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 from the inside out.
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
There are some tributes within "Heroes" to the Alan Moore comic book story "Watchmen", including Season One's overall plan of an insidious attack on New York, and the emphasis on one character (Jon Osterman in Watchmen, Gabriel Sylar in Heroes) being very good at making and repairing watches. See more »
[talking about her murdered father]
You killed him.
I kill a lot of people, Elle. You're as much to blame for that as anyone... Maybe even more so.
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A very good start to a show that only promises to get better.
Although the show's concept is sort of a ripoff of the X-Men concept of people evolving to have super powers, I have to admit it was enjoyable. The acting was all very well done as were the slices of life that introduced you to each character. The effects are kept very low-key making it more believable than the typical super hero show. There is a great underlying darkness that permeates as well, giving one the feeling that some very bad things are about to happen. My mom even liked it, and she usually just sticks to shows about cops and politics (like West Wing, Law & Order, and CSI). If you haven't seen it give it a try. It's a very good show so far and only promises to get better.
I will definitely be tuning in for the next episode myself.
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