Heroes is just a little bit X-Men, just a little bit X-files. But it’s entertaining. My wife and I have gotten into watching it after the first two episodes.
The premise of the show is that five strangers in different parts of the world have begun discovering that they have strange abilities.
There’s the cheerleader who is indestructible. There’s the nurse who can fly (and maybe his brother can as well.) There’s the Japanese office worker who can bend space and time. There’s a policeman who can hear people’s thoughts.
The two most compelling characters are the heroin addicted artist who predicts the future in his paintings. Including one where New York City is flattened by a possible nuclear bomb. And my personal favorite, the single mother who blacks out and when she comes to, she’s killed two men. The video that was rolling showed nothing, but you could hear some pretty freaky stuff going on (that’s the X-files part.)
It’s been interesting to say the least. If you can make room in your Veronica Mars filled life for another show, make it Heroes.