Heroes is not really about supernatural abilities, but ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances. It is essentially a drama, with sci-fi elements. At it's best it's about the human struggle, at it's worse focused solely on the powers.
The first season was incredible. It was focused on the characters and not as much the abilities. Additionally it seemed to have greater purpose as the characters represented a collective. The next seasons became more focused on the abilities and individual characters and became a bit confusing and convoluted with too many characters and threads. The new season is bringing Heroes back to form. The writing is strong and the focus on inner turmoil vs external strife is excellent. I'm back invested in the characters and their struggles, which engages me even more. Great job so far in bringing the focus back. I hope the show stays on track becuase it's one of the best sci-fi shows out now. If you like what is happening with Heroes check out The Beach Chronicles featuring Jimmy Jean Louis The Haitian from Heroes. http://thebeachchronicles.com
I liked the interaction between Noah and his daughter. He walks around like a human punching bag totally without a purpose in his life. Many people get to the point in their lives where they reevaluate themselves and wonder if they are doing anything worth wild, or wasting away. I feel that soon he will be the same Noah we all remember especially when Clair's new friend starts spreading information about her when she was asked not to.
Poor Hiro. He had to break the news to his sister about him dying. It was a very moving emotional scene. This is why I love the show. It reaches people on many different levels. He tried to save that guy from jumping, but he kept screwing up his life. If you think about it. That scene reached out to so many people. How many people feel trapped in a dead end job they hate. Once you find something you love, you will enjoy waking up each morning and embracing your work. You work will no longer seem long and pointless, but something you can feel excited about. Tim Kring and his staff do an excellent job at putting subtle messages in this show.
We learned something about Nathan. He was involved in an accidental death of a young girl. For years her mom thought she was in England. Angela did a good job covering this up and knowing where the body is hidden.. Literally. I love how we see what appears to be Nathan being shot, and out of the grave comes Sylar.
This show is so cool. It has bad guys, good guys and everything in between. Ok not really, mostly the bad guy is just Sylar, but I like him ;). The good guys names are Claire, Peter, Matt, Hiro, Ando, and Mohinder. Claire basicly can't die. Peter copies peoples powers and pastes them on to his DNA. Matt can read and control peoples minds. Hiro can teleport through time and space and he can also freeze time. Ando has... well I guess you could call it red lightning. Oh and Sylar just rips the top of peoples skulls off and takes the powers by force.
It's nice to sit and think of a series which is now getting into season 4. You might think that the road ahead is so good to look forward too. I agree! However, to look back to the very beginning is not such a bad idea. I must admit that the trailers and teasers were interesting, but i had no idea what to think of them. I almost thought it was the beginning of a new cheap reality TV show. I was never more pleased to be so wrong. the beginning with Peter Petrelli standing on a rooftop making a jump into the deep unknown is a lot more accurat for the journey the viewers took. This storyline is deep, intense, direct and at times a little raw. All good i say. how we went from the puzzlew of what to see next to the direct question 'what on earth will happen now' has been met with so much wonder and amazement that it boggles most minds. All this deepens even more whewn season 2 took a start and the storyline deepened even further as we travelled through Japan, and we see how matters in action took a hold of all we watched. Then the series took a dive into amazement with a very simple line 'for every hero, there is a villian'. This took us on a route where we wondered what is a villian, and he is a villian in who's eyes? Perhaps some of us wanted to know what will happen when we tend to sleep with the devil (sorry Sylar, you just aren't non-Evil material, even by Republican standards).
So as we watched Nathan giving it all away to the honest profession of Politics we wondered even more.
That left us with the question what will happoen next and now Season 4 is here at the door. Heroes has been a perfect journey. We wondered, we got amazed we were left asking for more. This series is truly an amazing achievement.
It's like when you're best friend is developing an addiction to crack. You don't like the direction they're headed, but the person is still your best friend.
