiro's trip back in time, however. That shouldn't have lasted nearly as long as it did.
The creator himself as acknowledged many of the problems with this season. Hopefully, that means we'll get a stronger season three. While not as strong overall as the first season, I was certainly entertained. And you will need the background to understand season three.
So if you want to join the phenomenon this fall, get this set to catch up on the previous story today.