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<a href="http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/" target="_blank">http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/</a> Anyone else see this? I only caught some, had a friend having a crisis on the phone. It looks really good though I could have done without some of the blood and gore. I would want the Japanese man's power<sorry I didn't hear his name>.They are showing it again tonight so if anybody missed it you have another chance.
 

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I watched it and liked it - at least so far. The Japanese guy's name is really easy to remember once you pay attention: Hiro. Pronounced "Hero." I have to say he's my favorite character - if it weren't for him I might not watch it again. All of his scenes are hilarious - I didn't laugh at any of the other scenes. The blood and gore was pretty bad - that mangled hand was disgusting but of course fascinating in a sick way. Then that little show dog licking up the blood - ugh! In fact many of the scenes in this show is shocking and I think that is why I'm fascinated so far. I like the intertwining stories... and who wouldn't love to have a superhuman power?
 

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I think it's one of the best new comedies this season. I laughed my head off through most of the episode.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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I thought it was disappointing after all of the hype. The writing and acting were really weak. It is an interesting premise, but so far it seems like a bit of a knockoff of the 4400. Hopefully I'm wrong (it <i>was</i> just 1 episode).<br><br><br><br>
It does have potential to be fairly intriguing and one of the things I liked was how they tied so many of the characters together<br><br><br><br><br><br>
(******potential spoiler<br><br>
especially how the Cheerleader's Dad turned out to be --what looks like-- the villain --or one of the villains?<br><br>
end spoiler******)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'll probably watch it again, but I hope it gets much better.
 

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My husband and I really liked it. We loved Hiro and how he really embraced his power and developed it so quickly because he thought it was so cool. The blood didn't really bother me at all. I guess I'm just desensetized.<br><br><br><br>
The HD feed was all f'd up for the first few minutes so we had to switch to the analog version at the beginning. Did anyone else have that problem or was it just my cable company?
 

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The writing and acting were really weak. It is an interesting premise, but so far it seems like a bit of a knockoff of the 4400.</div>
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My wife and I love the 4400 -- and we had the same exact thought. About halfway through we were like "Hrm, a group of people, blessed with superpowers, destined to save the world. All the while, a government agency is trying to wipe them out (or at least track them)?" Not to mention, there already setting it up so there is that struggle of being different and fitting in. Blatent rip-off.<br><br><br><br>
I'm going to give it an honest shake though and watch a few more episodes. Hopefully I'm wrong.<br><br><br><br>
EDIT: Hiro was my favorite too. My wife really liked the doctor/nurse guy who thought he could fly.
 

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My husband thought it was a rip of the X-Men.</div>
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Yeah, I was thinking that too. Somehow though, after watching it, it seemed much more 4400 then X-Men.<br><br><br><br>
Either way, it reminds of a Simpsons episode I saw a long time ago where they were making fun of Fox. All the Fox executives were sitting around in a room and the head guy said, "What we need is an original idea!" Everyone around the table pulls out little portable TV's and he says something like "Start surfing for one!" Kind of true. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I loved it...but it was REALLY melodramatic. And I don't know about the direction they're gonna go with it...the promo for the next episode where Hiro sees himself on a comic book??? It sorta sounds like they're trying to drum up Lost-like suspense. Not a good idea. I hope they don't mess it up, because so far I do like it.
 

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I am hooked on the show but man I wish it had less gore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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Yeah....did you notice that not one but TWO people had half their heads cut off? And it wasn't even in relation to each other!!! Addicting show, tho.
 

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Brains brains.....we need a zombie smilie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ....I hope they explain the purpose of the brain stealing thingie It is way gross.
 

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Yeah....did you notice that not one but TWO people had half their heads cut off? And it wasn't even in relation to each other!!! Addicting show, tho.</div>
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I'm sure they were related. Reoccuring bad guy chops off the tops of people's heads and takes their brains.
 

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Argh! Just caught a rebroadcast on the SciFi channel! It IS addicting! I saw the one mentioned before about Hiro seeing himself on a comic book.<br><br><br><br>
Damn. Yet another TV addiction to complicate my life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
And I recall reading in the newspaper today or yesterday that because of the popularity of the show, NBC is ordering a full season, or something like that.<br><br><br><br>
So, how many episodes have I actually missed so far?
 

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Argh! Just caught a rebroadcast on the SciFi channel! It IS addicting! I saw the one mentioned before about Hiro seeing himself on a comic book.<br><br><br><br>
Damn. Yet another TV addiction to complicate my life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
And I recall reading in the newspaper today or yesterday that because of the popularity of the show, NBC is ordering a full season, or something like that.<br><br><br><br>
So, how many episodes have I actually missed so far?</div>
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The one they showed on Sci Fi last week was the second episode. Here's a synopsis of the Premier:<br><br><br><br>
"In this episode, we are introduced to Peter Petrelli, a young man who dreams of flying, and his brother Nathan, a ruthless politician who thinks that Peter is dreaming his life away. Meanwhile, ordinary people from all around the world are starting to suspect that they have abilities beyond those of normal humans. Artist Isaac Mendez believes that he is painting the future, high school cheerleader Claire Bennet is suddenly able to recover from any wound almost instantly, Japanese businessman Hiro Nakamura tries to convince a friend that he can bend space and time, and single mother Niki Sanders starts seeing strange things in mirrors. Upon learning of his father's death, genetics Professor Mohinder Suresh begins to look into his research for a clue to why he was killed. When he follows his father's trail to New York City, however, Mohinder learns that someone else is on the trail of the same research. Someone who may kill to protect the secrets of the next step in human evolution."
 

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There are definitely a lot of derivative elements there (the 4400, X-Men), but there are some interesting characters as well. I like Hiro, and Niki's evil mirror twin thing makes me wonder how she's going to turn out.
 

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Thanks, BPS!<br><br><br><br>
I also found this: <a href="http://tv.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=235917" target="_blank">http://tv.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=235917</a>
 

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I love it so far. The end of the third episode was...whoa.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know why, but for some reason the cop (Matt) interests me the most. He just seems like such a nice guy, and hearing thoughts is cool. I like Claire, I don't know why she hates being invincible so much. Why is Hiro following the comic book if he's trying to *change* the future?<br><br><br><br>
Also, I never knew what the 4400 was about, now I've gotta Netflix it!
 
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