Due to a political conspiracy an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside out.
When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.
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 obsorb 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 gruesomley kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroyed them all, while they each deal with problems of their own.
The characters have biblical names surprisingly often: Peter, Nathan, Gabriel, Adam, Isaac, Noah, Eden, Matt (Matthew), Micah, Lydia, Benjamin, Daniel, Tom (Thomas), Martha, Eli, Simon, Stephen, Ezekiel, Joseph, Rebecca, Samuel, and Luke. See more »
First time I've been dying til the following episode in years...
I can't actually recall the last time I was so literally addicted to the show. I don't get home until about 9:40 on Mondays, so it's torture until we can watch it on the laptop. And we willingly watch every commercial with glee to get to the good stuff. I am really impressed by the multi-media approach NBC takes with this - give addicts like myself (who used to maybe watch 5 hours of TV a WEEK) a constant source of intellectual stimulation, while shamelessly promoting the show. But it's so good, who cares!?! There are character blogs & the comic book on the site has hidden links to it that even incorporate the characters as real people, with real blogs on NBC and even on myspace, with fake character friends AND real people as friends. Put fans in the actual drama. There are SO many hidden clues and homages in the episodes, you can watch them over and over and not catch them all.
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