The first two episodes of Tim Kring’s Heroes, Genesis and Don’t Look Back, aired earlier tonight (Wednesday 25th) on BBC2, followed by a short ten minute behind the scenes thingy, Heroes Unmasked. I must say that I’m absolutely delighted. I’ve been following its progress since it started on satellite TV, and it’s nice to see this series coming to a more general audience on terrestrial TV. It’s also nice to be able to watch it all from the start again.
The first episode seems to start off as a slow-tempo kinda X-Men clone, but it soon finds its own niche and transforms into something quite different. Conspiracies abound and there’s lots of great action and complex stories ahead, so all the UK terrestrial TV viewers are in for a treat. And it is soooooo nice to see a series about super-powered folks, and not a single glimpse of a cape or tights (I’ve always thought that capes ‘n’ tights look really naff on-screen – they only really work in comics or animation).
Heroes, along with Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who, is right at the top of my list of current favourite sci-fi TV series. So let’s roll on next Wednesday night, BBC2 at 9pm, and episode 3.