I like Heroes, but something about the show has bugged me since the first episode. It's not the direction, the characters, or the story it self but rather, what I feel, is this vague smugness underneath it all. Like the writers are patting themselves on the back for bringing "realism" to super-hero themes.
At least that's how I feel. Though I am probably wrong because Jeph Loeb is one of the writers and he writes comics.