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My Hero - Season One (2007)

Ardal O'Hanlon , Emily Joyce , John Stroud (II)  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ardal O'Hanlon, Emily Joyce
  • Directors: John Stroud (II)
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EHQU12
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,892 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "My Hero - Season One" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Six episodes
  • Cast bios
  • Against All Odds
  • Funny Blokes: interview with Ardal O'Hanlon

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

George Sunday's life took an unexpected turn when he met and fell in love with Janet Dawkins, a nurse from Earth. The thing is, George is also Thermoman, from the planet Ultron, who dashes from one catastrophe to another as he juggles his two jobs: superhero and health food shop owner. Keeping George's identity secret is very difficult for the young couple, but luckily Janet's parents and colleagues just think he is an idiot

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What's it like to be a man of steel--with feet of clay? That's the cheeky premise behind the popular BBC comedy series My Hero, featuring an alien, Thermoman, also known as George Sunday, mild-mannered proprietor of a rather unhealthy-looking British health-food store. George has relocated to England because he's become smitten with earthling Janet, a British tourist he scooped from doom as she hurtled over the Grand Canyon. But life on earth--and in England, no less--can be dodgy to decipher for the best of us, let alone an alien. The series combines elements of The Incredibles, Smallville with a little more levity, Fawlty Towers, and a smidge of Mork & Mindy for good measure. The result is a cracking-good ensemble comedy with lots of very silly exploits. The ever-earnest George accomplishes one mission by hiding nuclear weapons from some serious bad guys; when Janet innocently inquires where, he's a tight-lipped superhero to the end: "I can't say. It's a secret. But if I were you, I wouldn't use the bathroom for a while." The disc includes cast biographies, some background info on Thermoman, and an interview with Irish star Ardal O'Hanlan. --A.T. Hurley

Customer Reviews

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Season April 18, 2006
By J. Rose
My local PBS station shows this program (eight months a year, they don't show any of their normal programming during pledge months). I admit that I enjoy some of the other programs fairly well ("As Time Goes By," "Keeping up Appearances") but this one is a scream.

There is still some 'settling in' of the actors into their characters' quirks and focus but this show hit the ground running. Far more interested in American Culture than older Brit-Coms, they actually make fun of President George W. Bush. But "Friends" this is not.

It's a show that is about character. Particularly one George Sunday: Enthusiastic superhero, health food store proprietor (he opened the shop because it was a perfect cover for his superhero work as nobody ever much visits), and all around silly-person. His loving girlfriend/wife Janet is smart, sexy and rock solid. She's the perfect foil for George's flights of in-human behavior.

Her parents, Ella and Stanley, hate George from the word go and are amazingly funny folks who Janet can barely stomach. Next door neighbor Tyler looks like a human pincushion and talks like the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's were VERY good to him. He just happens to instantly recognize George as Thermoman. I admit to having a soft spot for Tyler. He tries so hard, and could have been a one-note character, but he is endearing as well.

George's cousin Arne (another space alien who was stricken from the ranks of superheroes for charging folks for their rescues) and Dr. Piers Crispin (Janet's boss and her mother's idea of a 'catch' for her confounding daughter) are as close as the series get to bad guys.

But they're wimps compared with resident Bad Girl -- Mrs. Raven (the incomparable Geraldine McNulty).
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious June 25, 2006
I don't know why this serioes hasn't yet taken N. America by storm, but it is one of my all-time favorites. I have yet to see an episode that didn't have me laughing uncontrollably, which is saying something, since I'm kind of negative and critical by nature. :>)

Ardal O'Hanlan is perfect as Thermoman (and just as clueless as in Father Ted), and for sheer 'feel-good' TV watching, this can't be beat.

Worth watching; worth buying!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious March 20, 2006
As a huge Father Ted fan, I followed the hilarious Ardal O'Hanlon to My Hero. While it doesn't quite reach the heights of Father Ted, it certainly doesn't disappoint in any way. This is a fun, laugh-out-loud funny show, and the only question for me is whether I'll buy this first series or wait until the inevitable box set of the show's whole run comes out.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thermoman sure goes to the bathroom a lot... January 24, 2007
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SPOILERS follow.

