Heroes : Season 1

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

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 373 Ratings

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  • 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
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. NBC's "Heroes" is the best pilot of fall 2006. Whether it continues to soar in future episodes remains to be seen.
  4. "Heroes" may be the dark horse among this year's serialized dramas. It also might be a dud down the road. Because after two episodes, it's not even remotely clear what these "special" ordinary people are capable of.
  5. 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.
  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.

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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. Expand
  2. SorryNospam
    Nov 30, 2006
    10
    Excellent Character Development. Good development of overall universal mythology.
  3. tobyb
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    left me waitin for next week, love the little asian stocking stuffer.
  4. AlyA
    Aug 22, 2007
    10
    Such a wonderful superhero show. I love it. The season finale left me wondering what else could possibly happen so of course I will be tuning Such a wonderful superhero show. I love it. The season finale left me wondering what else could possibly happen so of course I will be tuning in to the season 2 premiere. Expand
  5. JoshuaF
    Dec 3, 2006
    9
    This show is great fun. With so many characters, the show does a good job of developing them. There are no "flat" characters. I haven't This show is great fun. With so many characters, the show does a good job of developing them. There are no "flat" characters. I haven't come upon a character that I like or dislike all the time. There aren't any completely "bad" guys or "good" guys. Expand
  6. ZoroCG
    Nov 30, 2007
    8
    If you just ignore the silly voiceovers at the beginning and end of each show, the pretentiousness factor (which some of the more negative If you just ignore the silly voiceovers at the beginning and end of each show, the pretentiousness factor (which some of the more negative professional reviews above seem to refer to) drops down about tenfold. Expand
  7. MartinG
    Oct 29, 2006
    0
    Guys I know my vote will be mostly ignored cause of the low rating

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