Matthew John Armstrong



February 19, 2007: Life Isn't a Comic Book

I had the honor of meeting Adrian Pasdar last week when he came into the office for a visit. Tight-lipped about the show, naturally, our favorite "flying man" was a lot nicer than the closed-off Nathan we watch every week, and he let us in on a few things he's learned since becoming a hero: 1) Masi Oka is super-smart, 2) his 5-year-old son is a big fan of Milo's and 3) the only way to see all his castmates together is during "heroic dinners" they plan, since they don't get to work with each other on every episode. OK, so it's no spoiler on, say, Nathan and Claire joining forces or Milo getting a new haircut, but I'll take it. As fun as it was to see a kicked-back Pasdar — amazed by his career's powerful turn — things returned to normal when I saw Nathan in his sharp tie and political mindset tonight. But Simone wasn't as impressed by Nathan's pessimism, still worried about his public persona, and she was as ready to feel renewed in Peter's hope as I was to see a scene betw... read more

Heroes: A Preview of Tonight's Mid-season Cliff-hanger!


They fly. They regenerate. They read your thoughts. But can the superpowered freaks and geeks of NBC's Heroes do battle with Fox's monolithic 24? Come January, the two megahit serials will go head-to-head, so Heroes creator Tim Kring is jam-packing his Dec. 4 mid-season finale (airing tonight at 9 pm/ET) with several seismic shocks, including the death of a character, a hero turning traitor and a prophetic painting of Hiro (Masi Oka) raising a sword to do battle with a gigantic... OK, we won't give it away. But here's what we can tell you: · Before Heroes goes into repeat mode (it returns Jan. 22 with new episodes), Kring promises lots more insight into what — or better yet, who — read more

Heroes' Greg Grunberg Takes TV Guide on the Hunt for Sylar

Greg Grunberg, Heroes

Greg Grunberg sure has come a long way since being chewed up and spit out by that whatever on Lost. Now, he's the star of his own watercooler-conversation series, NBC's Heroes (Mondays at 9 pm/ET). When Grunberg stopped by the TV Guide offices the morning after last week's episode aired, we debriefed him on the hunt for Sylar, Matt's upcoming date with a cheerleader, and what longtime pal J.J. Abrams was like as a tyke. First, I have to say: Would that every husband could read their wives' minds!Greg Grunberg: Yeah, but be careful what you wish for. You immediately thin read more

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