Heroes (II) (2006–2010)

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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities.

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 Claire Bennet (76 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Noah Bennet (75 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Peter Petrelli (70 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Hiro Nakamura (66 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Matt Parkman (64 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Mohinder Suresh (63 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Ando Masahashi (63 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Nathan Petrelli (61 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Sylar (61 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Niki Sanders / ... (58 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Angela Petrelli (53 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Sandra Bennet / ... (41 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 The Haitian (32 episodes, 2006-2010)
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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities.

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Some people are born to be extraordinary. See more »

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It was originally intended for Claire's friend Zach eventually to be revealed as gay, and to have his coming out serve as a parallel to Claire's coming to terms with her secret abilities. However, when the manager for Thomas Dekker (the actor who played Zach) discovered that this development was in store for the character, she first insisted that a line identifying Zach as gay be deleted from a script, and then pulled Dekker from the show altogether. Producer and writer Bryan Fuller gave an interview in April 2007 in which he explained that Dekker "was up for the John Connor role in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and [the manager] didn't want him playing a gay character because it might affect Fox's interest in hiring him. It got really ugly." Fuller also said that through Zach's last appearances on the show, "in all of our minds, the character was still gay but we couldn't say it explicitly." Several lines remain in the series in which other characters refer to Zach as gay, but it remains ambiguous as to whether they know something the audience doesn't, or are simply making derogatory insinuations. See more »

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Claire Bennet: [to HRG] Someone has to protect this family... from you.
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1 episode and I'm hooked....
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw the teaser commercial for Heroes at the end of Medium's last season and started salivating. And now that I've tuned in I'm hooked. The premise of super-humans has been done before and most recently in Mutant X. And I've been around to check these shows out. The misfit one with Courtney Cox was an old favorite. But none of these shows garnished the pure mystery that Heroes had going for it all the way to the end of the pilot. Plus a killer cast should make it a surefire hit.

I've loved Adrian Pasdar since he chewed up the screen in Profit and while he seems to be playing a similar role here, he is balanced by Milo Ventimigilia as his kid brother with a more human heart and dreams he can fly.

But the real scene stealing of the show belongs to the ladies. Ali Larter creates a believable single mother with serious money problems. Her strange gift is actual scary and has yet to have been fleshed out. The sequence where she awakes to find things have gone horribly wrong in her favor are chill inducing.

And on the flip side Hayden Panettiere's discovery of her gift is grueling, bloody, and refreshingly ironic as a modern day Supergirl. All her stunt work in a cheerleader's outfit made me smile. And by the show's end a revelation comes about her family life that made the show even more interesting.

With a painter who creates art that sees into the future and a comedic turn by Masi Oka and his abilities it's hard not to enjoy heroes. It twists and turns in only an hour and keeps you grounded to the characters and the situations they fall into. The previews for upcoming episodes made me actually want more. If your not tuning in on Monday nights, you might be missing something spectacular.


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