Friday, December 7, 2007

The TV Show 'Heroes' - Spiritual Themes

My married woman and I rented the first two of the seven DVDs in the first season of Heroes. We had rented and watched the whole series before the week's end.

Character development is excellent. Peter, for example, travels through dumbfounding transmutations by the end of that series. He goes a changed man, both in demeanour as well as in his worldview. The originality and likeability of almost every fictional character in the show is remarkable.

(Warning: the followers paragraph is a secret plan spoiler) The good cats of Heroes are all trying in their ain manner to forestall a atomic explosion from annihilating New House Of York City. Sounds cliché, Iodine know, but it's really not. Actually, it's eerily prophetic. This onslaught on New House Of York City was planned by the very people who are supposed to be protecting the general public. They warrant this atrociousness with their theory that this detonation will unify the whole state and work out for the greater good. Sound familiar?

There is a affecting yearning to be particular running play through every episode. Some of fictional characters appreciate their powerfulnesses because it do them experience special. Mohinder, the melodramatic Indian geneticist, tells this emotional demand repeatedly during his voiceover segues. During these voiceovers he also basks marveling at the "miracle" of evolution.

It's ironic that development and the desire to experience particular are so intimately intertwined in this show because development is inherently meaningless. Development is as meaningful as tripping over a log. It is also dry that hard roes (super-evolved people) should be so concerned with billions of lesser-evolved people. Would such as an detonation only ease the natural evolutionary process, killing out these lesser beingnesses to do manner for a better future?

Heroes is a premier illustration of how close secular narratives can come up to the Truth without taking that last critical measure of acknowledging Him. I swear, "God" was hanging off the tip of the characters' linguas sometimes... they had to strive not to state His name. The authors of Heroes made the show profitable by capitalizing on the most dramatic elements of human life, the very things that thrust sensible people to God. Tragedy, evil, the desire for good, imperfections, miracles, reconciliation, healing, death, life... all these things are designed to oblige us toward God.

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