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I never watched Heroes when it was on TV. For the first third of the season I didn’t know it was on. For the second third, I kept forgetting what night/time/channel it was on. For the last third, I just didn’t want to start because I would have missed on so much of the plot already. Even though I knew I would love it. So, on my brother’s recommendation, I went out and picked up a copy for myself when it was released on DVD.

(TV on DVD is one of the worlds greatest inventions, just so you know.)

I hadn’t been this hooked this soon into a pilot since Veronica Mars. Seriously, it took me maybe 5 minutes at most to realize the genius and wonderfulness of this show. I totally loved this. Ah! I loved the casting – I really enjoyed Hayden Panettiere in Remember the Titans, and a few other roles she’s had since then and it was awesome to see her as Claire Bennet; she’s such a fabulous actress.

The best and worst thing about owning the whole series on DVD is that I don’t have to wait a whole week to see the next installment (something that drives me completely batty at the best of times). While it means less suspense, it also means that what happened on Thursday night happens often. I ended up staying up way past when I should’ve in order to finish the whole series. There were only 5 episodes left, I reasoned with myself. I could just watch ONE MORE before turning it off and going to bed. Next thing I knew, I was done the season and completely exhausted. Hrm.

I cannot wait for season two to start. I hope it’s as good as the first. It’s weird, though – I usually go into the fall with one television show that I plan to watch. I’m not a big TV person normally… this fall, there’s six shows – Doctor Who, Heroes, Torchwood, The Tudors, Numb3rs and Little Mosque On The Prairie. And thankfully there are no conflicting show times (the good thing about watching primarily shows on CBC).

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 9:38 am September 15, 2007.
Category: TV Reviews

  • Lis

    I love Heroes. I watch it with my brothers and they’re all talking about how it starts so soon. I also love Doctor Who. Torchwood was good but it just really made me want to watch Doctor Who. I’m not a bigg tv watcher either but i’m so hyped for Heroes, Doctor Who, Office, and Avatar.

    P.S. Avatar maybe a kids show but it rox!

  • tanabata

    TV on DVD is wonderful! I know what you mean though about ending up watching several hours instead of just an episode or 2!
    Season 1 of Heroes is starting on TV here soon, next month I think. I’m looking forward to it since I’ve heard so many good things about it.

  • tanabata

    Not sure what happened but my link is wrong above, sorry.

  • Heather (errantdreams)

    I missed most of Heroes, then caught most of it in a marathon and got completely and utterly hooked. I can’t wait to get it on dvd so I can watch it from beginning to end.

  • Chris

    Heroes is SO good. It’s my favorite show on TV right now, can’t wait for the new season. I bought the DVD as well and it’s great! Love the bonus features. One of my favorite comic book artists does all of Isaac’s paintings for the show! I thought that was cool.

    I wish Torchwood would make it’s way down to the States. We finally have Dr. Who which I’m really enjoying. I bought the first season of that one on DVD to catch up to the third season that they’re currently broadcasting. Torchwood sounds incredibly cool!

  • Court

    tanabata – I think you’ll enjoy it. I hope you do at any rate. It’s fabulous. :)

    Chris – I haven’t had a chance to sit down with the bonus features yet. Will have to when I actually have the time to. It’s strange to think that you guys don’t have Torchwood yet – usually the USA gets the stuff I want before Canada does, it seems. I’m really excited forr Torchwood though. My aunt lives in England, so she’s seen it and says it’s fabulous! I hope you don’t have to wait too long until you can see it.

  • jmfausti

    As much as I am so sad to not have any fresh Veronica Mars to look forward to, I can’t wait to see her on Heroes this season. It won’t be the same without Logan and Weevil, but I have the first two seasons of VM on dvd and I can always go back and watch the repeats.

    Kind of digging Torchwood, but that probably has more to do with Cap’n Jack than anything else. I do love BBC America!

  • Court

    jmfausti – I know EXACTLY what you mean about it not being the same without logan or weevil, but the third season really wasn’t as good as the previous two, sadly. I wish I had BBC Canada, but sadly I don’t. Thankfully, though, CBC seems to be getting better and better programming. :)