Arguably the most talked-about television show of the 2006-2007 season, the Emmy-nominated fantasy Heroes
gives viewers blends comic book-style adventure with plotting and characters as rich and layered as any graphic novel or drama series. Creator Tim Kring's premise is deceptively simple ordinary individuals in locations around the globe discover that they have, for lack of a better term, super powers, and wrestle with this reality while facing challenges both global (the destruction of New York City, for one) and personal (indestructible cheerleader Hayden Panetierre has family issues serious ones, as the true identity of her adoptive father reveals; Milo Ventimiglia's Peter Petrelli, who absorbs other powers, must overcome his own insecurities). Add to this mix a terrific villain Zachary Quinto's Sylar, who hunts and kills people with extraordinary powers like our heroes and viewers have a riveting series that exhibits an almost-perfect balance of cliffhanger thrills (the action and special effects are truly impressive for a network program) and genuine drama that sets the show apart from most speculative fiction (save, perhaps, the revived Battlestar Galactica
, which it compares too favourably). --Paul Gaita
All 23 episodes of the US TV drama series about ordinary people across the globe who discover they have extraordinary powers. As they discover their new found talents, the new superheroes have to come to terms with the impact the discovery has on their lives. Among the list of superheroes are Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), a Japanese comic-book fan who discovers he has the ability to stop time, Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) a school chearleader who is literally indestructable, and Isaac Mendez, a junkie artist who can paint the future when he is high. Episodes comprise: 'Genesis', 'Don't Look Back', 'One Giant Leap', 'Collision', 'Hiros', 'Better Halves', 'Nothing To Hide', 'Seven Minutes To Midnight', 'Homecoming', 'Six Months Later' and 'Fallout', 'Godsend', 'The Fix', 'Distractions', 'Run!', 'Unexpected', 'Company Man', 'Parasite', '.07%', 'Five Years Gone', 'The Hard Part', 'Landslide' and 'How To Stop An Exploding Man.