Heroes : Season 1

  • 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. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    The writing is uneven... but the idea is audacious enough to keep you following the loose threads.
  2. If you don't take it too seriously, it can be tremendous fun in a Saturday matinee kind of way.
  3. It does get a little pretentious at times, especially during the opening and closing narrations, but its pretensions are very much comic-book pretensions, and therefore allowable in what is, fundamentally, a comic book.
  4. 60
    If not exactly compelling, the pilot episode is engaging and often quirkily funny.
  5. “Heroes” tries very hard to spook viewers with hints of science fiction and dark conspiracies. But its main appeal is the curious link among complete strangers.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    This is... one of those concepts seemingly destined to leave a small but outspoken fan contingent grumbling next summer at Comic-Con about its cancellation.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    50
    Too much pretentious hooey about destiny obscures an unfocused saga of normal folks with odd powers.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 373 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 »