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Created by Tim Kring, 'Heroes' didn't grab me at first, but, by halfway through the first series it had. The hype has been a little overdone, and it's certainly too early to start calling it the best television series ever made, but it has that certain different quality that makes it unique.
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Amazon.co.uk Review of the Season One DVD
It’s hard to remember a science fiction series that has hit so big so quickly. Yet by the end of the first series of Heroes, it feels--for all the right reasons--that the show’s been around for longer than it has, such is the huge amount of success it’s enjoyed.
The setup is simple, yet undeniably intriguing. It essentially tells the stories of a series of people who discover they have legitimate, differing superhero powers. On top of that, these people then gradually appreciate that these powers are needed for reasons that soon become apparent, and the story of Heroes builds up from there.
Heavily influenced by comics both in its structure and story, Heroes sustains interest through a number of story arcs of different magnitudes, skilfully weaving them throughout the 23 episodes that make up the season. It’s contained enough to keep you interested, yet offers enough threads to make several more seasons a very appealing prospect.
Heroes, though, really gels because the basics are right. It’s plotted intelligently, written and directed with real nerve and talent, and has a cast who you can’t help but get emotionally involved with. It’s also, for the overwhelming majority of its episodes, utterly compelling television. Ironically, its few miss-steps of any note come right at the back end, by which time you really would forgive it pretty much anything.
Heroes is rightly being heralded as a sci-fi classic in the making. Yet even if subsequent seasons don’t fully do justice to those words--and at the time of writing, season two is still some way from debuting--this boxset will serve as a glowing testament to just how good television can be when it’s just done right. Quite brilliant. --Jon Foster
Combining comic book style and geeky in-jokes, HEROES is a stellar series that draws comparisons to fan favourites such as LOST and THE X-FILES. But thanks to its well-drawn characters and intricate plot, this drama reels in more than just superhero fans. HEROES revolves around the premise of seemingly ordinary people developing fantastic powers. There's Claire (Hayden Panettiere, ICE PRINCESS), a Texas cheerleader who can't be killed. Matt (Greg Grunberg, ALIAS) is a cop in Los Angeles who can read minds. New Yorker Peter (Milo Ventimiglia, GILMORE GIRLS) has the power to adopt other heroes' abilities, while his politician brother (Adrian Pasdar, JUDGING AMY) has a special power of his own. Though the show boasts many other characters, its secret weapon is Hiro (Masi Oka), a Japanese office worker who is delighted to discover he can move through space and time. But heroes wouldn't be heroes if there weren't villains and a coming apocalypse to fight. Features the complete first series.
More Heroes Amazon.co.uk DVDs
|Heroes Season 3 [DVD]  ~ Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere|
|Heroes Season 4 [DVD] |
|Heroes Seasons 1-3 [DVD] ~ Greg Grunberg, Masi Oki|
|Heroes - Season 2 - Complete [DVD]  ~ Hayden Panettiere, Leonard Roberts|
|Heroes Seasons 1-4 [DVD] |
|Heroes Season 4 [Blu-ray] |
|Heroes Seasons 1-4 [Blu-ray] |
|Heroes - Seasons 1-2 - Complete [DVD]  ~ Hayden Panettiere, Greg Grunberg|
|Heroes Season 3 [Blu-ray]  ~ Greg Grunberg, Milo Ventimiglia|
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