Heroes - Season 2
he NBC science fiction serial drama series Heroes follows the lives of people across the globe who possess various superhuman powers as they struggle to cope with their everyday lives and prevent foreseen disasters from occurring. The series premiered on American and Canadian television on September 25, 2006. The first season, which finished 21st of 142 American primetime television programs in Nielsen Ratings, was released on DVD and HD DVD on August 28, 2007. The second season ranked 21st of 220 in the ratings, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on August 26, 2008 with the Blu-ray release of the first season.
Within the seasons of Heroes are "volumes", which allow the writers to focus on shorter story arcs. The first season comprises a single volume of 23 episodes called Genesis, which is also the title of the pilot episode. The second season was designed to contain three volumes called Generations, Exodus, and Villains: Exodus was scrapped due to viewer criticism and the 2007â€“2008 Writers Guild of America strike; and Villains was carried over to the show's third season. As a result, the second season consisted of only 11 episodes, 13 fewer than were originally ordered by NBC. The third season comprised 25 episodes that aired in two blocks generally without reruns. The first 13 episodes of the season made up the third volume, Villains, and the final 12 comprise the fourth volume, Fugitives. The season premiered on September 22, 2008 in the United States on NBC and on Global in Canada, with a one-hour clip-show and two regular episodes.
Originally, the second season of Heroes was to be followed in April and May 2008 by six stand-alone episodes of a new series, Heroes: Origins. The spin-off was intended as an alternative to a long mid-season hiatus, which led to a drop in ratings for Heroes in its first season. The project, which was later planned to be 12 episodes, was indefinitely postponed due to a decline in viewership and the strike and eventually cancelled to keep "the Heroes mothership as strong as possible," according to NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman. A series of three webisodes collectively titled Going Postal became available exclusively online in July 2008. Following the release of Going Postal, four more sets of webisodes were produced, entitled Heroes: Destiny, The Recruit, Hard Knox,  and Nowhere Man, which stars David H. Lawrence as Eric Doyle. On September 28, 2009, a new set of Webisodes was released entitled Slow Burn starring members of the Sullivan Bros. Carnival Lydia, Edgar and Samuel. Slow Burn was set up as a Web Exclusive for the promotion of Sprint Now; and to have each webisode released at the same time as the episodes of the main television series.
NBC announced their plan to renew Heroes for a fourth season on the basis of strong ratings in the demographic of 18-49 year olds, and popularity in international markets. The network plans to order 18 to 20 episodes. The last scene of Volume Four gives an insight into the direction of the fifth volume titled Redemption.[
Heroes Season 2
Truncated to a slim 11 episodes as a result of the writers’ strike that was ongoing in America during its production, Heroes’ second season nonetheless packs enough in to keep the momentum rolling on one of the most exciting Stateside shows of the moment.
Heroes is, at heart, the comic book tale of a varied group of people, each with special powers that they struggle to come to terms with. With such powers, of course, come troubling foes and situations to face, and that proves to be the case here. So this time, we pick up four months after the events of the first series, and there’s the small matter of the Shanti virus to contend with. This provides the main thrust for the series’ story arc, and allows room for several interesting sub-plots to develop too.
Yet while, in the world of Heroes, you suspect that this second series will never rank with the best, there’s easily enough here to justify the asking price, and the show emerges easily with its reputation intact. Even when it’s not at the top of its game, Heroes is exciting, interesting and polished entertainment.
Great Follow UP
I loved the whole first season so I HAD to get the second one! and it was available for purchase before it even aired on television so.. I couldn't wait! its great enough to own... very unique... I don't think these types of series come around too often..it was about time! a good sci-fi show... not just about "drama" revolving around relationships boring.... although there is a little romance in there here and there to keep it fun and well rounded, realistic... real people.. who have extraordinary powers and how they handle it., well rounded...mostly action/adventure/sci-fi. You Gotta Get it!.. Can be gruesome at times(Sylar)... can also be so cute... (Hiro)
Heroes season two rocks,delivers
I loved the whole first season so I HAD to get the second one! and it was available for purchase before it even aired on television so.. I couldnt wait! its great enough to own... very unique... I dont think these types of series come around too often..it was about time! a good sci fi show... not just about "drama" revolving around relationships boringgg.... although there is a little romance in there here and there to keep it fun and well rounded, realistic... real people.. who have extraordinary powers andhowthey handle it., well rounded...mostly action/adventure/sci-fi. You Gotta Get it!.. Can be gruesome at times(Sylar)... can also be so cute... (Hiro)
Really Great Show
I have been a huge fan of this show since it began. Season 2 is a little different from season 1 because it focuses more on action then on the rich storytelling of the first season. The story is nothing short of enthralling. I couldn't stop watching. There is just enough action, special effects, and great storytelling here to watch over and over again. Plus the whole cast is really hot. Heroes season is a little shorter than season 1 or 3 but it certainly makes up for it in episode quality. This show is simply amazing. A must watch for sci-fi/super-hero fans.
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