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on 24 April 2017
Brilliant, really enjoyed it
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on 1 June 2017
Excellent Series
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on 13 June 2017
A bit old now but still one of the best TV series around
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on 1 January 2016
I love heroes season 1 and was enjoying watching it on amazon prime but i'm really disappointed that as of today it is no longer free to watch on prime - why pay a subscription when shows can be removed at any time?? I'll have to look elsewhere for it now.
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on 26 November 2013
was a great series on tv so bought it for my collection its a great series well worth buying to watch over and over again
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on 19 March 2016
Brilliant Series especially if You like things wiv people with Superpowers really enjoyed can't wait to watch the next season πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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on 28 October 2015
Hard work
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on 6 December 2012
This just goes on and on and on. We watched most of it but then got bored so gave to a friend who reported the same.
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VINE VOICEon 28 October 2008
Although Ive never been fully induldged in sci-fi, this intriguing series was borrowed from a friend who rated it extremely highly and I must say, I wasnt disappointed.
Heroes follows the lives of different people who possess hidden powers ranging from reading minds to flying. Each character is cleverely written to express different emotions towards their powers. Some are afraid, some embrace it and others use their powers for personal or impersonal gain. The set-up is simple to begin with and slowly unravels as the series goes on to a much deeper, darker and complicated plot line.
The one thing that really makes this series stand out among so many other attempted tries at this kind of genre are the characters. 12 writers worked on this show and each character overlaps with others and what starts out as a few seemingly coincidental meetings unravels to show that it was 'destiny' and as the series gets to the climax, more and more of the characters are thrust together.
To give anything away from the series would be spoilers in their own right but another reviewer suggested watching this series through twice to grasp everything in the fast-paced series that swoops from one question to another each episode.
Watching this show on TV is nowhere near as enjoyable as sitting watching 4 or 5 episodes back to back so this DVD is ideal. However, despite how amazing this show really is, there are a few things that although not very relevant or hindering to the experience, should be noted anyway.

The pilot episode that was never aired is not worth watching. The plot is changed slightly and includes a group of terrorists instead of the main antagonist which, if it was aired, would ruin the entire series. The scenes with the terrorists are boring and slow the pace to such a degree that you may find yourself skipping through it. A minor point but worth noting.

The Niki/Jessica plot line feels odd and out of place in line with the inter-woven stories of the rest of the heroes and is overall a bore to watch, darkening the mood to such an extent that just feels out of place. Even the climax to this story feels rushed and odd in line with the story as a whole.

(For those who havent watched series 3 this will not make sense so I do apologize)

Isaac's ability to paint the future, although very important to the first series, just seems to me to be such an important 'gift' that it doesnt make sense to kill him off. This is evident in series 3 where Matt Parkman and the African dude can both paint the future just simply listening to music.

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Apart freom these minor issues, this series is one of, if not THE best series Ive ever watched to date. If you like fast-paced action, sci-fi, drama, brilliant characters with intriguing stories (apart from Niki), an excellent plot-line that raises questions on evolution or just anything to sink your teeth into that you wont be able to put down, BUY THIS NOW! For 25 quid just look at the running time if you're not convinced. SEVEN HUNDRED MINUTES approximate running time for the whole series. You cant go wrong really.
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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.

Even worse, Hiro takes a trip to New York (five weeks in the future), and sees the city destroyed by a massive blast -- as does Isaac, through his paintings. How to stop it? As a future Hiro tells them, "save the cheerleader, save the world." The Heroes begin slowly coming into contact, in a haze of dreams, visions, murder, swords and death -- and to stop the serial killer and save New York, more sacrifices may be made...

Unlike most shows about people with superpowers, "Heroes" isn't really about the action or flashy battles. It's half epic save-the-world-as-a-team story, and half exploration of how real, ordinary people would react if they suddenly found out that they had superpowers, and how this would change -- or NOT change -- their lives.

The storylines are incredibly intricate and complex, since there are a dozen subplots and a lot of time travel, and plenty of hints at future events. The careful painting of all these storylines even further in two episodes, one of which shows the pre-Heroic lies of the characters (and how Syler became a murderous terror), and another that shows what the future will be like if they don't change it. It's not a pretty picture.

These complex storylines are enhanced by lots of suspense and tightly directed action, and the makers always know how to throw in a shocking twist, such as a sword-carrying future Hiro showing up.. But there is also some poignancy, and very dark humor from time to time (Claire waking up in mid-autopsy, or twisting her broken neck around). Not to mention some great, sometimes geeky dialogue ("Where did you learn all this?" "X-men No. 143 when Kitty Pryde time travels!").

The actors are pretty much all good -- Larter gives a great double performance, Zachary Quinto is a wonderfully twisted villain, and Panettiere gives a good performance as a teen whose adolescence has a lot more than hormones in store. Masi Oka is the standout, though -- his Hiro is sweet, endearing, geeky, heroic, sad, kindly, funny and thoroughly lovable. The scene where he arrives in New York is adorable.

The "Heroes" are only starting their journey, and the first season of this geeky hit is a must-see for fans of intelligent sci-fi drama. And I doubt their journey is over...
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