Look, conceptually, Syfy's Alphas isn't breaking any new ground. The basic set up evokes X-Men, Heroes and any other story about what happens when certain humans begin to develop superpowers. But just because a story is familiar doesn't mean it's not more
Everything Alphas brought to the table has been done before. A band of special individuals coming together, while fighting a group of evil superheroes? Sounds like X-Men . The use of these abilities to solve crimes? Hello, Heroes . I suppose the X-Men til more
ALPHAS “Pilot” Season 1, Episode 1 – When I had read about the premise of Syfy’s new scripted series, Alphas , I was immediately reminded of NBC’s Heroes . I had originally approached Heroes with an eager anticipation and was left disappointed, so I wa more
If you have even casual familiarity with the world of superhero comics and films, nothing about 'Alphas' (10PM ET Monday, Syfy) will strike you as unusual.
There aren't any tights or costumes in sight, but many of the familiar building blocks are put in more
"Heroes" ultimately turned out to be a terrible show, but its initial success - and the way that certain viewers stuck with it long after it became clear just how terrible it was - suggested there was a significant appetite for that kind of TV show. So ex more