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I was not thrilled with the Alphas TV show, quite mediocre and boring. I thought the characters did not blend well and they were annoying. I would rather see the new tv show Three Inches, there cast are a good match. I also would like for the three Inches show to be the originally planned 1 hour show. I read it would be reduced to a 1/2 hour show, which is a big mistake. Haven't heard when the Three Inches tv show will be viewed.
Was expecting this to be on par with Heroes, but it just falls short on so many points.
It's painful to watch when you feel like the characters are dumber than yourself, and you just want them to act differently. It's like the show needs them to be dumb for it to work.
Dr Lee Rosen should have been intelligent, he didn't seem clever at all. Why wasn't Nina's case comparable to the assassin's case? It's like nothing of what he said needed backing up, and it just made him seem stupid.
As for the powers, they all seemed poor to me, except the mind-bending ability. If you are going to give people super powers then give them something really useful and visually satisifying. Don't ruin it all by making them dull and giving them major weaknesses.
Everyone wants to see people flying, telekinetic movement, control of elements and so forth, why not? It's not like they are less believeable than what the series already has.
A relatively smart average person could off all of them, ea
it really felt like x-men to me! but im still watching!
The pilot was only so-so. I'll give it one, possibly two more episodes to get on the ball and become significantly more interesting ..... in both plot and characters.
I have to agree with Autumn. I am really glad Alphas is the way it is. I think people get all caught up in all the cool "stuff" that happens in shows and they just use the story as back up to the cool stuff. I am glad Alphas is a show about people with super abilities who are really just normal at the end of the day. Without all the stuff maybe we can actually pay attention to the nuances of a show like the interaction between the group and what they do. The premiere made me look at things I would not have so I am looking forward to see what happens next.
I enjoyed the premier. but DONT LET HIM DRIVE! i don't know if this is a "must see" on my watch list, but definately a DVR and watch later one. and Bachir, the sweat is what happens when you have the "flight or fight" response, which is part of his power, the adrenlin rush. And also why they stopped him from chasing the shooter since he was "going" for 5 minutes straight at that point. all that adrenlin isn't good for the heart.
Pilot was a 7/10. Will watch for improvements.
Let him drive.
There is no denying Alphas has a lot of potential. If you put a group of talented people such as these together the options are limitless. Let's hope the writers have enough imagination to utilize the characters in ways that are both entertaining and original. Bill does seem to be a bit of a drag. I'm thinking that the fact that he has a history in law enforcement makes him feel like he's the de facto leader working with a group of amateurs. He'll come around once he learns to appreciate the talents of the others in the group. I paused the show when Bill's talent card was flashed on screen. In the small print at the bottom there was reference to his powers causing anger control issues. This might be another reason he's not fully engaging with the group. I'd really like to see how each member of the team was recruited or when they first became aware of their abilities.
It wasn't wat I expected. The guy with the strengh power suck. I didn't see the potential of that power. And what's with the sweat. The girl with the forensic ability is the most amazing of them. The doctor was amazing at controlling people. Overall I give it a 6/10. The bad guy focus on the doctor wasn't explained
I'm still pissed with Syfy for cancelling Stargate Universe, but I will say Alphas was watchable, though at points it dragged on.
(also, they didn't solve crimes in Heroes. Mostly they ran away from shadowy organizations or serial killers)
The reason I liked this so much was because it wasn't slick, and because the characters weren't all likeable with schticks and catchphrases. They all had believable interactions, and they all seemed like real people with actual motivations and thoughts going through their heads instead of a collection of powers with shitty dialogue thrown in. As opposed to Heroes, which was all about the 'mystery' aspect, and 'No Ordinary Family' which couldn't decide if it wanted to be fluff or not, this thing looks like a Robert Altman film brought to Sci Fi..and I'm really into that. I also like that their headquarters wasn't a slicked down, black and chrome, computer lined place with all kinds of techno gadgets that just got invented yesterday.. it seemed like the kind of thing you'd get on a government budget: expensive stuff that doesn't always work, offices that look like offices, Walky Talkys, with earpieces that have curly wires, and a "Dream Team" style van to shuttle everyone around in.
My husband & I have been looking forward to this premier for a while. We were satisfied with it. I'm just happy to see Ryan Cartwright on TV again - and still a squint, sort of. The character of Bill did get kind of irritating after a while.
We will definitely keep this one on our watch list.
It was ok but I wouldn't say it really hit my excitement button.
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