Sh*tty metaphors aside. With all its problems, and its desperate attempts to fix they're problems, I still can't shake off the show. Its powerful first season was able to capture millions of viewers. The negativity towards HEROES seems to have escalated in tone and numbers as the series progressed. I don't blame them, the problems are just too apparent not to ignore. But the viewers who now claim they dislike the show, seem to make that known, rather than quit watching like so many others (this is where my crap metaphor should kick in). I'm definitely generalizing here, but if you look up the reviews for its second and third season, you get a sense from where I'm coming from.
Personally, I can let it all slide. If I'm ever caught in a discussion about current "great" television, I have other shows to throw to pick and choose(ex.BREAKING BAD). I never expected these characters to develop into sophistaction or promise. Superpowers don't change the fact that the characters were social drones to begin with. Personally, they somewhat acted like expected(what would you expect from a hospice nurse? a stripper? a dyslexic cop?). The show is far from delivering characters that reflect what the title intends, but with its next season promising "Redemption," we'll just have to wait and see...I mean, if you're still watching.
This show is probably one of the best of its kind, because it combines lots of action, special effects, amazing plots and a wonderful set opf characters. The idea of putting powers like the ones the X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America and other super-heroes in people who never asked for them, and just want to have a normal life is really original. And the best part of it all, is that all of them are connected somehow. The characters of Claire, Peter, Hiro, Parkman and Niki are amazing, as well as the rest of the characters. Being Sylar the exception, which I think is a very weak villain (most of us were probably expecting someone like the Apocalypse or Darksiege), and the fact of him being the only villain in the series is awful. Besides that, I think that the series is getting better each season it passes. I hope it goes on for many more seasons to come. In a scale from 1 to 10 I give it a 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000!
This show totally rips off X-men. Come on think about it! A chracter who can instantly heal (Wolverine), one who can read minds and project thoughts into other people's heads (Professor X), a guy who can take other people's powers (Rogue) come on, think people, you are being minipulated into watching something you have already seen, just because they change the name of the Tv show does not change the plot line, a bunch of people born with special gifts into a world that belives they are dangerous and wants to get rid of their powers, their are too many facts for it to just be coincedences. If you want to watch X-men then watch X-men don't go to a show that claims to be a high rated show that use to be a comic book about something different. I hope Stan Lee sued this show for all the rights!
when i first heard about heroes i thought it was a couple of people with super powers jumping around and saving people.Even when i saw the trailer i thought it was the same.But when i saw a couple of episodes i realised that heroes was completely different from my expectations.Instead of showing people suddenly discovering powers and becoming superheroes it showed people discovering them selfs as different from others,struggling to get on with their powers,trying to control it.The characters are all well casted and the way all of are inter-linked to each other is amazing!.The way all of them come together to save the world is amazing and i dont have words to express for such a brilliant way of story telling!.My favourite characters are hiro,claire a and sylor even though he is the villain.Heroes is amazing and i am not having words to express how much i love Heroes!
well to quite honest I dont remember so much about the first 2 seasons especially season 2 as it was so short...
but first season was the best and the conflict there was so much better than the other volumes but of course in the beginning we were just introduced to the characters,after that we began to see the bigger picture,learn about Syler,and get to know some things about the company.
at first there was Isic who draw the future picture in which new-york city exploded and the main objective was to prevent that by saving Clair to prevent Syler from getting her power,here in Volume 1 we had some great visions of the future which made the show even more greater than ever,in the end they could prevent the explosion and killed Syler as they thought they did...
