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Old January 5 2014, 04:26 PM   #16
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Re: HEROES: The "Essentials"

I'll add my voice to the choir, watch season 1 and then, if you don't have the time, just stop. I gave up early in season 3, after not enjoying season 2 that much.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:48 PM   #17
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Absolutely watch the entire first season. The show was heavily serialized but, if I have some time, I'll try and figure out what to watch for the rest so you average 11 episodes a season, although, to be honest, you could skip the rest of the show and possibly get more enjoyment (and I'm not convinced even later seasons were episodic enough to warrant skipping either).

There might be merit to skipping season 2 entirely, but I do think there are a couple of plot developments you may need to catch up on.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:59 PM   #18
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Re: HEROES: The "Essentials"

Forgive me, but trying to cherry pick episodes from a heavily serialized show is just silly. Anyways, I'll echo everyone else by saying that you should just watch the first season in its entirety and then stop. The show just goes off the rails after that, and the first season works well as a complete series.
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Old January 5 2014, 05:17 PM   #19
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Re: HEROES: The "Essentials"

It's funny, I watched the last half of S1 and S2, then missed the premiere of S3 and never got around to getting back to the show...and in retrospect I can only think it worked out for the best.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:26 PM   #20
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It's funny, I watched the last half of S1 and S2, then missed the premiere of S3 and never got around to getting back to the show...and in retrospect I can only think it worked out for the best.
Nope, you missed half of the first and best season. it would have worked out for the best if you'd just watched season 1.
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Old January 5 2014, 08:26 PM   #21
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I'll be the lone wolf here and suggest you watch it all. Don't cherry pick episodes, at least not with this series, as others have said it's a highly serialized show and you will be lost.

For my money, the first half of season 3 where all the "heroes" are being rounded up was the best outside of season 1.
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Old January 5 2014, 09:02 PM   #22
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^That was the second half of Season 3.

FWIW, if the OP's intent was to watch approximately 44 episodes, watching that many straight through would get him halfway through Season 3.
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Old January 5 2014, 09:17 PM   #23
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Yep, first season only. Screw the rest.
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Old January 5 2014, 09:38 PM   #24
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Damn that was a good time back then.

"Save the cheerleader, save the world" was such a cool and mysterious tagline and the episode "Company Man" has got to be one of the best character twist episodes i ever saw.

Shame it crashed and burned so hard after the first season.
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Old January 5 2014, 09:48 PM   #25
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It's a choir. Just watch the first season. It's not worth your time watching the rest, unless you like watching great shows go bad.
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Old January 5 2014, 10:20 PM   #26
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You'd be hard-pressed to find such a clear consensus on anything in these parts....
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Old January 5 2014, 11:02 PM   #27
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I enjoyed seasons three and four as well as the first one, but the second was messed up partially by the strike and even more by a bad storyline IMO. But I thought the premise of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities trying to live normal lives, wasn't dispensed with at all.
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Old January 5 2014, 11:12 PM   #28
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Yeah, watch the first season in its entirety. Seasons 2-3 just get more progressively painful. I didn't watch S4.
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Old January 5 2014, 11:26 PM   #29
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It's a choir. Just watch the first season. It's not worth your time watching the rest, unless you like watching great shows go bad.
I think it's a watchable show for the most part throughout, but it's just not a very good show and not anywhere near the quality of the first season.

For what it's worth, I thought the final season was the series in a microcosm. It started off decently strong before going completely off the rails.

My view on watching only the first season is more a statement that it's better to just watch the first and stop than it is to watch only parts of the first.
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Old January 6 2014, 03:01 AM   #30
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Hi, all.

I'm about to start watching NBC's HEROES for the first time, but don't have the time to watch every single episode of the series.

Therefore, I'm starting this thread to ask anyone who's familiar with it to give me their thoughts on the 11 most "essential" episodes from each season (not counting S2, which I know only has 11 episodes) that I would need to watch in order to comprehend the series' basic overall narrative.

P.S.: Swift responses would be greatly appreciated.
Watch Season One, the first episode of Season Two, the final episode of Season Three and then Season Four. You can skip the rest.
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