Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

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Tim Kring
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »

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Jack Coleman ...  Noah Bennet 73 episodes, 2006-2010
Hayden Panettiere ...  Claire Bennet 73 episodes, 2006-2010
Milo Ventimiglia ...  Peter Petrelli 69 episodes, 2006-2010
Masi Oka ...  Hiro Nakamura 65 episodes, 2006-2010
Sendhil Ramamurthy ...  Mohinder Suresh 63 episodes, 2006-2010
Greg Grunberg ...  Matt Parkman 63 episodes, 2006-2010
James Kyson ...  Ando Masahashi 61 episodes, 2006-2010
Adrian Pasdar ...  Nathan Petrelli 60 episodes, 2006-2010
Zachary Quinto ...  Sylar 59 episodes, 2006-2010
Ali Larter ...  Niki Sanders / ... 55 episodes, 2006-2010
Cristine Rose ...  Angela Petrelli 52 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Crow ...  Sandra Bennet 40 episodes, 2006-2010
Jimmy Jean-Louis ...  The Haitian 31 episodes, 2006-2010
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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

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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible powers. See more »


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Sylar was originally created as a cannibal who ate his victims' brains and "digested their power"; however, in order to avoid the potential silliness and zombie associations, the producers deliberately made this fact vague in the series. See more »

Goofs

The Heroes motion graphic reveals a lack of knowledge of typography. With the H being rectangular and the S being ovular, when each is at the same mathematical distance from the edge of the disk, the H appears to be closer to the edge than the S. A good typographer understands the relationships between shapes and would have shifted the logo slightly to the right when the spacing between them expanded. Once a viewer is aware of this, the logo suddenly seems to be off-center. See more »

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Sylar: Okay, *technically* I'm a serial killer.
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Referenced in Uwe Wöllner hat keinen Bock (2009) See more »

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1 episode and I'm hooked....
26 September 2006 | by ryanbramhart3See all my reviews

I first saw the teaser commercial for Heroes at the end of Medium's last season and started salivating. And now that I've tuned in I'm hooked. The premise of super-humans has been done before and most recently in Mutant X. And I've been around to check these shows out. The misfit one with Courtney Cox was an old favorite. But none of these shows garnished the pure mystery that Heroes had going for it all the way to the end of the pilot. Plus a killer cast should make it a surefire hit.

I've loved Adrian Pasdar since he chewed up the screen in Profit and while he seems to be playing a similar role here, he is balanced by Milo Ventimigilia as his kid brother with a more human heart and dreams he can fly.

But the real scene stealing of the show belongs to the ladies. Ali Larter creates a believable single mother with serious money problems. Her strange gift is actual scary and has yet to have been fleshed out. The sequence where she awakes to find things have gone horribly wrong in her favor are chill inducing.

And on the flip side Hayden Panettiere's discovery of her gift is grueling, bloody, and refreshingly ironic as a modern day Supergirl. All her stunt work in a cheerleader's outfit made me smile. And by the show's end a revelation comes about her family life that made the show even more interesting.

With a painter who creates art that sees into the future and a comedic turn by Masi Oka and his abilities it's hard not to enjoy heroes. It twists and turns in only an hour and keeps you grounded to the characters and the situations they fall into. The previews for upcoming episodes made me actually want more. If your not tuning in on Monday nights, you might be missing something spectacular.


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