Thanks to an advice from a good friend, I have become addicted to Heroes. This exciting new television drama series is taking America by storm. Heroes tells a story of several people who “thought they were like everyone else… until they woke with incredible abilities” such as telepathy, time travel and flight. These people soon realize they have a role in preventing a catastrophe and saving mankind.
The series loosely follows the writing style of American comics by doing short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc.
The concept is similar to X-Men but unlike the comic books and movies, Heroes is set in a realistic time period in which ordinary people possess special powers and abilities.
Each episode ends in a dramatic cliffhanger, teasing the viewer. It works very effectively, as I couldn’t stop watching the following episodes to see what fate had in store.
I’m not surprised that Heroes is beating 24 in the ratings (as both shows are on the same time in the US), but in terms of storyline, it feels more fresh and interesting than a man who runs around shooting terrorists in a single day!
As for the legendary quote of “Save the cheerleader, save the world”, one of the leading characters is a high school cheerleader whose ultimate fate is tied to the end of the entire world…