Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter One 'Genesis' 

In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can ... See full summary »



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In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can fly. He decides to prove his theory and jumps from the roof of a building in an alley and his brother flies and saves him. In Texas, cheerleader Claire Bennet learns that she is literally indestructible and can not harm herself or die. She saves a fireman in a fire in a train, but does not take the credit. In Tokyo, Hiro Nakamura believes he can control time and space continuum. In India, Mohinder Suresh moves to the Brooklyn, New York, where his father, that was researching a secret project called Genesis about genome and DNA, is killed in a taxi cab. In Lower Manhattan, the painter Isaac Mendez paints pictures of the future. In Las Vegas, stripper Niki Sanders borrows $30,000 from a powerful local mobster to get her young son into school, and does not have the money to pay her loan. She sees a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the originally aired version of the pilot, Claire injured her hand badly by putting it into a running sink garbage disposal to retrieve her class ring. However, Emerson (the company which makes the "In Sink Erator" brand disposal which was used in the shot), threatened to sue NBC for airing footage which they claimed "seriously damaged the reputation" of their product. NBC settled out of court, so all future airings of this episode have the "In Sink Erator" brand name removed from the offending shot. See more »


Since Claire Bennet can regenerate from any injury, it seems that the holes for her pierced earrings should close up when she does not have any earrings in. This does not, however, seem to be the case. See more »


Niki Sanders: [answering machine message] Hi, this is Nikki. Leave me a message.
Micah Sanders: Mom, are you there? When are you coming to get me? I hate it here. You said you'd be back soon. Just come pick me up, okay?
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References Godzilla (1954) See more »


Korega Watashino Ikiru Michi (That's the Way It Is)
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Great start, will see if it can sustain.
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got a free download from iTunes, via Starbucks, for this show. I was not entirely sold on the teasers, but I decided to give it a chance. I was really surprised, I really enjoyed the character development and interaction. The acting is good, but not great. I am hoping that it is just first episode jitters and will work itself out. They have me waiting for episode 2, and with the amount of six degrees situations I am sure it will take a few episodes to fully see the entire picture, maybe even the first season. Give it a chance, could be the one everyone is talking about, similar to Lost 2 years ago. This should be a welcomed addition to my tivo season pass, hoping it is in HD.

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