Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)

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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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1
Air date: Sep 24, 2015
2
Air date: Sep 24, 2015
3
Air date: Oct 1, 2015
4
Air date: Oct 8, 2015
5
Air date: Oct 15, 2015
6
Air date: Oct 22, 2015
7
Air date: Oct 29, 2015
8
Air date: Nov 5, 2015
9
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
10
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
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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 (50) | Top Critics (20)

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.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Often confusing, requires some Heroes expertise, but some striking special effects.

Sep 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.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's still early - the characters are still developing, secrets are still being dug up, and powers are still getting.. actually... forget this.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The addition of topical vernacular like "truther" to a tired superhero narrative, does not a "rebirth" make.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I wish that Jack Coleman and his character had been better served by the material. I wish that he'd gotten more time, or at least more scenes that packed a punch. I wish he'd at least gotten to wear his glasses in the end.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

it was hard to maintain interest in this juvenilia that should never have graduated from comic book concept to the small screen.

Jun 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heroes Reborn: Season 1

I thought the idea was pretty good and finally having a character like Tommy was fresh air. The real issue was the special effects and the villains. The overall threat was real but the motivations for the characters lacked any real punch. The conclusion was intriguing but in case you don't know the heroes lore, this will probably never come to be. I loved having the universe back but a new show runner would help as the show has grown to be fatally flawed without any interest in returning to greatness.

BrendanN

Super Reviewer

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

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

½

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.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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