Heroes 4 Seasons 2008

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Season 3
(359) IMDb 7.7/10
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8. Villains TV-14 CC

To prepare for the confrontation ahead, Hiro (Masi Oka) explores what forces -- and familiar faces -- helped twist Sylar (Zachary Quinto), Flint (Blake Shields), and Arthur Petrelli (Robert Forster) into villains.

Starring:
Jack Coleman, James Kyson
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
November 10, 2008

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Villains

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Season 3

Customer Reviews

Awesome action and great twists and turns too.
Trunkneck
Just keep watching episode after episode...I love this series and can't wait to see what happens next!
Cherie Eifler
If you like season 1 and 2, then of course you will like 3 as well.
KAYEE LAU

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96 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 27, 2009
Format: DVD
There is no way around it: the first half of Season Three of HEROES was as bad as Season Two had been. And there was little hope that it was going to get better. But then it did. Much of the improvement might have been the result of one of the greatest tragedies of the 2008-2009 season, ABC's cancellation of one of the best shows in the history of television, PUSHING DAISIES. But one show's tragedy is another's great fortune. Bryan Fuller, who had been a consulting producer for HEROES in its first and promising season (he was given writing credits on what is to this day by far the greatest HEROES episode ever, the brilliant Season One episode "Company Man," was suddenly freed from PUSHING DAISIES, and was made the new show runner for HEROES after several producers and writers were released from the show. The improvement in the show was not instantaneous, but it was close. By the end of the season the show was as interesting as it had been in flashes in Season One.

Whether it was Fuller or not, the show had by the end of Season Three begun to have a direction once again. Both Season Two and the first half of Three had seen the show go down a series of confusing and generally unpleasant directions. One story arc had minimal connection with what had gone before and all indications were that they were just making things up as they went along. And what they were making up simply wasn't very good. Has the show finally turned around? If the difference has indeed been Bryan Fuller's involvement, it is entirely possible. I just know that by the end of Season Three I was actually looking forward to each episode again. For ages it was simply something I watched because I had been watching CHUCK.
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39 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Pikminfan on July 27, 2009
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Smell that? That's the smell of a once great television show going straight down the crapper. Thanks to an unbelievably awful season 3-there's really little point left in following the once brilliant "Heroes". Over the course of this extremely disappointing season, Heroes devolved from a well written, exciting, "must see" television show into a frustrating exercise in viewer patience. Despite the hope that things would improve after a sub-par Season 2, the exploits of the so called "Heroes" (who really do nothing that even remotely resembles anything heroic) yielded nothing but disappointment "weak" after excruciating "weak".

The first volume of Season 3-"Villains" was excessively convoluted and drawn out-sans anything of any real substance happening. Characters also seemed to completely change personalities and flip flop their allegiances on a dime for no other reason than to suit the writer's purposes.

Despite my hopes for an improved second volume with "Fugitives" things only got worse. With a premise that smacked of the completely ridiculous (Nathan's wildly out of left field decision to betray all of his peers and condemn them all to imprisonment for starters) "Fugitives" became a hard pill to swallow in every way imaginable. Despite a noticeable attempt to improve the show and "right the ship" in the last few episodes, the silly and hard to accept premise kept getting in the way. With the exception of the episode set in the "Coyote Sands" desert (which was one of the few watchable episodes of the season) "Fugitives" like "Villains" was a total wash.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lovblad on January 9, 2010
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While the first two seasons were reasonably good ( the first one was exceptional and the seocnd so-so), here the series is clearly losing focus. After having saved the world and having fought Sylar, the "Heroes" are having some difficulties doing something new. The ides here obviously is to at times turn everything upside down by giving most characters a dark side, except Hiro. Unfortunately this does not work at all since the whole idea of the show was to show regular characters being heroic; and since they very often only have superpowers that they do not put to any great use, the fact that they develop a darker side does also not help at all. The acting is good and the episodes can be at times very entertaining but overall the series is really losing steam here. In order to renew it they even shortly thry to humanize Sylar. Also a major problem is these series were characters die and come back all the time. While it is supposed to be unrealistic this premise does not help at all to focus or give a clear line since anything can happen but in the wrong sense.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mercedes Samudio, MSW on August 27, 2009
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Many people have decided that Heroes is nothing ike the first season, and therefore, is a bad show. Some of the reviews constantly compare the show to the first season stating that the show will never, or has not, reached the potential of that season. While I agree, I would also like to give an unbiased review of Season 3.

Season three had two volumes: Volume 3: Villains and Volume 4: Fugitives. First, let's take a look at Vol. 3. The volume took off from the ill-fated Season 2 (Volume 2) ending and tried to make due with. It started off promising with Angela Petrelli manipulating Sylar into thinking he was her son, watching Arthur Petrelli rise to power, and even additions like Daphne made for some interesting story arcs. I liked the idea of the formula, just not how it was executed. And, I even liked the story arc for Hiro. However, my main gripe with this volume was the ret conning of well developed characters as well as the break in mythology. When they ret conned Elle's sociopathic character to be a good girl turned bad by the Company, I was devastated because Elle was a well developed character by the end of Season 2. I also did not like how they tried to weasel her into Sylar's storyline by messing up the main impetus for Sylar's evilness that was developed in Season 1. Then, the whole idea of the catalyst being Claire but no one taking note of it until Volume 3 was a little farfetched. That being said, I did not feel like the show was just so horrible it couldn't be redeemed.

Thus, Volume 4 starts and gives us loyal fans, who understand that sci-fi shows take a few detours in trying to flesh out its mythology, we given some nice story arcs to love. I liked how the show began to go towards the Five Years Gone S1 episode future that many fans loved.
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