Heroes: Genesis

Heroes: Genesis

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The lives of common people intertwine when they discover that they have super powers in this fantasy series.

2006Rating: TV-14United States of AmericaTailwind Productions
FantasyScience Fiction

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EPISODE 1.1

Genesis

As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe,... More a genetics professor in India is led by his father's disappearance to uncover a secret theory -- there are people with super powers living among us. A young dreamer tries to convince his politician brother that he can fly. A high school cheerleader learns that she is totally indestructible. A single mother struggles to make ends meet to support her young son and discovers that her mirror image has a secret. A gifted artist, whose drug addiction is destroying his life and relationship with his girlfriend, can paint the future. And in Japan, a young man develops a way to stop time through sheer will power. Yet, unbeknownst to them all, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world...

EPISODE 1.2

Don't Look Back

Outside a bizarre, gruesome crime scene, Los Angeles beat cop... More Matt Parkman is the only one who can hear the cries of a missing little girl. Claire almost reveals her secret ability to the entire school after learning that her injury attempt tape has disappeared. Thinking she's going crazy, Niki loses another block of time after waking to find some brutally murdered thugs in her garage, only to be confronted by Social Services about son Micah. While office drone Hiro investigates New York, Nathan confronts Peter following his plunge off a building.

EPISODE 1.3

One Giant Leap

As the "Heroes" continue to test their newfound extraordinary abilities,... More Claire tries to maintain a normal social life when a romance with the football quarterback takes a tragic turn. While Hiro convinces his friend that they are destined to travel to America to save the world, a frightened Niki follows instructions from a mysterious, unknown source that directs her to the middle of the desert. Meanwhile, Nathan uses Peter's accident to propel his political campaign. The elusive Sylar is being hunted by both Matt and the FBI, as well as Suresh, whose father's journal leads to potential clues.

EPISODE 1.4

Collision

Suresh finally tracks down one of his father's fabled genetically... More advanced "supermen." In Las Vegas, Hiro's plan backfires when he cautiously turns time to his advantage at the gambling tables. Niki's mafia debtors use their leverage to their benefit in a more elaborate scheme, while Nathan pays a personal visit to a wealthy Vegas contributor to raise additional campaign funds. Following a tragic turn at a bonfire, Claire's uncanny healing abilities are put to the ultimate test, but according to Issac's paintings, her future could be fraught with even more peril Meanwhile, Matt's abilities are gauged by a pair of men who seem to know a great deal about people with special gifts.

EPISODE 1.5

Hiros

Confused after losing track of another block of time, Niki... More finds the police on her doorstep, searching for her fugitive husband D.L. Hawkins. Claire confesses to her father. Hiro and his friend get jumped by some Vegas high-rollers. Peter receives a life-changing message from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Matt secretly uses his mind-reading ability to anticipate his wife's needs. Dismayed by recent events, Suresh makes plans to return to India to lay both his father's remains and his research to rest.

EPISODE 1.6

Better Halves

Hiro and his buddy embark on their heroic journey to... More New York, when they are stopped by a Vegas high-roller who offers them a deal they can't refuse. As Noah Bennett sets up a meeting for his daughter Claire with her biological parents, she hopes that questions about her newfound indestructibility can be answered. Meanwhile, Isaac receives another confusing call from Hiro, but Peter is there this time to pick up the phone and relay a life-saving message. Suresh bids farewell to Eden as he heads back to India to bury his father. An unexpected visitor shows up at Niki's home.

EPISODE 1.7

Nothing to Hide

Facing a crisis involving her son Micah, a distraught Niki... More reveals her recent personal struggles to a friend. Pushing aside his own issues at home, Matt assists Audrey's investigation into another bizarre murder, but their pursuit of mysterious serial killer Sylar takes an unexpected turn. After failing to act like a "superhero" when faced with danger, Hiro questions his heroism. Nathan and his wife Heidi strategize how to win the congressional election. Claire is shocked to learn where her missing tape wound up. Meanwhile, her father is disturbed by news from one of his associates.

EPISODE 1.8

Seven Minutes to Midnight

Back in India to mourn the passing of his father,... More Suresh encounters mysterious dreams of the past that force him to question what path to take next. Continuing their journey to New York, Hiro and Ando stop at a diner and meet someone interesting. In crisis, Niki comes to a personal understanding. Determined to see one of Isaac's paintings that Simone recently sold, Peter asks Nathan for help in finding a key to the future. Intent on getting back to her normal life, Claire focuses on Homecoming preparations, unaware of what's to come. Meanwhile, Mr. Bennett and a surprising associate focus their attentions on another "hero."

EPISODE 1.9

Homecoming

As Mr. Bennet tries to protect his daughter by any... More means, Claire's high school Homecoming celebration turns into a frightening night for many. Nathan and Simone work together to find Isaac's painting for Peter, but this key to the future could lead to tragedy. Meanwhile, Hiro travels back in time to right an upsetting wrong. As Niki puts a goal in sight, Micah spends time with his dad. Still experiencing strange dreams while in India, Suresh learns of a boy that might pull him back into his father's research

EPISODE 1.10

Six Months Ago

As the clock turns back six months for all of... More the "Heroes," Mohinder's father Chandra Suresh arrives in New York to begin his quest to find individuals with extraordinary abilities, and meets someone all to eager to be special. Peter celebrates his graduation from nursing school, and learns that Nathan plans to prosecute a case that could mean trouble for the entire Petrelli family. A surprise visit from her father brings out the worst in Niki. Hiro attempts to be a hero and change the future for someone important. Claire joins the cheerleading squad and makes a curious discovery. Mr. Bennet and the Haitian meet someone special.

