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
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
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
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
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.
Lives in the Balance (Teaser #3)
To save the future, ordinary people must do the
extraordinary. Don't miss the two-hour Heroes Reborn
premiere September 24 on NBC.
Watch the Dark Matters: Where Are the Heroes? webisodes
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