Straight out of BBC and via certain PBS channels comes MY HERO, an affable, off-the-wall comedy series about that strange visitor from that distant planet, Thermoman (Ardal O'Hanlon). He hails from the planet Ultron and has only recently arrived on Earth. He's not built like a regular guy: he has six toes on each foot for added balance, double jointed knee-caps for extra maneuverability, and a larger than normal navel, of unknown purpose but of which lint content could be used to stuff a duvet. Able to literally sniff out trouble and utilizing restrooms as his means of egress, Thermoman plies his superhero trade on a daily basis and has become one of the busiest caped crusaders around as he rapidly flies around the globe staving off catastrophe after catastrophe. Consequently, he doesn't really have much time for romance. So imagine his surprise when he falls in love with the lovely Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce), a vacationing 29-year-old British lass he rescues from a fall in the Grand Canyon.

The smitten superhero follows her to Northolt, England, where she works as a nurse in the Northolt Health Centre. He introduces himself to her in his civilian guise of George Sunday, owner of a modest, often unpatronized health store. What then follows is his fish-out-of-water wooing of the down-to-earth Janet, who actually prefers to be with a regular bloke but is, nevertheless, charmed, if non-plussed, by the eccentric Mr. Sunday. The rest of the very brief first season goes on to unveil the various pitfalls and domestic annoyances of a working girl in love with a clueless superhero from the stars.

No, MY HERO is definitely not one of those cerebral comedy shows. It doesn't have multiple intricate plotlines going on per episode.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great British Comedy!! February 10, 2006
This has to be one of my all time favorite British comedies.

George Sunday seems to be a not too bright human but in reality he's a clueless alien from the planet Ultron trying to figure out human nature.

If you don't like or understand British Comedies this show isn't for you BUT if you have a quirky sense of humor you will love this show!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant! March 15, 2006
Knowing that we will be leaving England soon, I am frantically searching for "My Hero" on DVD to watch in America. Hilarious. Classic.Brillant. Such a clever show. A cross between Mork and Mindy and Superman, this show is a must for all comedy fans.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, sweet and cuddly! March 12, 2006
Ardal O'Hanlon, James Dreyfus, Emily Joyce, and Geraldine McNulty.

A regular, very caring guy from another planet, perfect part for Ardal,(emphasis on "from another planet") and a very cute human girlfriend (now wife)and a great surrounding cast of talented nuts and people who we love to see get theirs. It's way out there sometimes, but always maintains a rudder of humanity or should I say a British foundation of human decency. I mean, if someone's arm falls off or something, they get it back so don't worry! Everything comes out good in the end and it's a welcome treat each week, well worth watching and purchasing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thermoman!
Excellent program. O'Hanlan, a great comic actor in his own right, plays Thermoman, an Ultronian sent to Earth to fight disasters that threaten mankind. Read more
Published 4 days ago by James D. Crabtree
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 28 days ago by Susan Rivers
5.0 out of 5 stars I Have The Great Honor To Review This Show From Britain
I Have The Great Honor To Review This Show From Britain! I Think Ardal O'Hanlon Is Truely One Of The Best Comedic Actors Of All Of Northern Europe That I Have Ever Seen! Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Mark Samios
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 something Daughter loves it
If you like the Father Ted Series, you can appreciate this gentle comedy, too. Ardal O'Hanlon has the innocent straight face down to an art! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Zippy
5.0 out of 5 stars I am extreemely happy with this one. I highly recomend it.
I own season 1 & 2
Very happy with both
Hoping someday to find season # 3
It is a cute super hero comedy love story
Published 6 months ago by Jon
5.0 out of 5 stars It really IS my hero!
I first watch this movie on TV. I liked it so much that I decided to have it in my DVD collection. It's hilarious in my view. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Oleksander
5.0 out of 5 stars my hero full complete all 6 seasons
I loved this programme ardal o Hanlon was bloody brilliant until he left the show the that James drafus joined which I didn't like at all a real made that programme bring it back I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by craig webb
4.0 out of 5 stars My Hero-Season One
The quality was a bit uneven but Ardal O'Hanlon in my opinion has incredible flashes of comic genius that are well worth waiting for.
Published 7 months ago by Thomas H. Waggener
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to watch!
I absolutely love this show! I discovered this show years ago on the public television network one Saturday evening, when they play Britcoms. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kristina Adams
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When will they come out with the other seasons
Yah! I wanna know too! I called stupid WLIW about this show and they told me they "lost their license" to this show back in 2004 - and silly me - I was just sitting around watching back to back episodes of ATGB and KUP. WLIW just informed me - they will NEVER be airing this show... Read More
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