There’s no hiding away from it. Britain’s newest most favouritist show is about to hit the small screen and prove that, very occasionally, sci-fi can be embraced by those that normally spit at such things. Yep, Heroes (BBC2, Wednesday, 9pm) will hit our screens in a double bill and it feels like a dead-cert to be a ratings smash.
Every so often, America send us a show that captures the attention of just about everyone who watches telly. 24, X Files, Lost, The Sopranos… they’ve all laid us to waste at some point (apart from Lost in my case… I never got into it) and Heroes looks to be the same. So what is Heroes all about?
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Heroes is a tale of super heroes. Now, don’t expect lurid outfits, capes and blokes in underpants… Heroes is more like X-Men or, perhaps more accurately, like the film Unbreakable. Basically, Heroes shows us how ordinary people deal with the discovery that they have extraordinary powers. With that, we get an indestructible girl, a clairvoyant, a politician who can fly and a nerdy type who can teleport. Basically, you’ll sit there thinking that it’s all a bit slow and could do with a bit more action, then, you’ll realise that you’ve been watching the show for three months solid, and haven’t once left the sofa to change your underwear. Prepare for addiction. [Mof Gimmers]