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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 139 Ratings

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  • Summary: The future is in danger, and the gang must race to stop the end of the world as we know it.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    This is good bunk, fun bunk, energetic bunk. Much better bunk than the last volume.
  2. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    75
    Based on the first action-packed and fun episode, it looks like Kring and crew have succeeded in pulling out of their sophomore slump.
  3. Mr. Kring has assured interviewers and fans that the third season will correct those mistakes and recover the fast-paced suspense and tension of the first season. The premiere episode lives up to that pledge, with lots of violence, special effects and laser-fast editing. The plot and ever-escalating conspiracies are hard to follow, but even first-time viewers can easily get the gist.
  4. The first hour of Heroes answers enough questions and moves the story forward in such a way that a few "Huh?" moments won't matter as long as they're answered in short order and don't linger for too long.
  5. Even just a half hour in, it's difficult not to wish everyone would just lighten the heck up. The graphic novel noir feel is becoming increasingly oppressive, and everyone is just so grim.
  6. 50
    NBC sent the first hour of tonight's two-hour season premiere to critics, and it's sprinkled with some of the original fun: inventive special effects, a twist or two, some nifty gore. That doesn't stop it from being the same, familiar mess.
  7. 0
    This show, which was once so thrilling and fun, has become full of itself, its characters spouting crazy nonsense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 13 out of 40
  1. ElginW.
    Nov 12, 2008
    10
    I'm glad to see Heroes return to it's original form after last seasons horrible display.
  2. Jake
    Sep 24, 2008
    10
    Back and better than ever!
  3. AnthonyM.
    Sep 24, 2008
    9
    A return to form after the dreary second season. This is more like it!
  4. Nick
    Sep 10, 2009
    7
    I thought the first half of the third season (Villains) was the worst this show has ever offered, but that the second half (Fugitives) was I thought the first half of the third season (Villains) was the worst this show has ever offered, but that the second half (Fugitives) was one of the best. Watch the second half. Expand
  5. BillM
    Sep 26, 2008
    4
    Really disappointing. Full of ridiculous twists and terrible writing. Seems like this crew has already told their one good story.
  6. Cathy
    Apr 1, 2009
    2
    I'm very disappointed with the direction the show has taken this season. It has now completely departed from the feel and the style of I'm very disappointed with the direction the show has taken this season. It has now completely departed from the feel and the style of the first season. In the first season, each action that happened lead somewhere. Each action was important. Each person was important. Now it feels like the writers have completely forgotten the backstory of each of these characters -- completely forgetting that yes, other things have happened. The characters have all turned 180 degrees several times just for shock value. Sylar is an excellent example. I'm sick of this "He's good!" "No, he's bad!", "No he's good", "No, really, he's bad!" nonsense. Typically I do like the moral ambiguity presented when you have a good character doing something shady or a shady character doing something good, but the character is so 2-D, flipping his loyalties around so quickly is ineffective at best and terrible writing at worst. One could say the same thing for the rest of the crew -- HRG, Mohinder, Peter, Nathan, Tracy, Mama Petrelli. Terrible writing this season. I'm very disappointed. Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    This season was very boring, I was so hooked in the first 2 seasons and got here and it just dropped off. I was very dissapointed. I quitThis season was very boring, I was so hooked in the first 2 seasons and got here and it just dropped off. I was very dissapointed. I quit watching it halfway throught because I couldnt do it. Expand

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