My wife and I were on a date night in 2006 when we learned about NBC’s “Heroes,” a superhero-based show that wound up lasting four seasons. The show got off to a strong start in its first season, but was crippled by the writers’ strike of 2007-08, and never recovered. I stuck with the show as it hobbled along after the strike ended, hoping it would regain its composure and become a good show again. It didn’t and NBC cancelled it in 2010.
As fate would have it, NBC is launching another version of “Heroes” tonight. “Heroes Reborn” stars Jack Coleman—a.k.a. Horned Rim Glasses Guy—in a miniseries continuation of the original show. Since NBC announced the project last year, the network said that Coleman is the only carryover character from the original series, but I’ve seen at least two additional carryovers in the trailer: Hiro Nakamura and Mohinder Suresh. Maybe they’ll just have cameo spots.
I don’t have a lot of hope for “Heroes Reborn,” but I’m at least going to give it a shot. I was of the same mind when the “24: Live Another Day” miniseries aired in 2014, and I enjoyed that reboot. So, who knows? Maybe “Heroes Reborn” will turn out to be not so bad.
I love the superheroes Hollywood’s given us over the years—though I do think there’s an overabundance of superhero movies and TV shows nowadays. It would do us all good to focus less on the fictional heroes of Hollywood and take more time to appreciate and praise the real-life heroes that are all around us.
Like the teachers in the world who spend their own money—because the school districts don’t have enough—to help give our kids the supplies they need for a decent education. Or the woman down the street who, after years of trying to have a baby, finally adopts one, then finds out she has breast cancer. Yet, she continues to give her all to her baby girl in spite of the loop radiation therapy has thrown her into.
We needn’t look far for examples of a real-life heroes. You might be one of them. I’ve known a lot of heroes in my day. Have you? Tell us about him or her.