Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV

Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV

David Simmons


Premiering in September of 2006, the weekly NBC tv sequence Heroes was once an instantaneous advertisement and significant hit, lasting 4 winning seasons. Heroes follows a gaggle of interrelated characters who detect they've got superhuman powers, with each one successive episode exploring how those humans react to and make the most of their powers for stable or for evil. This selection of essays explores a number of matters surrounding Heroes, interpreting the sequence' content material, advertising and reception. additionally investigated is the show's fusion of "cult" and mainstream parts of tv, studying its skill to mix so-called lowbrow components (comic books and superheroes) with a fantastic tv shape prizing such elements as ethical ambiguity and intensity of characterization--and what this mixing strategy indicates in regards to the present hybrid country of style tv, and concerning the medium as an entire.

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