ABC's remake of the alien invasion saga V is returning with more episodes -- and more ships! That's right, the Visitors are no longer just visiting, they're taking over. But aliens have been ruling our televisions for decades, so are we really that surprised? As a gesture of good will to our new alien overlords, here are some of our favorite alien visitors on TV, extra-terrestrials who once lived peacefully among us, but now permanently reside in our hearts.
Today's the day that an entire universe dies... and gets reborn. With the heavily-hyped release of Justice League #1, DC Comics is re-starting each of its 52 superhero titles with new writers, new artists and a new continuity. Since the reboot was announced, the company has been subjected to endless fanboy slagging, but, as past experiences have shown (like, say, Chris Nolan's Batman films) sometimes there's a lot of potential in starting over from scratch. Following DC's bold example, we'd love to see reboots of the following small-screen superhero shows, some of which were pretty good the first time around, but we think could be made even better.
Here at TWoP, we bitch a lot about Smallville and Heroes, with their dull characters and their hackneyed and/or convoluted plotlines, but maybe we should stop being so surprised that they're terrible. Because while superhero comedies are usually hysterical (if short-lived -- see The Tick and The Middleman), superhero dramas are often the worst things on television. We looked back on over a decade of terrible super-powered TV, and found that most of the time, we really didn't need a hero.