A rambling list of things I did not like about Heroes: The music. The wailing dude does not deserve a music credit when his music consists of one or maybe two wailing sounds. The soundtrack album for Heroes would be less than a minute long if they only used the music cues heard on the actual show. Hiro saying he’s failed. By the fourth or fifth time, I felt it was an overdone personality trait. Good guys turning into bad guys turning into good guys. Enough with the indecision. Too many heroes, not enough humans. By the end, even the background extras were revealing their powers.
More particular problems (some spoilers follow) included the way in which the split-personality woman reconciled her problem — apparently off camera. Maybe that’s in the deleted scenes. She was one of the best characters in the early episodes but then the writers seem to have decided to ignore her situation. I didn’t like the way that Hiro’s father was set up as a bad guy and then… well I covered that problem of misleading motivations already. I didn’t like how Claire was cast around aimlessly after she left Texas. I didn’t like the Keanu Reeves character’s haircut, or his character’s personality for that matter. I hated the father’s retro eyeglasses, but I gather that everyone does and that is the point, so perhaps that is a credit to the show.
But altogether I liked the series, particularly the first half of the season. I’d give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. It should have been 4 stars but the storyline stumbled around about 2/3rds the way in and barely pulled itself back together in time for the last episode. If it had been a shorter season they’d probably have kept on track.
Best part of the show was seeing the actress from Carnivale as an FBI agent.