The show originated in the states and is about people who find out they have a range of extraordinary abilities. It is based around 11 heroes who each have different supernatural abilities ranging from reading peoples minds to painting the future to freezing time.
I must admit I was sceptical when I first watched it, the idea people flying and being invincible didn’t appeal to me. That said the programme is extremely well made and a high emphasis is put on building up credible characters. The supernatural powers act as a bit of added fun, but the story revolves around the responsibility that comes with great power.
The show is quite dark and did not live up to the comic book bill I had created for it. More than miraculous things happening time and time again, each episode of the series focuses more on how every day people cope when they find they are not quite ‘normal’.
On a more light-hearted note it also helps you revisit the childhood question, if you were a super hero, what super power you would you have? I would be interested to know your answers. They cannot be worse than a friends answer, stating proudly one night,
“If I was a superhero I would be able to see round corners!”
I am really enjoying the series, currently on series 6 (as of this week), and would thoroughly recommend it.