This isn't going to be a full-length review like others have been in the past, but I just wanted to express my first impressions of this new series. I absolutely loved it. Like, really. I knew I was to be anticipating it since I saw the previews, and tonight justice was served as my predictions of adding a brand new fandom to my list came true.
One of the things that I liked about the pilot was how wonderfully paced it was. The sequence of events, the connection and relationship of characters, all seemed intertwined perfectly. Introducing each character not by them discovering their abilities, but them discovering that their special abilities may be something more. Like with the girl cheerleader Claire. The boy she was around seemed so enthralled with her gift of invulnerability, yet she seemed not that concerned or excited over it, indicating that she's had this ability for quite some time yet never completely revealed it to anyone but herself (plus seeing her family-life, who would believe her anyway, or any of the others for that matter?) I liked the monologue in the beginning and in the end, and the style and feel of the show is very unique. I liked it, a lot.
The character I'm liking so far is Niki Sanders, for the obvious reason that I wanted to start watching the series in the first place being Ali Larter, and the mysterious ability of hers...like, almost a Dr. Jekall/Mr. Hyde alter ego kind of deal. I really liked the Indian guy, who sort of reminds me of Sayid from LOST (e.g. the knowledge of things that the other characters do not, or have not been exposed to yet). And dude, that's freaking Milo Ventimiglia from Gilmore Girls portraying the character of Peter! Quite an ensemble cast --- and yes, it was hilarious that in the Japanese bar/karaoke they were lipsyncing to the Backstreet Boys. Much love for that part, and the hilarity of Hiro!
So yes, I'm totally sold on this series, and I'm curious to where this all leads in future episodes. Damn you NBC for getting me interested in yet another fandom!
Catch Heroes, Mondays at 9:00pm on NBC.