Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

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People all over the U.S start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb other's abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own. Written by Patrick Ozzy Lauzier

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Angela Petrelli is named after Angela Lansbury. The character was inspired by Lansbury's role as Mrs. Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). See more »

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Claire Bennet: [to HRG] Someone has to protect this family... from you.
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good ideas that are never developed to their prime
25 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The praise this show receives frustrates me, not so much because it's a terrible show (although I think with a particularly critical eye that could be argued), but because it could be so much more than it has become. My experience with Heroes is one good idea after another that always falls short or just fizzles out of existence due to the writers' inability to find this show's potential. Plot lines are constantly introduced that seem intriguing and exciting, but then are either cycled out of the show after a few episodes as if the writers just want us to forget about them (e.g. save the cheerleader, save the world . . . where did that tagline lead us?!) or are brought to an anti-climactic and unsatisfying resolution. When I heard the premise of season 3, being that a bunch of new villains escape and have to be rounded up, I thought that sounded so cool. Then, reality set in and it was clear the writers had no clue what to actually do with that plot line, so the escaped villains quickly took second seat to an even dumber plot line about Mr. Petrelli and how the entire Petrelli family is a bunch of genetically engineered super-beings.

I'm sorry if I sound overly-critical. I don't think that people who like this show are all morons, but I do think they don't realize how much potential is wasted. Or maybe they do and don't care; kudos if that's the case. In any event, I would relish the chance to get behind the wheel for one episode and have some real fun with the characters and the story.

p.s. Will someone please kill Mohinder already! Find another narrator, or just cut out the narration entirely because every monologue is such a pathetically failed attempt to sound profound.


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