What do you get when you mix Canada, super heroes, and a lot of latex together? You get the comic-inspired Quebec-based web series Heroes of the North!
Set in a world where super heroes and vigilantes both fight crime, and sometimes each other, Heroes definitely fills a niche that many other web series definitely ignore: comic book nerds. Sure, a geek-filled web series may make a pop culture reference to Krypton or The Fantastic Four, but this is a show built from the ground up for fans of heroes who fight crime and look badass while doing it.
The production is easily the strongest part of this series, as the look and sound are both great. The camera work is clever and never for fan service, which I'm sure is a welcome relief to the female audience. The special effects, while not on the same level as a hundred million dollar Hollywood film, are never cheap looking.
The writing starts out slow, with all of the characters being introduced separately so the audience knows whom each hero is, but without an overarching story there's little reason to continue watching. However, when the main story kicks in it quickly becomes riveting, and occasionally funny.
The acting is very good, as is the choreography for the fight scenes. Sometimes the dialogue is difficult to understand as English is clearly not the first language for many of the actors, but the facial expressions and body language of the actors express clearly enough what their accents can't.
Individually and as a whole, Heroes of the North is an excellent web series and should be watched by everyone. The only problem, per se, is its status as a Koldcast TV exclusive, as that website's player is known to have freezing and buffering issues, but if you can get past those technical difficulties you're in for a real treat!