Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Not-So-Ordinary “Heroes” Debuts On NBC

posted by kris rasmussen

The success of any heroic journey in fiction is based on the premise that the hero is an ordinary person who is endowed with special powers and is sent on a special quest to fulfill his or her destiny. NBC’s new drama “Heroes,” which debuts Monday night, takes that classic premise and gives it a slight twist by introducing viewers to the lives of several ordinary people from various parts of the world who are just beginning to come to terms with the reality that they have supernatural capabilities. Unlike “X-Men” or the “Fantastic Four,” these heroes do not work together or even know each other–yet–nor do they wear super cool comic-book-hero-style costumes, but their quest to do something more is no less interesting.

In Monday night’s episode, we meet a man who can fly, a woman who sees strange images in mirrors, and an artist who paints the future. The only real clue we are given to the possible link between these characters and their superhuman abilities is a genetics professor who is trying to solve the mystery of his father’s death. The big question: Did his father make a huge discovery regarding human evolution, and does anyone else know about it?

While it is tough at times to keep track of all of the stories this episode is trying to establish, I think the best storyline by far is the journey of Claire Bennett, a cheerleader who can automatically heal from any wound inflicted upon her. “Heroes” is at its most life-affirming when we watch a teenage girl who has always been judged on the most superficial criteria–even by her own family–discover there is so much more meaning to her life than what she previously thought. (I’ll bet I just grabbed the attention of all of you “Buffy” fans out there!)

With multiple characters, multiple storylines, and almost endless possibilities, “Heroes” is probably one of the few potential hits of the new TV season. It has enough action and mythic pathos to keep the graphic novel enthusiasts entertained while providing enough heart and soul to hold the interest of the rest of us.



  • http://www.heroes-tv.com A Fan

    Heroes on NBC is going to be the break out hit of the season! Look out Lost because here comes Heroes! I can’t wait until Monday night!>

  • http://myurbankvetch.com Esther Kustanowitz

    I thought this was a terrific show, and loved the scene where Claire shoves her hand in the garbage disposal, and…>

Previous Posts

Powerful Biblical Story Comes to Life in Confessions of a Prodigal Son
[youtube]http://youtu.be/GXpevoqpY2w[/youtube] The choices we make are the stories we tell. Can broken stories have happy endings? Confessions of a Prodigal Son, a new inspirational drama starring Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Storm Rider, Hercules) and Nathan Clarkson (The Veil, Mayflower 2), is a

posted 9:09:03am Jan. 14, 2015 | read full post »

New Adventure Will Center on Faith
The first Christ-centered romantic adventure film “Beyond the Mask,” will be coming to theaters on April 6th 2015 from Burns Family Studio, and director Chad Burns starting in the year of 1775. The film is about Will Reynolds, a mercenary for the British East India Company on the run. While on t

posted 12:22:51pm Jan. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Jamie Foxx Surprises Movie Audience With a Special Message for His Annie Costar
[youtube]http://youtu.be/dsfFM4OTGS0[/youtube] Jamie Foxx recently stopped by a showing of Annie with his adorable daughter Annalise, to deliver a very important message in honor of his young costar, Quvenzhané Wallis. "Quvenzhané, it's Jamie,” Foxx said with Annalise in his arms. “We want

posted 10:49:57am Jan. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Docu-Drama ‘Let the Lion Roar’ Unveils Truth About Protestant Reformation
‘Let the Lion Roar’ explores the "great deception" of faith leaders during the Protestant Reformation and challenges the modern view of Christianity. Shown in 2D and 3D animation, including live action, the 60-minute documentary aims to uncover a “demonic conspiracy” that has infected to

posted 5:16:37pm Jan. 05, 2015 | read full post »

After 13 Years, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton End It
                Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton have decided to end their thirteen year relationship. The couple is not married however, they have two kids together. Carter and Burton have worked together quite frequently. Tim admitted, in prior interviews, that they often had a rocky

posted 4:54:16pm Dec. 23, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.