In volume 2 after Hiro returned to the past and there he uncovered the past secrets of the story that his father told him when he was a little boy which turned out not to be true and Hiro was the real hero in the past not Kensei/Adam and Peter get caught by an Irish gang after forgetting his past which I dont remember the details of that part completely :)
and there is the story of a brother and sister which Syler will take advantage of the girl in the end...
here in Volume 2 Peter goes to the future and sees a world that is destroyed by a virus which he tries to prevent this thing,in the end Nathan gets shot by an unknown person.
the comes Volume 3 Nathans shooter is uncovered which turns out ton be the future Peter and it looks like Peter is now a bad guy and Syler is good,Clair is trying to kill Peter and so on...
then comes Peters father back from the dead to make some a new problem and he kills Adam to revive himself after a long fight and some big troubles finally Peter gets to kill his damn father but Syler stops him and he kills his father himself.
then comes "fugitives" when Nathan starts this project to maintane people with abilities and so on
after Danko discovers that Nathan can fly he runs away to Mexico then with his mum.Peter.Clair,and Suresh they go to a place "100 miles from no where" there we see the past and the start on the company and Anjelas old life.
after that Nathan decides to go back but he sees Syler disguised as him on Tv,tying to "shake the presidents hand" to become him.
he goes back so as the others,Hiro gets to save every one but gets himself in a big risk,Syler kills Nathn in the end,but Parkman,Peter,Clairs father,and anjela make Syler to become Nathan and try to use him for their advantage.
It was great and new when it first came out, but now it's just okay. If there were more character bonding, and a little more comic relief to lighten the mood, that would be nice. Also, I would appreciate no more Sylar, or at least way less of him. He bores the hell out of me. The whole of the series just feels like it's not going anywhere, but I feel compelled to stick to the end as there's not many other live action super hero shows out there. Also, what else bothers me about the show is that the Heroes are rare to do anything really heroic. They're usually busy fixing problems that they have started. It's rare that they even save anyone. It's strange. Where's the justification for the characters existing or keeping their powers?
So far I've only seen season 3, but I loved it and couldn't keep myself from eating them up in a few days. If people say season 3 was bad, I need to see the previous 2! I love the characters, their powers, how they deal with them, the setup of the chapters, and the badassery that never fails to show up in every episode. Claire's cool, Hiro and Ando are hilarious, Elle's simply awesome in every way, and Sylar's the villain that about everyone can't help but love. Hopefully I'll be able to see the first seasons soon, and I cannot wait for Volume 5!
Normal, everyday people wake up one day discovering that they have abilities. This show takes you into the lives of these people. You also have the few occasional bad guy and apocalypse that comes about, but that is just a normal day for these people.
This show is an amazing show. It seems that many people think the show has gone down hill, but I am remaining optimistic and choose to believe that the show will get better. That doesn't mean that the show is bad, because that is not true. I think the show will get better this next season. Plus, if you look back at any show, most likely you will see that every show hits a "rough patch" and has a time when it is still good, but not as good. These shows get better, so I believe Heroes will too. This last chapter in Heroes was good too. I am worried about what will happen to some of the characters, because you grow to love them, or you love to hate them. Either way, this show is one of my favorite shows and continues to have me as a devoted viewer every Monday evening. I even went out and bought a DVD recorder so that I could record this show and some of my other shows when they come on so that I don't miss them. I am anxiously awaiting the premiere of season four this September, and hope that everyone else is too.
A great show filled with action and great special effects for a show.The show has a great story line and great episodes.I love the characters and awesome acting from the cast.I love the first episode of them showing each person getting their powers.In each episode their are different characters with different unique powers.But most of the time you don't see them in the next episode or they just go some where or the super hero is killed by the evil nasty kill a person in a disgusting way villain know by the name Sylar.Sylar is a villain not so sure about his past,but all he knows is killing so he is the villain of this awesome TV show know as Heroes.
Good show for the first 2 seasons I myself went to season 3 but bad acting and plot directions that didn't interest me made me bow out of the show. The program rose above it's comparisons to X-Men. The plot and characters unfolded beautifully with the regular people with extraordinary abilities. Watching each character come into their own was thrilling and seeing what new superpowers were out there was equally fun. Getting to know the characters and the twist and turns were fun for the first two seasons. For me though it became either a new twist on the same thing or just a plot leap I didn't care about. One example would be finding out there are multiple Nikki's and Sylar going from bad to good back to bad. I recommend the show for the first 2 seasons and it's ability to rise about standard tv and movie confines. Despite having a much used premise the show at least for a little while did manage to entertain and give us something new on the tv landscape.
