• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 6, 2013
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 4, 2013
    Johnson clearly has fun playing up his motivational role as host, and there is one harrowing-looking stunt in the early going that involves hanging from the side of a building. That said, the participants (who include a pro wrestler and a cheerleader) are a straight-from-central-casting bunch, and before we’ve even gotten to know them, they engage in an inordinate amount of bickering.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 4, 2013
    The Hero is not all that exciting but the production values are top-notch and the location (Panama) somewhat unique.... Rather than three shows, one show would be best: Make The Rock the host, use the settings of "72 Hours" and the casting of "Race to the Scene" and viewers would be much better off than watching any of these individual new programs.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 5, 2013
    It’s all cut and spliced to the point where any real “jeopardy” involved is anyone’s guess. The weekly competitions on Survivor are far more convincingly presented.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    WHAT A GREAT SHOW! Honestly gathers people from various walks of lives and shows a persons capacity to be a hero. I was honestly surprised by a couple plot twists and i hope that this show is renewed for a 2nd season! Full Review »
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    Can't believe this show is not rated higher. I absolutely love this show, and the characters are just great! Best reality show since Joe Schmoe season 1 Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    It's been three episodes and so far I'm impressed with The Hero. Nine people compete to be voted by America as "The Hero" in order to win money. The cool thing about this is that even though only one of them will become "the hero" they have to work as a team in order to progress. It sets the contestants up for backstabbing and trust issues. Especially when at any time someone could be offered a "temptation". A temptation is when a contestant is offered some money for their own personal gain at the expense of the team. It's an interesting hook considering only one of them has a chance at the big money at the end. This opens up a way for the viewer to judge the character of the contestants, which is easier said than done. I started off disliking one or more of the characters, only to sympathize with them later. Another praise I have to give the show is that it has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as its host. It's hard not to smile when he shows up, especially when it looks like he's having a blast just being there. Despite the fact that I like the show I have to say that it has some flaws. For one thing if it comes out that this show is more than a little staged I wont be surprised. That and I don't really think it gets what a hero is. A hero is more than just completing some kind of challenge, or not excepting a bribe. It's about being a role model, and doing things for selfless reasons. It's hard to be convinced that someones a hero when all the contestants do is scream at each other and talk crap about each other. But in the end I enjoy the show, and will continue to watch it. I will update/adjust my review of this show as more episodes air if needed. Full Review »