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Review: Heroes Reborn still asks the world of its audience

There's a social contract inherent in serialized television. Any show that demands you commit to watching each episode in sequential order, week after week, tacitly promises that the ultimate payoff will make up for any lag or less-than-stellar parts of the journey. It's the kind of deal that makes binge-watching enticing and live tune-ins challenging.

Heroes Reborn is unforgivingly serialized. The 13-part miniseries marks the return of Heroes, a comics-inspired NBC series that enjoyed a stellar debut in mid-2000s and seemed to squander all goodwill and viewership as the show dragged on for four seasons. NBC and showrunner Tim Kring want Reborn to "reconnect with the basic elements of the show's first season." Gauging from the first...

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