September 22, 2009

A Company of Heroes

As I sat down to watch the fourth season premiere of Heroes: Volume 5, I was struck by all the reasons I keep coming back to give this show another chance. This season is about Redemption. When the show debuted a few years ago, my husband and I were glued to every episode. We would discuss, dissect and enjoy each and every episode as the characters were inexorably drawn into each others orbits. Peter Petrelli and HRG were definitely my favorites. Both were men with personal missions and convictions. HRG began creepy, but his love and support for daughter Claire […]
June 29, 2009

Passionate Love Stories

What are the ingredients necessary for a passionate love story? A tragic hero who carries the weight of the world on his shoulder? A heroine strong enough to bear the burden? Intelligence? Wit? Charm? What about the ability to meet the other on a level playing field? They can come from different worlds, different social strata — even completely different cultures if they can cross bridges with one aspect of their relationship? This week the Daily Dose is going to focus on passionate love stories in literature — all forms from comics to chick lit to supernatural and paranormal romance […]