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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The casino that Hiro, Ando, Niki and Nathan visit in the early episodes of season one is the Montecito, the fictional casino featured in the NBC TV series Las Vegas (2003). The scene where Hiro and Ando are seen coming down an escalator, having used betting profits from the casino to suit up, pays a very strong homage to a similar scene in the movie Rain Man (1988). See more »

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Hiro Nakamura: Save the cheerleader, save the world.
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As Good as Advertised
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this today (recorded it from last night) and quite honestly, I'm pleasantly surprised. I was convinced the hype machine would kill this show, building up expectations so high they could never be met, but Heroes has measured up nicely, hitting on all marks in my book. I'm as a huge a 24 and House fan as is out there, but Heroes may have just taken TV's top billing in one night.

I must admit, shows now-a-days tend to go down hill after the pilot, but NBC's latest offering seems to have set itself up with a concept and tone that could carry on strong, at least for a season. My initial reaction was that we would either see clichéd super hero garb or some awkward NBC drama soaked in hero juice. What we got instead was a surprisingly good pilot that brought enough "hero material" to live up to its name, but not too much as to make us think we were watching an X-men ripoff.

The writing and the interweaving plot and characters is compelling and interesting, nothing dumbed down, but nothing contrived either. The direction fits the concept perfectly, it grabs you as much as it should, without being distracting. The acting is most surprising in that it's actually good. Masi Oka, who plays "Hiro Nakamura", is quite possibly the best of the cast, though he never speaks a word of English (unless you count "Spock"). Overall the cast is nothing big on paper, but they all manage to hit their marks well.

Last but not least, there were some pop culture references and nods to comic book lore that just made me smile. There seems to be a very cool hero/comic book hip feel that makes you trust the writers on this one.

Again, shows have been known to start strong and fall off soon after, but in this case, Heroes has made a strong enough showing that everyone should check this out.


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