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"Heroes Reborn" review by Suzanne 9/13/15
Premieres September 24 on NBC in a 2-hour episode

I'm a geek, and I loved the original show "Heroes," even those seasons that other people complained about it. I'll love any show about people with powers. It would have to be really bad for me not to watch it. I enjoy it regardless. However, I think one thing that they've always been good at is making really enjoyable action shows with cool-looking imagery and interesting characters with good powers.  The only thing that sometimes goes awry is the plot, and I think that's what some people didn't like last time.

One of the things that was great about the original series was the character of Sylar. It'll be interesting to see who the bad guys really are in this show. I just watched the 2-hour season premiere of the new show, and there isn't a clear-cut villain yet. I hope that doesn't make people impatient.

Now that it's been a while since the original "Heroes," I can recognize elements from similar shows like "Alphas" and "The Tomorrow People" even more than before. They all not only have powers, but a government agency that wants to control them. I'm sure they're not the only shows like that, too, and of course Heroes was not the first one, either.

At the beginning of the first episode, there's a terrorist attack that kills many people. Noah Bennett is in the bombing and thinks that his daughter, Claire, is one of the victims.  The show begins, in fact, with Claire's voice on her answering machine, which is kind of funny considering that she isn't in the show (at least as far as I know).  Noah refers to her many times, though.

As the plot unfolds, we learn that there are still many people with powers out there (called "Evos" now) and they are being either hunted down and tagged by the government, or they're being killed by some secret police group. In the meantime, some of them are working to stop some THING that's coming. It involves some kind of thing in the sky, perhaps, based on what we see (they don't really tell us yet what it is).

From the old series we only see Noah, René (AKA "The Haitian"), and a tiny bit of Mohinder. I believe that Matt and Hiro will also be back. There are a couple of characters that were children in the old series that have been recast for the new series, like Molly and Micah. It's kind of risky having an all-new cast, in a way, because they don't know whether we will like them all as much as we did Claire and the Petrelli Brothers! So far I do like the characters they present. Time will tell. One of the characters is a very likable teenage boy named Tommy, played by Robbie Kay (who was so great as Peter Pan in "Once Upon a Time"). Zachary Levi of "Chuck" plays a hitman named Luke.

Anyway, the show mostly takes place a year after the terrorist attack. There's a lot of action, and it moves along well for a 2 hour show (well, it's really an hour and fifteen minutes, when you take out all of the commercials). Check it out and I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did. I can't wait to see the rest! There are 13 episodes, which they're calling a "miniseries." That means that it's less than 22 episodes, but if it does well, they'll bring it back next season, probably.


NBC’s “Heroes Reborn” will air Thursday, September 24 (8-10 p.m. ET).

After a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated and lives in shambles, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding after being blamed for the catastrophic event. A new world order has them being hunted by those with nefarious motives, such as Luke (Zachary Levi) and Joanne Collins (Judi Shekoni), who are out to avenge a tragic loss of their son. Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) has taken measures to put his old life behind him and start over, until he comes face to face with Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski), a conspiracy theorist out to uncover the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

Elsewhere, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, bold and ethereal teenager Malina (Danika Yarosh) has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, quiet and unique young woman Miko (Kiki Sukezane) is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. In Los Angeles, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos Gutierrez (Ryan Guzman).

Meanwhile, Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt) — the head of highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas — has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past and together their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Tim Kring serves as creator/executive producer. Joining Kring are executive producers James Middleton (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Peter Elkoff (“Sons of Anarchy”). “Heroes Reborn” is produced by Imperative Entertainment, in association with Universal Television.

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