Heroes returns, as does the trusty Hiro Meter. Every time I activate the Hiro Meter though, I always say, "this is the last time." Heroes (the show) has gotten kind of boring, and Hiro (the man) is just a lesson in futility. He will never be anything more than a half-ass stereotype and the show has become a soap opera with super powers.
Nonetheless, here's your Hiro!
Babbling... -1. Hiro's sci-fi pop culture babbling should have been fun, and that's what the show was trying to make you think. Hiro said a funny. But the deeper meaning is that Hiro is a pretend hero. Without his genuine personality, all he had to cling to was fictional bits and pieces of fantasy heroes. What they're trying to say is deep down inside, Hiro (and by extension the Asian male) is nothing.
Heroes is Awful... -1. While this doesn't reflect Hiro's role in the Asian community, the fact that one of the only shows with an Asian lead is so bad, just says bad things all around. Plus, Hiro wasn't even in the second half, letting what should rightfully be his TV show become Claire & the Gang.
Though, that does bring up one interesting point. I've always ragged on Masi Oka because he gets less and less screen time. I thought it was because he just doesn't ask for it, and he gets pushed around by producers and executives. But what if he knows the show is bad and is slowly trying to distance himself by being in fewer and fewer episodes?
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