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 was cautious about my curiosity when I found out that Alphas would follow a team of crime fighting super humans. Although I have a personal obsession with human “super” abilities (particularly those which are a result of brain anomalies) I did my best to ignore previews and avoid any news that might give me any false expectations. I didn’t want to be burned by a “super” show again.
Well, I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced look at the Alphas pilot, and while I’m still trying to contain my potentially premature fanaticism, it’s fair to say, I’m hooked.
The pilot episode plays a little bit like an episode of your standard FBI crime drama – only without the normal forensics, subpoenas and search warrants. The plot isn’t anything extraordinary, but the writing is smart and funny and there doesn’t appear to be a weak player among the ensemble cast. Read More...