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Heroes (NBC)

Air date: 2/8/2010

After a promising start, Heroes limped through the rest of its run. The writers' strike, staffing changes, and ratings issues assured that the show that faltered after starting off strong would never regain its footing. Of course, the ridiculous plots didn't help either. Sadly, the end of Heroes fits right in with the latter years of the series.

The uneven finale suffers from rhythm issues out the gate and builds to a climax that isn't close to satisfying as a season finale, let alone a series finale. To be fair, the writers didn't know this would be the end of the road during production, though you have to wonder if it would have made much of a difference if they did know for sure that the end was near.

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