A tv show review written by Lee Sonogan
45mins (2006-2010) Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Heroes is one of the most controversial shows of the decade, but not for the reasons you may think. When Heroes premiered, it was one of the most popular shows on television. – thegkman (IMDB – 7/10)
A somewhat underrated gem of the superhero genre, Heroes had many issues by the end of its cancellation. With the potential of great storytelling and characters with original development, there is a lot to get invested in here. I’m nostalgic thinking about it as it was one of the first long-running series I got into. That made me appreciate philosophy even if they only used it subtly.
Emphasizing dialogue made all the cliche actions scenes to be much more satisfying. For origin stories, they all focus in a unique way relating to powers and general identities not considered trope archetypes. Then how they all intertwined together was very engaging. Unpredictable and finally stand out during the era in the 21st century when this stuff was considered too nerdy.
Actors defying audition worthy performances here have transitioned well into the industry. Half a decade later. Overall I would rate this higher but as the seasons went on the writing left more to be desired. Because it lost its spark in being as consistent as it was before. Fairly balanced inside ticking most boxes, where it wrong is still completely up for debate.
Better than a good amount of adaptations and pieces of work produced today, like anything it has flaws but not over the top over ones. Sylar and Hiro Nakamura were my favourites and all the others were not too far behind. I recommend it only for at least the first three seasons context being the strongest.