Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ten Reasons Why I Love Heroes...

Heroes is a serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives. The relatable superheroes include Peter Petrelli, a 30-year-old male nurse who believes can fly, Isaac Mendez, a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future when he is high, Niki Sanders, a 33-year-old Las Vegas showgirl who can do incredible things with mirrors, Hiro Makamura, a 24-year-old Japanese comic-book geek who literally makes time stand still, D.L. Hawkins, a 31-year-old inmate who can transport himself through walls, Matt Parkman, a beat cop who can hears other people's thoughts, and Claire Bennet, 17-year-old cheerleader who defies death at every turn. Not only are they discovering what having superpowers means to them but also the larger picture of where their superpowers come from. Eventually their superpowers draw them together when they try to evade the series' antagonist who wants to harness their super-DNA for himself. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world.

1) Interesting premise. Ordinary people, suddenly discovering extraordinary powers...

2) There are villains who you are not sure are villains.

3) There are villains that are so far off the evil scale, it's creepy!

4) You can't help feeling for the main heroes. They are changing and they don't understand it, while each of them have personal demons to overcome. They love, they care, they hurt. Viewers can relate!

5) More questions, more theories keep popping up. There's never a dull moment.

6) The scenes are brief with each character. Every few minutes counts.

7) Suspense and tension are right on, the stakes always high.

8) Special effects are super cool. Did you see that flying scene with Nathan Petrelli? Zoom! Straight into the air to escape capture, so fast he breaks the sound barrier.

9) New powers are popping up with more characters. The possibility of unique gifts are endless.

10) "Save the cheerleader, save the world." It's so freaking catchy!

2 fresh comments:

Susan Hatler said...

Sounds like there's a TON going on. Very fun.

Kelly Parra said...

Yes, Susan, it's great!!