This is a great show based on the fact that revolution has taken its course and some people have started to have special abilities. These are from simple things such as skin regeneration and the ability to fly and as the seasons advance we have seen invisibility, nuclear power, time travel and many many more.
The show has amazing plot and keeps you interested on every episode. Special effects will take your breath away especially if you are watching on a home cinema multi channel installment.
Finally i believe that it is a great show overall and everyone that likes fiction movies should give it a go and see at least the first episode. After that you will either see every single one or never watch the show again!
I really want to love Heroes, I really do. And I thought the first season was very good. You take a formula that appeals to a lot of people: what if ordinary people discover they're not so ordinary at all? They have powers! The first season had a lot of characters they wanted us to get to know, which did not always help for the character development. But the story and idea was so exciting that this was easily forgiven. I was eagerly anticipating season 2 I remember, but it never grabbed me as the first season, and was, even if I didn't want to admit it, a bit disappointing. Season 3 did not restore my hope either. The things that bother me like: never having a real showdown (I could imagine the 1st season not having the budget for it, but come on! the petrelli's vs. sylar in season 3 was a lame cop out!). The storyline is still all over the place, and it seems they can't agree what they should focus on. Boring characters get more screentime, while others don't get used at all anymore. Too many characters and still not enough character development, leaving the characters feel flat and 2dimensional.
The last finale and the twist had a soap opera feel to it for me, which I didn't like at all. For me, Heroes is a show I really want to love, with a lot of potential, but still not living up to what it could be.
if not the show will get better in the next season 4 i will contine to lower my score to bad and even lower if necessary. the state this show called heros is in now is very sad, it is ready to be canceled. the show have sinked so low that it is painfull to watch, i personally cant take it seriouse anymore, it is like a jojo. kill that guy kill this guy, rewoke this one or that one, new super power here and there it is getting riddiculus and very boring. as i said earlyer i feel this show should be canceled, there is no future for this shait show. season 1 was the best, as some one said earlyer kick the idiot writers of ttoday and bring back the season 1 writers, now before its to late!
Great episode and worth the watch for the Villains past :):)
Once again went back in time. Not very far back in time; just about a year or so. In fact, the stories in Monday's episode paralleled events we've already witnessed, and even crossed over at times. That was an interesting and fun little twist. Through Hiro's vision, three storylines played themselves out, and they were all impressive. Sylar's back-story (and Elle's and Mr. Bennett's) was tinkered with yet again, and we were given more information on Claire's birthmother Meredith. We also learned more about Arthur Petrelli, his relationship with his family and how he ended up confined to a hospital bed. In "Villains," we learned that Bennett was trying to catch Sylar in the act of killing someone to steal their power. He pushed Elle into making this happen, even after she argued that Sylar might be saved. And then, when Sylar turned to the dark side, killed and went on the run, Bennett was completely nonchalant about it. Now fast-forward to what we know has happened since. The Sylar that this episode wants us to believe Bennett virtually created goes on a killing spree, making Claire his primary target. Did we ever see Bennett's guilt for creating this monster? Has he ever taken responsibility for putting his own daughter's life on the line? Our new knowledge of their history completely changes how we're supposed to see their present and it just doesn't work. Add to this Elle's involvement, and I'm completely at a loss. Sylar and Elle, in this flashback, appeared to have a fairly strong relationship. Yet, when the duo did battle earlier this year, there was no hint that they had a past which was a little dissapointing :( But otherwise it was nice to see them together, I think Kristin and Zak are good together. The episode also gave us a glimpse of Meredith's life before she reunited with Claire. She was a thief with her brother Flint and she was recruited by the Company to become an agent. But then Eric Roberts' Thompson let her go. Of all the stories, I thought learning more about Arthur Petrelli would be the most interesting. Instead, we really didn't get a lot of new information.The fact that Arthur ordered his son Nathan to be killed was a bit shocking! The rest of the story became fairly repetitive until Angela poisoned the old man's soup. This set up Arthur's apparent death and showed us how the rest of the family had no idea he was still alive.
