So the new season is underway in the States. That didn’t take long. One of the less frequently cited differences between TV and film is that you don’t usually have to wait as long for next the part to come along on the small screen. Take, for example, next summer’s The Dark Knight – Batman Begins came out in 2005, and we’ve had to wait three years to find out exactly what the hell is going on with The Joker. The first volume of Heroes, on the other hand, has been swiftly followed up, with only a matter of months separating the two seasons. This begs the question: does the length of a hiatus help or hinder a cliffhanger’s impact? Is TV, in this instance, better off than film? Another one for the ages perhaps… or maybe just until we commission a feature on it.