Heroes

I’m not much of a TV person… In fact, I haven’t had cable (or an antenna) hooked up to my TV in going on 7 years now. So when I do like a TV show, it says something (and in the wonderful world of the internet, getting that show without cable is easy as pie. Mmm, pie.). Heroes is such a show. Sure, it has a sci-fi/comic book theme. But beyond that, it’s filled with complex character interactions, thrilling and thought-provoking storylines, and characters who are interesting and fully-formed, with actual inner lives and realistic motives. And the central themes the series is dwells on- heroism, courage, faith, discovery, and the desire to understand– are a powerful brew.

7 Responses to “Heroes”


hey…. I AM A TOTAL fan of Heroes too!! I think this is the first tv series that I ever watched and followed. it’s so engaging–and I’m still waiting to see more meaty backup to the genetic theory.. i mean of course it’s all sci-fi but… it’s interesting to see where the story will go.

yoko - December 7th, 2006 at 10:34 pm

Glad to hear you like it too, yoko. ๐Ÿ™‚ Waiting till January 22nd for the next episode is gonna kill me, but at least they have filler comics along the way!

Paradoxdruid - December 10th, 2006 at 3:16 pm

We loved Heroes and we can’t wait for the next episode. We were sad to see and couple of characters killed by the evil Sylar.

Jim & Sonja Bonham - January 5th, 2007 at 6:41 am

Dude, Heroes is awesome!

Javin - February 25th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

Yeah, I love it.. but I’m worried about Mohinder.. and now Peter turning evil.. and Ando being written out of side-kickhood..! The show’s taken quite a few changes in the last episode. Honestly, I’m not sure Peter’s turn was quite in character… but it’ll probably be explored/filled-out more in the next episode (tomorrow!). Also, Matt seemed a little to quick to join a rather dangerous person (Ted) and a complete stranger in quite openly attacking Mr. Bennet’s house and family… I’m curious to see what the repercussions of that action might be for a suspended police officer (though, there’ll probably be enough black-mailing that he’ll get out of it). Anyway.. it’s a great show ๐Ÿ™‚

teisha - February 25th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

Well, wait till you see what aired last night! ๐Ÿ™‚
but yes, I agree with you on both the Peter and the Matt developments, that they seem like fundamentally *good* people, and the plotlines haven’t treated them quite fairly recently. It also seemed a little ‘typical’ to me that a super-villain (Sylar) had to be created, rather than just dealing with the tensions inherent in what all of these people were going through…. ah, American cinema….

Meg - February 27th, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Yes, it was a great episode, and explained a lot!

One interesting thing I’ve heard is that Sylar was supposed to be killed at the end of the first season, but they liked the actor so much that they kept him on longer.. Although I agree it doesn’t seem really necessary to have this super-villain when they have all these interesting, tension-ridden plots going on, it doesn’t seem like they’ve forced Sylar into the spot light too much — I appreciate that..

teisha - February 28th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

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