Heroes needs to put its cape on and fly away and never return. The last series confirmed all our fears.... They don't have a clue where to take this show. Each volume gets steadily worse culminating in a lame finale that is insulting to the people that invested time into the show. Where is the suspense, the drama, the excitement. You have a fight between Sylar and the Petrelli's and its done behind a closed door with sound effects? They kill interesting characters, strip the power of interesting characters and focus on dull ones. I watch heroes strictly because I am stubborn and I like to start what I finish. I think I may have to concede defeat with heroes though as I cannot put up with the drivel that they provide us anymore.
The intricate plot twists that come with the already interesting plot keep the show interesting and fresh. The actors are top notch and fit their roles seamlessly while bringing their own individual flare to the characters. The soundtrack to the show is fresh and unique, with adding its own flare to the multiple season show. The addition of the online elements of the show, in the essence of an ARG, adds to the excitement of the series, even when it is between seasons. This goes the same for the web exclusive shorts. If you want a great series that is exciting and keeps your attention, this is it.
Heroes has held my interest since day one. I am a huge fan. Lately, the show has taken some very unstructured turns. The story is all over the place. New characters keep getting introduced then die before we can develop any type of bond and the characters we love keep getting killed off.
I have so many questions like: How is Micah "The Rebel"? Where does he live now and where is his mother? It was revealed that Micah's mother is a triplet. We've only seen two, where is the third? What happened to the girl in the household where Micah was living who could watch someone perform anything from a dance to marshal arts then perform it herself in a matter of hours. She saved her place of business from a robbery and that's the last I've seen of her. There are several other disappearances of characters. I just would love it if the writers start answering questions and stop bringing so many new characters in and out of the show. I also wonder if Sylar is taking a break? If he's going to be Nathan Petrelli, we won't be seeing Sylar for a while? I'm just curious. Regardless, I do love the show and look forward to seeing it every week.
It's the same reason that Saturday Night Live is still on. Once they have their dedicated audience that keep the ratings up, they will continue to run the show forever, even if the writers dont have any more good ideas and would like to end it. Why don't they? Because the corporate scum bags in charge will force it to keep going until the ratings drop below a certain point. They don't care if the series ends as absolute garbage (the x-files), they just care that they milked it for every penny possible. This is highly offensive to the dedicated viewers. We continue to watch hoping that the bad episodes are fillers, which are common to most shows, hoping that if we tune in next time it will be back on track. However the fact of the matter is that not only are they not back on track, but the train has gone off a bridge into a river. Now a reasonable and responsible train operator in this situation doesnt say, "Ok boys, how are we going to get this train to float". He abandons it and hopes to salvage his career on a new train.
Heroes does a good job of televising the comic book formula. Good versus Evil with super powers, but they are not super-heroes they are ordinary people heroes. The everlasting questions of how did they get their powers what are their weaknesses who is stronger and how can they be stopped. All tied into secret companies with hidden agendas and people with god complexes.
Do not get me wrong I like watching heroes but what i have always said is it is just another version of X-men or say the 4400. Kudos for the writers who have found a way to get there audience to relate to its characters.
You catch the bad guy after he killed your son. What would you do?
a) kill him
b) kill him and use your granddaughter's blood to cure/revive her father
c) ask someone with telepathy to erase the bad guy's memory and make him believe h
I'm a huge Heroes fan, but I'm very disappointed.
I mean it was a season finale and yet it was lame.
