Heroes 4 Seasons 2006

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The epic series chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. As a total eclipse casts it shadow across the globe, viewers follow a genetics professor in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory-there are people with super powers living among us. A young dreamer tries to convince his politician brother that he can fly.

Starring:
Santiago Cabrera, Jack Coleman
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Genres Drama, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director David Semel
Starring Santiago Cabrera, Jack Coleman
Supporting actors Tawny Cypress, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Leonard Roberts, Milo Ventimiglia
Season year 2007
Network NBC Universal
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brida TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Aug 2007
Format: DVD
I have only just started watching this series on BBC2, but already I am loving it. Although the first episode was quite slow, as all the majority of characters were being introduced, by the time I was watching the second episode I was hooked.

The main characters here are all normal people, yet for reasons not yet fully known, they each have be given a particular 'superhero' power, for example, there is a young cheerleader who discovers that her body is able to heal itself, making it impossible for her to stay hurt or die. Watching how she throws herself from great heights, then simply forces her broken bones back to how they should be, the enormity of what she has just discovered about herself is not lost on the audience.
As each character make their individual discoveries, you also watch how they begin to live with such a power. Do they use them for good or for bad? And, why do they have them in the first place?
As the series progresses, the lives of the heroes (who at first are distributed all over the world) slowly begin to come closer. Seemingly they are destined to be brought together in some way.

That is a very brief synopsis, as I have seen the series so far. HEROES is a complex series, with many strands and possible ways it could progress. From the second episode, for example, we are told of a mysterious man who seems to be wanted for horrific murders. As the series progresses, you get sucked into trying to discover just who he is and how he fits into everything that is going on. There seems to be clues hidden in various episodes too, making the series like some strange, elaborate form of murder mystery.

So far, this is a great series. Just how long it will be able to maintain the level of intrigue, excitement and mysteriousness will remain to be seen, but the start is just fantastic.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 May 2007
Format: HD DVD
What if you discovered that you had a superpower -- great strength, flight, teleportation, or amazing healing? And what if you could use it to save the world?

Superheroes are everywhere in entertainment, from comic books to movies. But few manage to be as intelligent, geeky and well-written as "Heroes," a solid comic-book style TV series that explores the repercussions of several "ordinary" people who discover that they have strange -- and sometimes dangerous -- powers.

It opens with Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) reflecting on the human quest for knowledge -- even knowledge that we shouldn't have -- right before learning that his father has been killed, possibly murdered. Suresh's dad believed that "special" people were cropping up, much like in X-Men.

And we are introduced to the "heroes": stripper Niki (Ali Larter) harbors a secret dark side, cheerleader Claire (Hayden Panettiere) heals from any injury, Japanese Dilbert Hiro (Masi Oka) can bend time and space, Senatorial candidate Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) is able to fly, his brother Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) can copy others' powers, a cop Matt (Greg Grunberg) can read minds, and junkie artist Isaac (Santiago Cabrera) sees the future. There are plenty of others that show up, but these start the ball rolling.

While Claire and Hiro explore the potential of their new powers, Niki and her son try to elude some hired thugs --and end up overwhelmed by her dark side, and framed. And Suresh searches for the answer to his father's death, only to find that his genetics research is involved with the "special people," and that a superpowered serial killer is targeting them.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Samantha Waite on 24 July 2007
Format: DVD
This is a truly slick, well made, fascinating series, which thank goodness is finally coming to UK terrestrial TV this week. From the start the characters are engaging and the multi plot format really works well. There are clear similarites with the themes in the X Men films but it is handled in so much more depth it is hard to compare the two. As the series progressing you get the tantalising build up created by having the separate story lines coming together... I won't say much for fear of giving it away, but the finale is worth waiting for. Excellent, adult Sci-fi that is a credit to the genre.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. Ede on 2 Aug 2007
Format: DVD
HEROES is an excellent series. The comic book style format gives you time to meet the characters instantly and then get to know what their powers are and how they struggle to deal with them without the typical american tendency to show you something and then forget about it and act like it never happened, in heroes everything come back to bite them. The special effects at times are obvious but others astounding, but also make a show that isn't for kids due to the sometimes graphic nature. Everyone I know who has seen more than a couple of episodes has become hooked and the cliffhanger endings make you want to watch the next episode straight away.

The DVD also has the full uncut pilot episode which runs for 73 mins compared to the aired TV 45 min so maybe the characters won't seem to be as rammed in for those who were put off watching the TV.

Anyway if you fed up of the normal run of the mile sci-fi we get force fed then watch HEROES.
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