The Heroes Dilemma: a request for help

This is for those of you already watching Heroes: I need help. My wife hasn’t seen any episodes of Heroes, despite the exhortations of me and my brother-in-law, who also loves it.

They’re sitting there, waiting to be watched, but currently unloved.

Now, if I show her the first episode, she’s going to be bored, because it’s not great, at least not relative to the other episodes. And then she’ll never watch any of the other episodes ever.

But I can’t show her a really top-quality episode to hook her because that’ll ruin all the surprises and won’t make much sense.

So what should I do? Any suggestions?


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.