Compared to Chuck and Terminator's season finale, Heroes finale was weak. Maybe they need to cancel it in order to improve the latest episodes... I Mean, you can't compare Heroes to Lost (which is awesome). But comparing it to another "people's with abilities" series, The 4400, i can say that this Heroes finale made me sad. It was the worst season finale i ever watched..
One more thing: You catch the bad guy after he killed your son. What would you do?
a) kill him
b) kill him and use your granddaughter's blood to cure/revive her father
c) ask someone with telepathy to erase the bad guy's memory and make him believe he is your son Of course in Heroes they choose C)
With the writers strike during season two production, they had to split the season in two which i think is where they started to go wrong. The storylines havent been as good as of late and there is a lot of repition in powers. Although i believe if they could get back to there original synopsis i think they could bring back the series to life. I personally love the series and it is one of my favourites. Is season 4 there was alot of jumping around with the government trying to capture everyone with powers and the sylar side storyline. I dont think they should of mixed the two of them as ts confusing for the audience. However with Sylar now nathan and with what looks like sylars gettting his memory back in season 5 i think this could be extremely interesting for all who follow heroes and all that dont. Sylar is one of my favourite villans of all time but they really have to give him a run for his money and not take him back the minute it looks like hes going to make that powerful move. Im just shooting here but i wouldnt mind a film made with everyone against Sylar and his cronnies.
I LOVED the first season of Heroes. It promised wonderful and exciting story lines and a plethora of characters we could love and love to hate. We were heading back in nostalgic classic comic book'heroes' with a modern edge.
Fast forward to season three and its started to lag. The show seemed to have problems keeping up with itself. There were even several online article on the 10 things Heroes could do to make it better! Something non commonly heard of for tv shows. I was losing interest which worried me as I also lost interest in Lost and never went back to that halfway through season 2. But I stuck with it, though I went weeks without watching episodes, having to later catch up. After news that the next season will be totally reworked something switched in me. Perhaps the sense that maybe I would never see my beloved Hiro and Ando again? Is that possible? They are the only reason I kept watching when all else seemed lost. Everyone else took on irritating undertones and the plots where tiring. But out of the embers of this show, I grew a new found respect and admiration for Sylar. He's kinda hot in a creepy psychotic way. It took me til season three to notice. Maybe its because they seemed to have spent more time on his character development... I am soooo off on a tangent now aren't I? LOL
So yes, I will continue watching to see what this show develops into further. I will see this to the end. It is still somewhat entertaining and the plot is now thickening.
I don't watch much TV. A movie once in a blue moon or Judge Judy once in awhile when i'm cooking supper, and that's once in a while.. haha But Heroes on the other hand.. That has got to be the best show on TV for me.. Its the only show ever to hold my attion, I've never miss one episode.. Mind you there were a few episodes that were pretty lame, but I guess it's things we need to know for future episodes, it travels back and forth. If you miss to many episodes tho I think a person would be lost and find it to be a weird show... I just love Heroes... For those who love it too, yahaaaa for you.. Lets keep Heroes going.. And for those who don't. Thank you for watching so you can write your crappy reviews. :)
it was almost painful to watch this crap, this show is done. this episode was BORING, the characters were STUPID and there was absolutely nothing great about it. this season finale was a joke, that's why i'm never watching this show again. since the beggining of this volume, i didnt see this going anywhere. to think that i only watched this episode hoping sylar would die.. this was a complete waste of time. anyway, the cast was great, but the writers ruined it. how i miss season one.. this should end right now, dont make another season in respect of the show.
awful. this show has become a disappointment to us all. what ever happened to the once great show has died in season 1. season two was disappointing, season three is just plain wrong that words could never describe. it's solution to problems are just STUPID! your freaking people with super powers! what to do with a guy like Danko? hmmmmmmm!!!!!????? rebel can shut off their power, and daphne could run around disarming the people, and the rest just make a deal with Danko or they all die. yes, it is evil. but it is a necessary evil to survive in a world where people fear what they do not understand. this has become one of the worst shows ever, i do not understand why it is still popular.
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