Heroes MIGHT have turned out to be a great experience but it's not. At least for me. The storyline is entertaining and yet chaotic. Too chaotic for my taste. It started pretty good and it went well until about the middle of the season. Then it started to get boring. The idea of the whole thing is good but the realization omho is far from great. First of all the effects sometimes are made so badly that it's obvious that it's not real. The whole purpose of the special effects is to enchant the image in such a way so that you think it's real or at least that it looks as real as possible. Here you will see lots of blood that looks terrible - like water-colours for $0.50. Especially when our cheerleader has a face covered with this stuff it made me laugh. One might think she jumped in a pool with water-colours or just that someone smeared a cherry-pie all over her. The other special effects are definitely NOT better than the blood-thing. The flying looks pathetic. I can go on and probably it'll take me a couple of hours to describe all flaws in the special effects realization. BUT this wouldn't be such a problem if there wasn't so much chaos on the screen. Jumping in past, present and future, sometimes wandering in dreams...I find if frustrating to try to keep up with the plot when everything doesn't follow some decent order. Yes, the main story gets revealed slowly. I liked that. But it's difficult to find a piece of straw in a pile of straws. Another thing that made a bad impression was the acting itself. There are maybe 2-3 (Hiro (very funny), the father and the serial killer) of the whole bunch of actors in this series that can actually play their role as they're supposed to. The others stand there either whining about something, or making some artificial comments about heroic stuff, family's dignity and values, or just do their special thing.
I'll definitely not waste my time with season 2, 3 etc. If a series fails in my eyes in its very first season, than it's not worth watching (even if the next seasons are fantastic, which I really doubt for I see many comments saying that S1 is the best of all seasons).