(also, they didn't solve crimes in Heroes. Mostly they ran away from shadowy organizations or serial killers)
The reason I liked this so much was because it wasn't slick, and because the characters weren't all likeable with schticks and catchphrases. They all had believable interactions, and they all seemed like real people with actual motivations and thoughts going through their heads instead of a collection of powers with shitty dialogue thrown in. As opposed to Heroes, which was all about the 'mystery' aspect, and 'No Ordinary Family' which couldn't decide if it wanted to be fluff or not, this thing looks like a Robert Altman film brought to Sci Fi..and I'm really into that. I also like that their headquarters wasn't a slicked down, black and chrome, computer lined place with all kinds of techno gadgets that just got invented yesterday.. it seemed like the kind of thing you'd get on a government budget: expensive stuff that doesn't always work, offices that look like offices, Walky Talkys, with earpieces that have curly wires, and a "Dream Team" style van to shuttle everyone around in.
And he should get a chance to drive the car.
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