The world needs HEROES
Im going to be honest it helps if you love anything superhero related, but Heroes is an amazing TV series. Tim Kring has created a show deserving of mass dedicated followers (which it has). The show started with a focus on 4 of the main characters. Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia), Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), and Nikki/Jessica Sanders (Ali Larter). Yes that last one was no type-o she has a split personality that’s much more complicated than most. They all discover their powers in their own way (Flying,Time Control, Healing, Super Strength) and deal with if differently accordingly. The season goes on to expand with additional character all that fit well, connect with one another beautifully and keeps the show interesting. It gives you my two favorite kinds of twists, ones you figure out right before it happens, and the classic “what! No way! I didn’t see that coming” twist aka the “where the M. Night Shyamalan did that come from” twist. Season one also introduces one of the most sinister TV villains since Roseanne. His name is Sylar and unlike the other Heroes he uses his (at first) mysterious powers to kill others, who as it turns out are not random hits. He leaves his victims with their heads cut open and their brains missing. Are you watching Heroes yet or do you need more? Every story line is interwined intelligently and all follow the popular prophecy “save the cheerleader, save the world” which does make perfect since once you watch the season. There is a countdown to the destruction of most of NY, an explosion of nuclear proportions was predicted by an artist who can paint the future. The climax in the season finale does not disappoint and leaves you wanting more. Its hard to review with out giving anything away, but do yourself a favor and rent the first disc of the season, get hooked, catch up, and join thousands of others in counting down to the season 3 premiere 9-22-08.