DVD Review: Heroes: The Complete 2nd Season

Rejoin the epic phenomenon as Heroes: Season 2 arrives on DVD! Watch the Emmy nominated show and experience all the new and exciting twists of the astonishing series in this 4-disc set that includes every gripping Season Two episode. Plus, 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. A must-have for every Heroes fan and perfectly timed before the new season returns to air this September on NBC!

Season 2 of the hit series Heroes was no stranger to fan and critic criticism. The writers’ strike restricted the season to only 11 episodes and was said to be the cause of the confusing storylines that had viewers wondering what was going on. That was my only real problem with Season 2. There were too many characters with their own individual storylines. It was hard to keep up with especially when you had a week between each episode.

We had Hiro in ancient Japan making decisions that would ultimately change the future for the rest of our heroes, a new villain that made Sylar’s abilities look like child’s play, Peter and Sylar attempting to regain their lost abilities, Claire struggling with the typical teenage girl issues while trying to understand her powers, the introduction of a slew of new characters including the only one who didn’t annoy me – Elle (played by the lovely and talented Kristen Bell), and that doesn’t even really scratch the surface.

Was Season 1 stronger? Yes, without a doubt. The hype and curiosity that surrounded the series when it premiered couldn’t hold a candle to the 2nd Season. However, it’s that way with most series, especially in the sci-fi world. But that’s not to say that Season 2 wasn’t without its moments. We had a central arc with the virus plot, multiple villains, and additional character development to round it off. Considering the strike, it really wasn’t that bad of a season. I think the idea to pack 23 episodes into 11 was probably too intense, but they did the best they could to provide fans with a thrilling ride every week.

Universal has done a fantastic job on packing in the special features on the DVD releases of this series as they also did with Season 1. Season 2 includes an alternate ending for “Generations,” audio commentaries, untold stories that didn’t air, featurettes, and a sneak peak at the 3rd season of the show.

All in all, the show is brilliantly written and acted. While this season may not be the strongest of the series, it definitely provided some exciting and entertaining moments that have left us with a whole lot of questions for Season 3 to answer. It’s definitely a must have for any fan of the series or for any fan of the sci-fi genre.

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: B+
Official site: http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/dvd/
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