• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Heroes Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics What's this?

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 359 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: Leonard Roberts, Milo Ventimiglia, Tawny Cypress
  • Summary: What would you do if you suddenly realized that you had superpowers? Better still, what would Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, and a bunch of actors you've probably never heard of do when they discover the same? Will they save the world? Or at least NBC's Monday night lineup?
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Tim Kring
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. 100
    The show's super strengths are its well-developed filmmaking, smooth pacing and a perfect cast. It views like the first hour of a fun, thoughtful movie.
  2. "Heroes" is one of TV's most imaginative creations and might, with luck, become this year's "Lost."
  3. 80
    Like "Lost," it has the potential to grow into a cross-genre drama that reaches beyond cultiness to all kinds of TV viewers.
  4. 75
    You don't have to be a fantasy or sci-fi geek to have fun with it
  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. 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.

See all 29 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 192
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    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 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. Expand
  2. ErikaDC
    Nov 4, 2006
    Great ! ! !
  3. tobyb
    Sep 26, 2006
    left me waitin for next week, love the little asian stocking stuffer.
  4. HaydenP
    Jul 24, 2007
    It's so good i'm in it
  5. JasonN
    Nov 27, 2006
    Plays on the beginnings of superpowers instead of spending all of the time on crash 'em up special effects and "fighting the bad guys."
  6. TRiopka
    May 1, 2007
    Better MUSIC would make this show a classic. I don't know how often background music is neglected, resulting in an inferior production. The most recent future episode would have been MUCH more dramatic with the right background tempo and/or music. Instead, we had mostly silence with the occasional dramatic beating sound. Peter (Milo's) acting is great, but there was not enough to back him up! When will these execs get it? (The first several Star Trek movies completely missed the boat on the music aspect which the old series had down pat) Expand
  7. MartinG
    Oct 29, 2006
    Guys I know my vote will be mostly ignored cause of the low rating

See all 192 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Ranked: Best and Worst Superhero TV Series

    Ranked: Best and Worst Superhero TV Series Image
    Published: September 27, 2010
    This week's new ABC series "No Ordinary Family" is the latest in a long line of superhero TV shows. We take a look back at the best and worst examples of the genre.
  2. Save Our Show!: A History of TV Fan Campaigns

    Save Our Show!: A History of TV Fan Campaigns Image
    Published: April 22, 2010
    Earlier this week, we told you which TV shows were in danger in cancellation. Now, learn about what you can do to save your favorite show -- and what other fans have done in the past to mount successful campaigns.