For the heck of it

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hooked on to Heroes!!

I am a great fan of Sci-Fi thrillers. So when my colleague Hatim (who also happens to be my boss), introduced me to Heroes - a science fiction running on NBC, I jumped right in! He offered me an entire series in HD format, which he had freshly downloaded off the internet through torrents.

That was on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, which happens to be weekends in this part of the world (Middle East), I finished 19 episodes - 9 on Friday and 10 on Saturday. FYI - Season One of Heroes includes 23 episodes. Today I am on the final four episodes.

A Brief Backgrounder via Wikipedia...
Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The show tells the 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 follows the writing style of American comics with short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. Even with small story arcs that move the story forward, Kring said "we have talked about where the show goes up to five seasons".

When the series premiered in the United States, it was the night's most-watched program among adults aged 18-49, attracting 14.3 million viewers overall and receiving the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years. On October 6, 2006, NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced Heroes had been picked up for a full season, and on January 17, 2007, Reilly announced Heroes had been picked up for a second season. The second season of Heroes will consist of 24 episodes,[6] and the first season of new spinoff Heroes: Origins will include 6 episodes.

I am really amazed at the quality of production Heroes has. I didn't expect a series to be top notch - you could only name a few series that are brilliant, like CSI for instance. But Heroes is definitely one step ahead of most sci-fi thrillers I have seen, as far as direction, story line and the amount of production quality it accompanies, is concerned. If you are someone who loves Sci-Fi Thrillers, Heroes is definitely a must watch. I am now eagerly waiting for the Season Two of Heroes.

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