• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. 30
    The show is too diffuse, hokey and self-consciously portentous to suggest suspenseful possibility.
  2. Despite oodles of cool effects, it lands, splat, in a pile of nonsense and dim dialogue.
  3. 20
    A largely dreary dirge.
  4. 10
    You could watch the first few episodes of “Heroes,” or you could repeatedly hit yourself on the head with a brick. The effect is surprisingly similar.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 372 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 196
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    The first series of Heroes was the best television I have ever seen. So inventive and so clever it really did eclipse anything I had ever seenThe first series of Heroes was the best television I have ever seen. So inventive and so clever it really did eclipse anything I had ever seen before. I think its that idea of aspiring to achieve your goals whether you can time travel or are just a normal human being that really shines through. Shame that the writers strike killed the rest though. Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    10
    An absolutely captivating genre-beding show. It is nearly flawless.
  3. Jul 11, 2015
    10
    One of the best SEASONS I've seen on television. Yeah, the show gets really bad further on, like, REALLY bad (season 2, I'm looking at you),One of the best SEASONS I've seen on television. Yeah, the show gets really bad further on, like, REALLY bad (season 2, I'm looking at you), but season one is just awesome. Like, really really good. Full Review »