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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Hero-driven drama is "super" for teens and up.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 16+

Too much blood and gore

This series has a lot of blood, gore and violence. I have to turn away.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+
Good tv show but depends on Childs maturity level

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (56 ):

By merging the stories of these drastically different characters from all over the world into one gripping plotline, Heroes creates addictive television drama on a near-epic scale. One of the reasons it's so good is that the show's creators clearly understand the power of the cliffhanger, a device that's bound to propel it into "must see" territory for die-hard TV (and sci-fi/fantasy) junkies.

But as a programming choice for young kids, Heroes falls short of "super," due mostly to the flat-out graphic violence. Much of it is connected to Claire -- she comes away unscathed from some nasty injuries, including a hand down the disposal and a neck-breaking blow from a football player -- but plenty of other scenes depict bloody murders, sawed-open heads, Armageddon-like explosions, and more. Some of it is so gory that most adults will have to turn their heads And kids? Well, they'll likely have nightmares.

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