My Hero - Season One
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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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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).Read more ›
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!
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.Read more ›
There's something so offbeat and totally original about My Hero
The cast is great, the writing and story development is smart and funny!
It's Laugh Out Loud funny and once you get a taste of it. You'll get hooked!
Fans of Other Great BBC Shows: Red Dwarf,Coupling,The Office, Bean, and Father Ted will love this this Unique Sitcom
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Hero is a must have! I love this show and watch it whenever it's on! I also own season one and two. I have watched them numerous of times and they always have me in stitches! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Annette L. Krosch
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 morePublished 16 months ago by James D. Crabtree
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 morePublished 18 months ago by M. Reilly
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 morePublished 22 months ago by Zippy
I own season 1 & 2
Very happy with both
Hoping someday to find season # 3
It is a cute super hero comedy love story
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 morePublished 22 months ago by Oleksander
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