UPDATE: They’re going to show the last 3 episodes on Sunday, Oct 22, starting at 8pm. So, you can get caught up if you missed it.

That still doesn’t totally help if you missed the first episode. So, here’s a plot summary. (Don’t read it if you want to figure stuff out yourself.)

The premise of the show is that evolution (or something) is making up for all the dangers of the world by causing genetic mutations that result in superhuman powers. Think X-Men without the tights.

A genetics professor in India was tracking down all the mutants when he was murdered. His semi-estranged son, Mohinder Suresh, came to New York to find out what his father was doing, and he winds up trying to finish his father’s work. There is a bad guy stalking him…

The mutants include:

Isaac Mendez, a heroin addict who is a painter and comic book artist. He winds up painting the future whenever he’s high. He is going nuts, because one of his paintings shows New York City going up in a mushroom cloud.

Hiro Nakamura, a Japanese office worker who can bend time and space. So far, he has figured out how to teleport and travel to the future (where he sees Isaac murdered and the nuke exploding).

Claire Bennet, a high school cheerleader in Texas who is invulnerable. She doesn’t want any part of being a “freak”, but she has a geeky kid at school film her doing things like jumping off towers onto her face. She rescues a firefighter in a burning train wreck, and things take off from there. At the end of the first episode, it is revealed that the bad guy stalking Mohinder is Claire’s father.

Peter Petrelli, a young guy who thinks he can fly. He works for Simone, the girlfriend of Isaac, taking care of her dying father as a hospice worker. He keeps trying to convince his brother, Nathan, that he has super powers. Unfortunately, Nathan is running for Congress, and this “crazy talk” is just what he doesn’t want in the papers. In the end of the first episode, Peter jumps off the roof of a 15-story building, and Nathan flies up and catches him, showing that he is also a mutant.

Niki Sanders, a stripper in Las Vegas. She has a young son; her husband is a wanted criminal; and she is in debt to the mob. While she tries to figure out how to get out from under all that, she keeps seeing herself in mirrors as a different person. Finally, when the mob muscle comes to collect on her debt, she blacks out and wakes up to two dead bad guys (one is ripped in half).

Matt Parkman, an L.A. cop who can hear people’s thoughts. He’s not introduced until the 2nd episode.

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6 Responses to OMGWTFLOLOLOL!

  1. kat says:

    Yes, yes it is.
    That was so awesome with her all cut up on the slab and then she breathes and gets up, healed. Fucking awesome. I want to be invincible…lol

  2. Karan says:

    I like it! Finally we agree!!

  3. geeky says:

    damn, i wanted to watch that show and i missed the premier. now i’m all behind and confused about what’s going on. maybe they’ll do reruns this summer.

  4. Cableman says:

    I was trying to refrain from adding any more shows to my list, but this one is definately a keeper!!!

  5. Brian says:

    See, I *knew* this would happen! I’ve missed all the episodes so far, but it’s a “serial” program and now I have to wait for rerun season to catch up, or spend an enormous amount of time trying to download torrents.

    Maybe I’ll wait until the inevitable “Complete First Season” DVD and catch up that way.

  6. mel says:

    yes, yes it is!!

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