As one of the most talked about new shows of the season, Heroes in many ways lives to the hype and in many ways doesn’t.
It doesn’t live up to the hype in the sense that going into the pilot, you may expect some “grand entrance.” Many are calling Heroes, NBC’s answer to Lost. Comparing the two, Lost made a “grand entrance” in its pilot with the spectacular plane crash sequence and the subsequent chaos on the beach. Heroes, on the other hand, gives several smaller moments that builds the excitement over the first hour. Only then does Heroes finds its groove and lives up to the hype.
In an overarching plot, an Indian professor whose father has compiled research supporting the possibility that humans have not yet reach their full evolutionary potential. The series introduces us to the other main characters as we see them in their different stages of discovering that they indeed possess supernatural powers.
While the series introduces the characters one after the other, the viewer does not feel overwhelmed. Each character has a distinct personality, all interesting in their own ways, and all able to draw in the viewer. By the last 5 minutes of the pilot, the viewer should already be hooked, but a couple of revelations at the end of the first hour seal the deal.
Heroes definitely does a great job at pulling the audience into what will become an epic story and exciting adventure.
Heroes airs Mondays at 9:00PM/8:00c on NBC. Series Premiere: Monday, September 25th
Early Fall P/Review: NBC’s Heroes