• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    This is good bunk, fun bunk, energetic bunk. Much better bunk than the last volume.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd R. Ramlow
    70
    In their certitude, the villains are more compelling than their wishy-washy heroic counterparts. The real excitement of “Villains” is its promise to expand the series’ assortment of baddies: their unabashed queerness and freakery make for more fun.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Heroes may be better this year than it was last year, but it's still a very dumb show that just wants you to think it's smart.
  9. 0
    This show, which was once so thrilling and fun, has become full of itself, its characters spouting crazy nonsense.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    8
    The 3rd series of Heroes was probably the 2nd best overall with the return of the twist and turns that had excited viewers during the 1st run.The 3rd series of Heroes was probably the 2nd best overall with the return of the twist and turns that had excited viewers during the 1st run. I'm not sure splitting the series up was a great idea but I think that critics and viewers alike were far to critical of it after its unfortunate writers guild incident. A shame,a real shame. Full Review »
  2. Path
    Sep 16, 2009
    3
    Ok enough with the drama! I want to see some fighting and action! Why do I even put myself through watching another boring episode. This show Ok enough with the drama! I want to see some fighting and action! Why do I even put myself through watching another boring episode. This show use to be soo exciting! Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2014
    7
    Bueno esta temporada fue mejor que la segunda temporada, la primera parte fue regular, la introduccion del padre de los Petrelli como villanoBueno esta temporada fue mejor que la segunda temporada, la primera parte fue regular, la introduccion del padre de los Petrelli como villano fue muy buena, pero algo desaprovechado, pero hubo muchas incoherencias con el personaje de Sylar, la segunda parte fue mucho mejor, un Nathan que emprende la busqueda y captura de los suyos, la situacion que deben lidiar los personajes, y por supuesto Peter que debe hacerle enfrente a su hermano y entrarle en razon de lo que hace esta mal. Full Review »