This week we are celebrating the best Heroes and Villains on Freeview Play. Whether it’s a band of teenagers on community service fighting evil with their supernatural powers in Misfits, or Buffy’s battles with the undead - if you love classic tales of the struggles between good and evil there is something for you. Take a look at our top picks and head over to Channel 100 to have a browse.
Heroes, BBC iPlayer
A classic noughties drama series about people across the world dealing with the newly discovered superpowers they possess. There’s a man who can paint pictures of the future, a woman who sees a different side of herself in the mirror, a teenage cheerleader whose every injury heals itself, a Tokyo office worker who thinks he can travel through time and space and a man running for congress in New York, whose younger brother believes he can fly. The entire box set is available to binge now.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All 4
The Buffy The Vampire Slayer box set is available to binge now on All 4. If you did not watch it the first time round - it’s time to meet Buffy Summers. Buffy is attempting to live a normal teenage life at Sunnydale High School, but she is destined to become a hunter of vampires and demons. Slowly, and guided by her Watcher, Giles and helped by friends Willow and Xander, Buffy embraces her responsibilities.
Misfits, All 4
When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed strange superpowers. Kelly can hear people’s thoughts, Simon can turn invisible, Curtis can turn back time, and anyone who touches Alyssa falls in complete lust for her, only one of them does not seem to have been affected, Nathan. All five series are available now.
Batwoman, All 4
Set three years after billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego, Batman disappeared, his cousin Kate Kane sets out to overcome her demons and become a symbol of hope by protecting the streets of Gotham City as Batwoman. Catch up on the series so far on All 4.
Fort Salem, BBC iPlayer
In an alternate version of present-day America, witches are deployed on the frontline of military defence. Having ended their persecution some 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to use magic in the service of national security, they are now enlisted at an early age to train in combat witchcraft under the steely discipline of an all-female command. Catch the entire first series now on BBC iPlayer.