(Above: the cast. Posing oh-so heroically) http://www.heroestheseries.com/stills/heroes-cast-may16.jpg
WARNING: THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS SO PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION
Despite the Uk SciFi Channel’s inexplicable decision not to broadcast this much-hyped American show in widescreen (as it was filmed) I have to say I’m enjoying it all the same. My particular favourite is Japanese hero-fanboy Hiro – an office worker who finds he can alter time and space. Hiro is adorable, humbled and exhalted by his newfound powers. His joy in his abilities are the most realistic reaction of anyone in the series! His cynical best friend keeps us grounded, adding some worldly desires to Hiro’s loveable idealism.
Since it first broadcast on the 19th February, we’re four episodes in, and the storylines are molding together. The show has that ‘Buffy’ feel. Not that it’s full of vampires and injokes about pop culture – it’s like Buffy because it seems to be made with some care, written by people who’ve some interest in moving on the plot and making us like the characters. It began with some clunky exposition, but quickly started slotting the information together more gracefully. It has a lot of characters, but I feel much more affection for all of them than I have with Lost, which leaves me cold.