Every year various TV stations are competing for the viewers by bringing newer and bigger things to our screens. Some raise to cult status withing weeks, others are a little slower to capture the viewers hearts.
I always seem to be catching on to the hype late. There was Lost which I gotten bored of after a couple episodes and then Heroes which I never really watched. For the past months everyone has been praising Heroes, calling it the next big thing, better than Lost.
I figured it was about time to see what it is really like and see why everyone’s been making such a fuss about it.
Heroes is about people with special abilities all over the globe who are slowly discovering them over the course of the series. In addition, there is an Indian professor who investigates them all and all the characters’ stories interlink.
- The Texan cheerleader who is invincible.The New York spoilt rich kid who believes he can fly.The Japanese businessman who can see in the future and is now trying to prevent a nuclear attack on New York.
The policeman who can read minds and is on the chase of the serial killer Sylar.
The serial killer who’s been on a killing streak across America.
The stripper and her son that are escaping from the mob.
The painter who is addicted to drugs and paints pictures and comics set in the future.
The cast so far
And several others.
The concept very much reminds me of the film Crash 2005 which also contains seemingly individual stories that after a while seem to link up and connect to each other.
Four episodes in and the series has many similarities to Lost. Every episode, every scene raises more and more questions and leaves the viewer confused wanting more.
I hope that unlike Lost it will actually explain something…