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Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (2015-2016)



Critic Consensus: Focusing on special effects and unearned melodrama at the expense of the original's initially intriguing narrative, Heroes Reborn is a series revival with seemingly limited prospects.


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Ordinary people discover they have extraordinary powers in this retooling of the TV show "Heroes".


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Critic Reviews for Heroes Reborn: Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19)

I can't explain NBC's decision to revive a drama that so recently died ignominiously. But I know that the two-hour premiere didn't lure me back in; just when I thought I was out, I was.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Often confusing, requires some Heroes expertise, but some striking special effects.

September 24, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'd recommend jumping on-board. We have more options in 2015. It's just as easy to jump back off.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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Heroes Reborn reintroduces a world clogged with new characters and conspiracies to unravel, but it's so hell-bent on being convoluted that those mysteries quickly lose their appeal.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
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If you didn't watch Heroes, there's no point in trying this series. If you loved Heroes, this is a stinging disappointment. It is sad that NBC is repeating itself, and doing it so badly.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Orlando Sentinel
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The three episodes that were provided for review keep the various plotlines moving efficiently. One gets the feeling that the lines will eventually converge, which is not always the case in these large-ensemble dramas.

September 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Media Life
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Audience Reviews for Heroes Reborn: Season 1

Oh god why? Heroes Reborn is a completely unnecessary attempt to revitalize the franchise.


Super Reviewer


A limited miniseries (and possible backdoor to a new series), Heroes Reborn is an action-packed sci-fi thriller. After Noah Bennet learns of a cover up for a terrorist attack that killed his daughter he goes searching for the truth, meanwhile a shadowy corporation tracks down and captures people with powers as part of a desperate plan to save humanity. Several original series characters make appearances, but for the most part the cast is all new (except for Jack Coleman). And the superpowers featured include a nice mixture of new abilities and old ones. Also, the writers do a good job with the serial storytelling (which is quite impressive given how integral time-travel is to the overall plot). Still, it doesn't quite feel as epic and compelling as the original series was. Yet despite its shortcomings, Heroes Reborn delivers a lot of intense drama and exciting action.


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