August 10, 2007

Something about Heroes annoys me

I have been watching the NBC show Heroes lately. It is a great show. I really love Hiro, he's a great character.

In general, I really like this show. There is one thing that really bothers me on the show. There are a few people in the show that speak Japanese. The main ones so far have been the Japanese characters, who are all great. It was one of the first times that I've heard George Takei speak Japanese, which was great.

The problem is that there are also some Western people that speak Japanese in the show, and their accents are terrible. Absolutely awful. That alone wouldn't be so bad. What is really horrible is that in one scene where there was some extended white-guy Japanese-speaking action, his accent was horrible but his vocabulary was very good. Nobody that has such a good vocabulary and grasp of Japanese could possibly have such a terrible accent. You would have to be able to tell that your own Japanese sounds wrong and horrible.

Anyway, aside from that the show is great. I'm watching Episode 17 now and sad that I'll soon be up to the "season finale". When will more Heroes be aired? I'm looking forward to it. (That and Battlestar Galactica and Dr. Who.)


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Re: Something about Heroes annoys me
Could be worse. Could be like me, with an excellent accent but a vocabulary of about 40 words. ...and a syntax that makes me sound like Tonto explaining a computer to the Lone Ranger.
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Douglas • @ • • Reply
Re: Something about Heroes annoys me
Hi Douglas, thanks for the comment. I'm surprised that anyone reads this stuff actually.

Anyway, I'm not so sure that a limited vocabulary is worse. You can get a lot done with 40 well-chosen words.
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by fugu • • wwwReply
Re: Something about Heroes annoys me
Yeah, I actually read this occasionally. I live vicariously through the couple of gaijin I know who live in Japan since it's unlikely I will ever do so.

'Course they'd love me there. Big Blond American dude.

A friend of mine took her son to Tokyo for a vacation. The boy was 14, white blond, and kind of skinny. They had to beat the girls off with a stick! He learned what "Kawaii" meant really fast!
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Douglas • @ • • Reply
Once you pass 30
You don't have to worry so much about beating anyone off with sticks anymore. (Unfortunately.)
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Fugu • • wwwReply
Re: Once you pass 30
Yeah, I caught that. ;~P

It's just that I'm about to turn 40 in about 3 weeks!

At least when I tell all the 20-something girls I know that I'm turning 30 they believe me. I think.
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Douglas • • • Reply
Re: Something about Heroes annoys me
Are you trying to depress me?
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by Douglas • • • Reply
Re: Something about Heroes annoys me
No no no, I'm not trying to depress you. Just trying to make a few more things about life over here more clear. :)
Posted 13 years, 3 months ago by fugu • • wwwReply

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