Writing Heroes…

Each time I watch Heroes, I love it more and more. It is one of the most enjoyable, well-written, intelligent series I have seen in a long time.

There are a lot of TV shows I enjoy, but since I’ve begun to write, I’m beginning to appreciate the writing more on shows.

Heroes, Lost, House, Doctor Who, Jekyll, 24, Dexter. All clever, thoughtful and intelligent, and out of them all I think Heroes is the best.

On another page on this site I’ve mentioned the authors who inspire me and influence me; perhaps I should also look at scriptwriters? That being said, with US shows there tends to be an entire team of writers at work, so it is harder to pinpoint a single writer as deserving credit over another. In the UK, shows tend to have one writer, or perhaps a small team. My favourite Doctor Who episodes, and Jekyll, were written by Steven Moffat (who by coincidence is also from Paisley), but I couldn’t tell you who my favourite writers are on Lost or Heroes for example, only who the creators of the show are.

If in the future I can look back on a writing career, and if I have produced anything as good as Heroes, then I’ll be quite happy.

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