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Masi Oka Will Reprise His Role As Hiro Nakamura In 'Heroes Reborn'

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Masi Oka, the actor best known for his role as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes, will be reprising his role in the upcoming spin-off of the hit NBC show, Heroes Reborn. The 40-year-old actor is set to guest star in the upcoming mini-series. 

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Masi Oka will guest star in Heroes Reborn.

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'Heroes' To Return, But What Went Wrong With The First Run?

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The first season of Heroes was undeniably gripping. The show quickly gained a loyal following and no one could argue that the end of each episode left you on tenterhooks, itching for just a little bit more information to try and work out what the hell was going on. Who wasn’t utterly bamboozled by the very cryptic ‘Save the cheerleader, save the world’ and Claire Bennet’s mysterious regeneration? The first series of Heroes felt promising and fresh, in the early days of the show fans looked forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the show.

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That’s why it was even more of a letdown when over the following seasons it became apparent that the writers had absolutely no idea what the show was meant to be, or where it was heading. Heroes had all of the ingredients to be a smash hit, but something about it just felt clumsy. The villain of the first season, Sylar, played by Zachary Quinto, was sinister to the max. There was something inherently evil about Quinto’s Sylar, which just wasn’t quite matched in the following seasons. Story lines went nowhere, characters felt underdeveloped.  Nobody was surprised to learn that the plots for the coming seasons were rarely planned in advance, it was that obvious. But it was also a shame for a show with that much latent potential to fail so miserably.

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Masi Oka - Los Angeles premiere of 'Pacific Rim' held at the Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th July 2013

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Scott Caan, Alex O'Loughlin and Masi Oka - Scott Caan, Alex O'Loughlin and Masi Oka Sunday 29th July 2012 CBS Showtime's CW Summer 2012 Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

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Friends With Benefits Review

A smart, witty script and a likable cast help overcome the deep-seated rom-com cliches the filmmakers set out to deconstruct. But the central couple's strong chemistry and a stream of lively side characters keep us involved and entertained.

After a humiliating breakup, Dylan (Timberlake) meets with high-achieving headhunter Jamie (Kunis) about a new job. Friendship blossoms, and since Jamie is emotionally damaged after a recent split and Dylan is emotionally unavailable, they decide to sleep together without any deeper attachment.

Meanwhile, they get increasingly involved in each others' lives, most notably as Dylan and his sister (Elfman) cope with their senile father (Jenkins). Of course, the main question is whether Dylan and Jamie can remain friends even if they have sex.

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Masi Oka - Wednesday 20th April 2011 at Arclight Cineramadome Hollywood, California

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Masi Oka - Sunday 16th January 2011 at Golden Globe Awards Los Angeles, California

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Masi Oka Saturday 21st March 2009 The 30th College Television Awards Gala at Culver Studios - Arrivals Culver City, California

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Heroes: Season Two Review

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For many, the second season of this runaway NBC hit was hampered by many things: expectations from the first classic story arc, a writer's strike that seemed to sap all the life out of the media momentum, a familiarity with the characters and the concept, all of which made a sophomore slump all the more likely. Cut down to 11 episodes, and without the planned Origins prequel series to back up its premise, many believed that their favorite superhero show was faltering before it could completely catch on. Such assessments were definitely premature.

When last we left the everyday avengers and their evil antagonists, New York City was saved from a cataclysmic event. Four months later, the authoritarian Company continues its investigation and control over the superhumans, focusing specifically on a new disease that could wipe out their special abilities -- as well as a large percentage of the population. In the meantime, Hiro (Masi Oka) is transported back to feudal Japan, where he discovers something very interesting about the legendary Takezo Kensei (David Anders). Elsewhere, fugitives Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro Herrera (Shalim Ortiz) make their way from Honduras to the United States. Along the way, they meet up with a now-powerless Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Finally, amnesiac Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) remembers who he is, while the cheerleader Claire (Hayden Panettiere) moves to California with her family and tries to have a normal life.

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Heroes: Season One Review

I came to the Heroes ball late. I watched a bit of the first episode on original release, got distracted, and gave up. Not until the first full season was released on DVD did I catch up on what I'd missed: An excellent supernatural drama filled with interesting, unique characters, exciting stories, and fun plot twists.

Basically, Heroes is a comic book come to life, telling us of average people who suddenly find they have special, superhuman powers. A cheerleader, Claire (Hayden Panettiere), discovers she can heal any injury (it's a good thing, too, she'd be dead about 20 times over if she couldn't). A congressional candidate (Adrian Pasdar) can fly. A cop (Greg Grunberg) can read minds. And so on. The story that evolves over the 23 episodes of season one ultimately concern a serial killer, Sylar (Zachary Quinto), who is preying on superheroes and sucking out their powers for himself, and a nuclear bomb that is foretold by one hero to decimate New York City. Somehow the heroes are involved... but they might be able to stop it.

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