Reviews: 1
Heroes.. of a different natureRating: 12 likes, 5 dislikes
"Heroes" Weakness is also its strength.
It's about a group of people, ordinary people, seemingly unrelated to one another. They turn out to each own a special trait. Two very different brothers find they can fly, a Japanese guy discovers he can travel through time and space with the power of his mind, and a young girl is surprised to know that she can withstand most any physical damage.
"Heroes" Is the next evolutionary step after "The 4400", "Lost" and "Now and Again" and even "Prison Break". All of these portray "normal" people trapped in abnormal circumstances, and trying to make the best out of it.
However, to me "Heroes" differs in that it adds the element of several super-heroes - each of them possessing just one trait. Unlike Superman (with multiple abilities) or Spider-man (spider sense, agility, shooting webs..), They each struggle to understand their gift and how to deal with it on top of their everyday life. They have only one ability each, and at many times it's just isn't enough.
As the series progresses, it becomes evident that the group would unite towards a near future calamity. This might turn the show into something like "fantastic four" or "legion of superheroes" - Which I hope it won't.
For the show to survive on its own merit, it needs to hold it's uniqueness. Those people are still people, with lives, hopes and dreams. Not born with this "magical gift"..
One of the major question marks I found when watching, was that they all seem to become aware of their talents at about the same time. And yet, those abilities are supposedly an evolution in the human gene pool..
I hope this will be answered in the future, as I try not to see it as a weakness but more of a curiousity factor to drive me closer to the show.

Hope you all like it as much as I did!

Review posted on Wednesday, October 11th 2006 at 5:50 pm


Reviews: 57
Heroes is Super.Rating: 6 likes, 0 dislikes
I recently bought the season 1 DVD and fell in love with the series all over again while rewatching some episodes. The writing and storytelling are what sets this series apart from any other, sci-fi or otherwise. Each episode features seemingly random, unconnected events, but as the episodes progress, every event intertwines and climaxes in the finale. The story is well-paced, with few parts that seem to drag, and has enough twists and turns to keep you interested, guessing, and speculating all season long.

The ensemble cast is truly amazing, to say the least. Each actor/actress represents their character in a unique way and each has a certain grace when on-screen. And unlike most casts, there isn’t one “star” of the series; instead, each main character gets nearly equal screen time and has their own complex plot line full of drama, humor, and (of course) heroic acts.

All in all, Heroes is one of my favorite series and I cannot wait to see what season 2 has in store. And for any of you that have not tuned in, I highly recommend it.

Review posted on Wednesday, September 5th 2007 at 1:25 am


Reviews: 2
Claire Ever-LivingRating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes
When I first started watching this series (I didn't see the pilot.), I almost gave up after watching one episode that focused on 'Hiro'.
Then I noticed 'Claire' , a kind of '4400' version of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', and I got interested. The Claire character is an average looking high school cheerleader who discovers she can heal from anything. She's kind of like Superman, Dracula and Marvel Comics' Wolverine. What's different about her is that she is an honest, regular high school kid. I saw the episode when she was killed behind the bleachers, and the next one when she woke up in the morgue and uses her power to wreak vengeance on an egotistical rapist.
After that one, when I talked to my college-attending son, we agreed that 'Claire' was the best thing about 'Heroes' and that the producers would do well to focus more of the plots around her. That they did.
The next episode I watched was the brilliantly done one which features 'The Jamaican' , the Cop who can read minds, Claire's father, Thermo-Guy, and of course, Claire Ever-Living.
That episode should win an Emmy for something.
If someone who has never seen "Heroes" before wants to watch an episode to introduce themselves to the show, this is the one. The combination of excellent special effects, good acting and solid directing makes this episode an instant "Heroes" classic. One of the great things the producers did was to start Claire's dad off as a potential bad guy, then show that he's not so bad after all. I was completely fooled (and convinced) by the twist and it made me pay more attention to the other characters (though Claire is still the one that keeps me there).
Hayden Panettiere is brilliant as a young girl trying to deal with what she can do and the ethical decisions she has to make.
If anyone deserves her own spin-off, it's the ever-living 'Claire'.

Review posted on Tuesday, October 9th 2007 at 2:30 am


Reviews: 1
Rating: 2 likes, 9 dislikes
This show starts off slow, but picks up the pace after about 3 episodes, it's like watching a very early evolution of x-men, i can see similar powers to the characters in heroes as in x-men, so if you liked x-men then you will like this. But don't let this review put you off, this is just my opinion.

This post was originally writen in Jan 2007, it's now Nov 2007, and i've just watched episode 7 season 2, this show just goes from strength to strength, this is a must see for all, i would reconmend this to anyone, scf-fi fan or not. if i had 10 thumbs, it would get 10 thumbs up :)

Review posted on Thursday, January 4th 2007 at 1:33 am


Reviews: 3
Comics brought to TVRating: 1 likes, 4 dislikes
I recently watched 17 episodes of this in two sessions. I wasn't very interested to start to watch this, there just wasn't anything else available for me (plus I'm having a flu). What I was interested was why this show has become so highly rated. I still don't know. Some of the special effects are quite impressive, so that could be one factor to high ratings. Without spoiling too much, it's about people who start to find superpowers in them and then try to deal with that fact. Then there are people after these superpeople, some are good, some are not. The whole show is rather silly, imo. It's really like Marvel comics were brought on-screen, take X-men or The Fantastic Four. Even Stan Lee appeared as bus driver in episode 16. Many of the classic superpowers and abilities are present plus some bit more unexpected ones. And there are some inconsistencies regarding the use of these powers... There are also some gruesome scenes and gore present so this series is not suitable for children or those sensitive to violence, imo. So with that fact I can only conclude this series is targeted at adults who like or liked to read comics (about superheroes).

Review posted on Thursday, March 8th 2007 at 1:22 pm

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Super Heroes
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 25, 2006
Ended: February 08, 2010
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