Several papers over the weekend, including USA Today, had reviews of Heroes, the new super hero drama that premieres on NBC tonight:
Dense, dark, a little dreary and yet oddly intriguing, Heroes seems destined to attract an audience that is more loyal than large. A distinctive, dark-knight comic book brought to life, Heroes clearly isn’t for everyone, but that’s all right: Every show doesn’t have to be for everyone. What matters is that Heroes is likely to please viewers who like genre series, even when those series take themselves a tad too seriously.
They will, however, have to get past a pilot that is so devoted to setting a tone that it ignores the need to establish its characters or move along its story. And the pretentious twang to that tone is set by the opening credits, with their Star Wars-type graphic crawl and the promise that we are entering Chapter One, Volume One of an “epic tale.” It’s hard enough to get people to take high-concept shows seriously; there’s no need to actually invite derisive laughter.
And if you don’t want to wait until tonight to check it out, the first episode is also up on Yahoo.com.
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