Due to my inability to commit to even TV series that I love, I've only tonight sat down to the first two full episodes of Heroes. As I've previously noted, this is about the formation of a superhero team, rather than sliding the origin story into 6 pages of issue 1. So what do I think?
The Whedon-esque awareness of genre is there - the mysterious agent suggests that the name Suresh is as common as Smith or Anderson; Hiro is the one who makes all the Star Trek references, but it's someone else who has an evil twin in a mirror universe. But I was musing, as it started, how do you form a superhero team? Logically, you all link up with the pre-cog, was one of my theories. On cue, up turns a pre-cog, linked to one (or more) of our characters. Of course he's a junkie artist, who created prophetic artworks while nodding off. He ODs at the end of the first episode. Well, says I, great, but I'd have killed the pre-cog at the start of the series and only have him (and his work) appear in flashback.
Next, of course, they kill the pre-cog. I am in love with this series.
 Even now, I've only seen half of Life on Mars. If you're a person that I love, imagine that's about where our relationship is.
 As opposed to watching isolated 5 or 10 minutes burst, before changing channels at the ad break.
 Obviously this is not original, nor is my other leading idea, the guy who figures out what's going on and tracks down the talents to create a team. Following on from this, storytellingly, the disaster that hits New York on 8 November is caused by one of the good guys, not the super-powered serial killer.
 Used with malice-a-forethought.
 In a flash-forward. But still.