Heroes Season 2: Okay, but Monica is awesome

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 by Purtek

As promised yesterday, the good news from Season 2 of Heroes: Monica Dawson.
Monica is a black teenager (Micah’s cousin) living with her family in New Orleans. I don’t recall that the show specifies the exact ways that Hurricane Katrina affected this family, but among them is that Monica has become the primary breadwinner. She’s put […]


Heroes Season 2: You can still do better

Monday, November 12th, 2007 by Purtek

Last season, I wrote about how Heroes, an awesome show in so many respects, could stand to work on its portrayal of women in big ways. I had heard they were paying some attention to the common criticism of gender imbalance and they’ve responded this season by adding some female characters. They’ve made one major […]


Heroes: Candice

Monday, May 21st, 2007 by sbg

This isn’t really much of a post, sorry.
Was anyone else really disappointed to learn what Candice’s (the one on Linderman’s payroll who can make people see whatever she wants them to see) motivation was? It’s not ignoble to want people of all shapes and sizes to be treated fairly, of course, but I […]


Heroes: Do better

Friday, May 4th, 2007 by Purtek

I find it exceptionally painful when a show that is brilliant in every other way, and that I really, really love, fails miserably on the presentation of women characters. And everything about Heroes just keeps getting better and better, with that one glaring exception.
First, it’s worth noting that there are only two female “heroes” among […]


We Can Be Heroes

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 by scarlett

I love Greg Grunberg. I think he’s gorgeous. I sat through that Sydney-Vaughan ship tripe for him. I would watch him reading out the White Pages. I wait in eager anticipation for the Australian premier of a show I wasn’t otherwise interested in - “Heroes” - because he’s in it.
(Yes, to answer you questions, we […]


I Need a Hero(es)

Monday, November 6th, 2006 by sbg

I was thinking about the new NBC drama Heroes today, and about the women on that show. In a nutshell, Heroes is about a group of people (all separate at this point) who have genetically altered - they can do things us regular folk can’t do. One can fly, one can read thoughts, one […]


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