EPISODE 1.11

Fallout

The tragic events in Texas have sad, serious repercussions for... More many of the "heroes," their families and friends. Meanwhile, shocking details about the moments leading up to Isaac's predicted New York City nuclear bombing are revealed. Later, Issac's newest painting has fascinating future implications for a hero in crisis. Suresh takes the first steps along his new path. Matt and F.B.I. Agent Audrey Hanson pursue a break in the Sylar case. Horrified by Jessica's recent actions, Niki makes a tough decision to protect her family.

EPISODE 1.12

Godsend

Matt reveals his abilities to his wife. HRG confers with... More Mohinder. Now that she knows the truth, Claire tries to make sense of her life. Hiro seeks the sword that he is destined to own. Niki must face the consequences of her decision to turn herself in to the police. Simone and Nathan are worried about Peter, who has been in a coma for two weeks. Peter meets a new hero. Micah visits his mother.

EPISODE 1.13

The Fix

Hiro continues to search for a sword while being chased... More by mysterious figures. An invisible man named Claude has something to teach one of the heroes. D.L. takes on new family responsibilities, and Matt opens up to his wife. H.R.G. continues to focus on the captive Sylar. Claire seeks out the Haitian and then her birth parents. Mohinder looks for those on the list, and receives a surprise visitor. A psychiatrist offers to help Niki.

EPISODE 1.14

Distractions

Hiro deals with explaining his new heroic path in life... More to his ambitious sister and tycoon father. Niki has the chance to reunite with D.L and Micah. Claude's mentoring of Peter leads Peter to question those closest to him. Claire goes to a trailer park looking for her birth mother. Sylar wears a disguise and makes a move against HRG.

EPISODE 1.15

Run!

Matt enters the private security business and receives an objectionable... More client. Suresh finds another person on the list. As her home-life worsens, Claire strives to learn more about her birth parents. Hiro and Ando get sidetracked in Vegas again while searching for the sword. Nathan is forced to deal with a secret from his past. Still indebted to Mr. Linderman, Jessica resorts to unsavory methods that could spell doom for a fellow hero.

EPISODE 1.16

Unexpected

Peter learns that he and Claude may have been betrayed.... More Matt's reunited with the radioactive Ted Sprague and Hana Gitelman a woman with "wireless" mental abilities. Hiro makes a tough choice about his mission. Claire can no longer hold back her anger towards HRG.

EPISODE 1.17

Company Man

"Company Man" is the seventeenth episode of the first season... More of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. It is the first Heroes episode that abandons the usual multi-story format and focuses solely on one storyline, a format that would not be repeated until season 3's "1961". As such, many regular cast members do not appear in this episode.

EPISODE 1.18

Parasite

With the election and New York City's destruction looming, Nathan... More has a disturbing face-to-face meeting with the shadowy Linderman. Hiro's attempt to steal the sword steers him into a grim new direction. Suresh makes a breakthrough on the list—at great cost. D.L. begins to suspect all is not well at home. Isaac paints his most terrible painting yet. New hero Candice Wilmer makes an illusive debut.

EPISODE 1.19

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Sylar and Peter face off. Linderman reveals his plans to... More Nathan, and enlists the aid of another Hero. Claire finally meets her real father, and Bennet, Matt and Ted attempt to escape from Thompson.

EPISODE 1.20

Five Years Gone

Hiro and Ando's trek into the future leads them to... More meet some of the heroes as they are five years later, after the nuclear fallout. This includes a darker side of Matt, a Jessica/Niki with a clear winner in their battle, a brown-haired Claire, and a man named Andy, who's a big hearted Texan. It also features an event at an upscale gentleman's club.

EPISODE 1.21

The Hard Part

Hiro and Ando's determination is put to the test. Nathan... More wants to win the election and he's taking drastic measures to ensure that he will. This episode will feature Sylar, his home life, and where he came from. Jessica and D.L. discover some of the stuff that Linderman wants from them and Micah. Also there is a new hero who is supposed to be holding the key to stopping Sylar.

EPISODE 1.22

Landslide

Angela Petrelli is forced to play a bigger role in... More Nathan, Peter, and Claire's life. The truth about the death of Nathan and Peter's father is finally revealed along with his true identity. When Nathan finds out that he may have a chance to become more than a Congressman, he is confronted with a decision that he must make. As election day nears some try to leave NYC. HRG and Matt learn another surprising secret. Also, Sylar is eating another hero's brain. Hiro's dad returns.

EPISODE 1.23

How to Stop an Exploding Man

Can Sylar be stopped? Will Linderman's vision live on with... More Nathan? What will it take for Peter to save the world, what sacrifices will be made? With all the horrible predictions unfolding before them the heroes face moments of pain and peril in Kirby Plaza.

Heroes: Genesis | Reviews

82%17 reviews

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Heroes is mystifying, but the story arc in this first season develops wonderfully...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The acting is distinctive and good enough all around...

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Variety

Variety

As some storylines become more interesting, others look more pallid by comparison and slow the narrative...

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Some may find "Heroes" a touch dark... and at times it's shockingly gruesome.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A largely dreary dirge...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

A high concept narrative... and a spiffy production gloss fueled by top notch effects and stellar stunt work...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A slightly above-average, down-to-earth series surrounded in the otherworldly.

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USA Today

USA Today

Dense, dark, a little dreary and yet oddly intriguing...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The show is listlessly staged.

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Heroes: Genesis | Release Details

Heroes: Genesis is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ On Demand.