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 tilt is to be expected because Alphas is from X-Men: The Last Stand writer, Zak Penn.
For the most part, the "pilot" was middling, but there was just enough from the characters to at least warrant sticking around for a few more episodes. Because if certain flaws can be corrected, SyFy has the potential for another hit. Read More...