My Hero

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My Hero

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George Sunday is leading a double life. When he is not running a health-food shop and living happily in a tiny suburban flat with his wife, Janet, he is the world's most famous superhero, Thermoman. Learning to with problems that arise because he is not familiar with customs on Earth presents many humourous dilemmas and delightful conflicts because George is often too honest and takes everything too literally.
Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis

Piers

Ardal O'Hanlon

Ardal O'Hanlon

George Sunday/Thermoman [series 1 - 5]

Philip Whitchurch

Philip Whitchurch

Tyler

Emily Joyce

Emily Joyce

Janet Dawkins

Geraldine McNulty

Geraldine McNulty

Mrs Raven

James Dreyfus

James Dreyfus

George Monday/Thermoman [series 6]

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • bring back thermoman

    8.5
    my hero was a very funny and great show he need it back with the cast from the first 5 seasons
  • New Britcom shows marches on to a different beat - My Hero just polka! The rolls of laughter caused by BBC's "My Hero" was heard echoing through Scandinavia, when the full show was aired for a rerun on the Entertainment channel, alas as quimoreless

    10
    caught onto the humour of the Ultronian's trials in adapting to Earthly life, as quickly did the laughter fade when cast changes were made to continue the success.



    Overwhelmed by lovably dim-witted O'Hanlon as Thermoman, who rescues and later starts a family with lovely Joyce as his Earth wife Janet, the silly series with the incredible cast, suffered a fatal death when blue-eyed Irishman George Sunday, left his superhero leotard and eartly cover as a health store owner and BBC to continue with a poor replacement in Dreyfus as George Monday and weak storyline, it still deserves 10/10 despite the blasphemic ending.



    Despite the fact that a show like this, having a certain sense of far-fetched episode plots and tongue in cheek humour, was carried and held up by the excellent dynamic and casting of the colorful characters of My Hero, BBC failed to realise that without the presence and persona of O'Hanlon in the same dynamic, a show like this could not go on. Poor James Dreyfuss adopting the role that quirky O'Hanlon left behind, never felt right to viewers, and thus season 6 also became the last of our hero's attempts to come to grips with the earthly life, the critique of his characterisation and the impossible task of accepting a new Thermoman, killing off an excellent show, that should've been discontinued when the oddly attractive Irishman.



    Dissapointing, discouraging and suddenly breathtakingly stupid, the plot of My Hero, despite the ever genius crew of characters - Dr. Crispin, the ever present, never quite there obsessed-with-fame tv-doctor and Janet's boss, sharp-tongued receptionist Mrs. Raven who could just as easily be a torturing, mass murderess when not behind the desk of the doctor's office, the low-life, failed superhero cousin of Thermoman, Arnie, who later gets involved with Mrs. Raven, the anti-Keeping up Apperances-couple of Janet's miserable parents aswell the brain-fried, Scouse-accented neighbour of Janet, Tyler, who firmly believes he is and alien, and of course lovely, both-feet-on-ground, sensible nurse Janet Dawkins who faces as many trials in adapting to life with a superhero as he does in trying to adapt to his new life as an odd Earthling - was nothing but another mediocre Britcom with unfortunate James Dreyfus to pick up the pieces, and bless the guy for trying, but after 5 seasons of O'Hanlon as Thermon, no one could have continued the perfectly matched dynamics of this show.



    Though final season number 6 is still worth watching for the sake of following the lives of the other characters, but it's an unworthy ending to a show that could have been left and maybe picked up again with the right negotications between O'Hanlon and BBC thus giving it a chance to end properly with a satisfactory finale to fans of the show worldwide.

    Still, as mentioned, I will have to rate it 10 as I have never seen a show this funny and immediately catchy yet ever surprising, be it because of a fabulous cast or writers who continued in my opinion to do their job and do it good despite a new mis-matched Thermoman, and I will live in the hope that some day, gentle and velvet-voiced Ardal decides to come back to the show, an Ultronian private detective possibly finding a finger for them to make a new same-old body for Thermoman to return and continue his eartly madness for a season and then end it as this show deserved.moreless
  • disappointing

    5.0
    i expected more from this show. The first few episodes were funny but it got old very quickly and the storyline never changed(superhero trying to be normal- unoriginal too). Ardal O'Hanlon was not at his best and i found it hard to see him as anyone else but Dougal from father ted, and i think this was a problem for other viewers too. I think his performance was very wooden and that he really isnt the best actor, only as i said in father ted. They could have done more with this show. I'm not suprised at all that it was cancelled.moreless
  • beautiful janet having the most versetile facial expressions while dealing with thermoman/husband if front of the society covering up for his frank one liners and saving the day for him.

    10
    beautiful janet having the most versetile facial expressions while dealing with thermoman/husband if front of the society covering up for his frank one liners and saving the day for him. tailor is the character to look for for his accent and wierd dressing style.arnie cousin of thermoman is always up to his cheeky ideas and is always ready with a solution to thermomans problems.
  • The reason why I feel it needs to be back is because it is so tense. Not only is it a mysterous but there is always something new that makes more in tense.I like the guessing game makes, the show fun.moreless

    9.0
    The person that wrote the show has very good imagination to keep the flow of the plots going,to make you want to keep watching and wondering. I like these kinds of shows I hope there are many more of it. My favorite hero are peter , hiro

    and clara. I like the scientist too.They are the top of my choices. Very least is syler,jessica and Issac I want to see more of what the little boy and his father can do to see if I can put them on my favorite or least favorite. I hope soon.moreless
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    August 7, 2007 DVD Releases

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    January 16, 2006 DVD Releases

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    Comedy, Fantasy

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    British TV, Sitcoms