It's been a long day, and I'm a little slow on my TiVo fast forward button. I had to actually watch a commercial. It would have been appalling under most circumstances, but this, well. This was different.
Sure, it was still appalling, but for a different reason. This commercial featured a shockingly exuberant Greg Grundberg, better known to many as Matt Parkman, the powerful telepath from Heroes. Grundberg was bouncing around the stage of a game show promoting the McDonald's Monopoly game.
So does this "in your face" ad mean that Grundberg is leaving Heroes? Or does it mean he looked at the ratings and realized he was not going to retire on this show?
Or did he look at upcoming scripts and think being a fake game show host for McDonalds was his only chance to preserve some dignity or acting integrity.
Or is this just the latest indignity Sylar is inflicting on poor Matt Parkman?
One of the annoying things about Heroes is that they take the characters with the most potent powers -- the greatest potential to have a major change for the better (Matt Parkman and Hiro Nakamura) and just strip them down, humiliate them, or play them for comic relief. They are squandering some great opportunities with these characters.
Maybe switching to McDonalds isn't such a bad idea.