Rejoin the epic and suspenseful phenomenon as Heroes: Season 2 arrives on DVD! Experience all the new and exciting twists of the astonishing series in this 4-disc set that includes every gripping Season 2 episode. Plus, ... more »see what could have been with exclusive bonus features that reveal the untold stories that never aired and an alternate ending to the season finale, where the fate of humanity takes an ominous turn when Peter fails to catch the vial containing the deadly virus.« less
First season was fun and then it went downhill thereafter.
Nick W. (Nick1899) from FORT WORTH, TX Reviewed on 3/25/2014...
This series has made it onto my top ten list for tv series. The first season began the cult phenomenon with a gripping season that captivated the audience by coining the phrase "Save the cheerleader, save the world". The second season continued to reach out to the fans but cut the season length down by half. A great set to own for sci-fi fans. I'd put it up there with other series' such as Warehouse 13, Fringe & Eureka. Definitely one to check out.
Windy B. (Snowbird) from PULLMAN, WV Reviewed on 11/19/2010...
We love this series even though it's a little more bloody than we like at times.
Season 2 isn't as good as season 1 but it's still interesting and has a lot of action.
We'd like to see Sylar out of it because, for us, heroes should be able to overcome the villains.
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Melissa T. (CAgirl0811) from TACOMA, WA Reviewed on 8/6/2010...
I love this show it is great!
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Lee T. (inflt) from CLIFTON, CO Reviewed on 1/24/2010...
Very good, can't wait for season 3!
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The second season stumbles a bit but fans will find it rewar
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 08/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"PLEASE NOTE: Reviews are opinions. The purpose of the reviews are to HELP those who haven't seen the show decide whether or not they want to purchase/read/watch/listen to something. That's what the voting is for NOT if you agree or disagree with the reviewer. If you disagree-write a review. The comments section IS for those who want to disagree.
The second season of "Heroes" stumbled with its story arc involving Hiro traveling back in time to feudal Japan. FYI, that subplot IS tied into the main plot of the second season. The focus here is on the Shanti Virus a concoction that can take away someone's powers but IS often lethal. There is also someone targeting those who were involved in the founding of "The Company". As with "Lost" the introduction of new characters was problematic--fans were more interested in finding out what happened to their favorites from season one. The show recovers somewhat by midset unfortunately the show was interrrupted by the Writer's Guild strike. I have no doubt that the second half of the second season would have made up for the stumbling start of season two based on what we find out in the extras but that didn't happen.
The show looks extremely good in its DVD presentation. The extras are quite good as well which does make up for the diminished quality of the show. We get 11 commentary tracks. I haven't had time to listen to more than one or two of them but they are pretty good. If I'm not mistaken these are the audio versions of the video commentaries that were available on the "Heroes" website.
A couple of the featurettes included here were also on the webiste. The most effective and interesting ones here are the preview of season three (which has some minor spoilers so you may want to wait to watch it if you want to be totally surprised)and a featurette that allows us to see how a series of scenes wer constructed.
"Heroes" still has tremendous potential and here's hoping that the third season "Villians" is an improvement over the second season. This is a good set but isn't as strong or as good as the first season of "Heroes".
Not up to the quality of Season 1 but still good
D. Petersen | 06/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season One of Heroes was phenomenal; I really got invested into the characters and their wild stories. It was funny, exciting, dark and unique. Season 2 dipped in quality a bit, partly due to the writer's strike, but I still found it entertaining and not as bad as many are making it out to be. Hiro DID spend too much time in Japan but it was wrapped up nicely. I liked the new characters of Monica and Elle. Matt was given more time on-screen (not as much as Hiro or Claire but still quite a bit.) It's a nice set-up for the next season (which sounds like it'll be amazing... if you're disappointed with Season 2 don't stop watching. The creators are really working hard on 3 and even made an apology.) The second half of Season 2 gets even better and that's when the show really takes off."
A refreshing Television series
D. Hickman | 04/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heroes is a breath of fresh air. It has multiple interwoven story lines that converge spectacularly. And the characters are original, easily likable, and well put together. Normally a superhero show would be goofy or cheesy, but this show is different."
Not as poor as some think
Michael A. Weyer | 06/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I do ackowledge that the second season of Heroes was a let-down in some ways. Even the producers have admitted they made the mistake of assuming fans wanted the same slow build as the first year and the plot of Hiro in Japan dragged too long. But it does come together with great bits, none as good as the introduction of Kristen Bell as the wonderfully psychotic Elle. Despite his presence in a poor plot, Sylar is still a great menace to watch and the Adam Monroe character is inspired as well. I do think the writers had planned for the reast of the season to be amped up but the strike curtailed it. Still, this second volume is a good way to enrich the show's history and, while not as great as the first season, is still better thrills, drama and even laughs than most network shows today. Plus, I'm sure the commentaries will touch on the problems it had and deleted scenes might help as well, making it a must have, whatever the price."
The DVD extras are great
M. Randall | Allen Park, MI | 08/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well its obvious that the story quality of season 2 did not match season 1. But i'm not here to bash the season, i'm here to tell fans that the bonus material on here very much helps make up for the disappointments in story. All 11 episodes have their own commentary and there is about an hour and a half of bonus behind the scenes etc footage to watch through out the 4 DVDs. As for the season itself, the first half was pretty weak but the 2nd half got the ball rolling and became much more interesting. And if you're giving the season a bad review because it was only half as long as season 1... well thats not even fair because it was the writer's strike that caused this, not Tim Kring. All TV shows in the 2007-2008 season suffered from that strike. I look forward to season 3."