Alphas: Season 2
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There are plenty of new surprises such as the introduction of new ALPHAS and character histories. For example, in episode 4, "When Push Comes to Shove," Nina's past is revealed and highlights how she used her gift to control others with dire consequences.
If you loved season 1, you gotta keep up with season 2!
Normally cliffhanger endings piss me off but in this case I will make an exception. Loved it! Love the character developement on this show. Love that they brought back Summer Glau. Love that they have Sean Astin. Love that the girls get to be the ones who save the world with their minds instead of the boys with their guns. Love all the new questions that this episode brought up. I can't wait for the new season!
Basically: I love this show and hope others do too :D
Are there flaws, absolutely, but there was a good blend of character development and interaction, decent acting with only enough melodrama to keep things interesting, a major bad guy with many minor villains, and an interesting storyline that threaded its way quietly in the background in season 1 and became increasingly more visible in season 2 culminating in a major "event" at the end of season 2.
There has been some comparisons to X-Men although I personally think the main similarity has more to do with the governments overzealous "us" versus "them" mentality which is a common theme in many different mutant, alien, and other simialar movies, TV series, and graphic novels. There was even some of that in Hero's.
Speaking of Hero's, in hindsight I think I did what some others might have done when Alpha's was on and that was to compare it to Hero's. Even though Hero's also had its flaws it was a landmark show and, although it might have been unfair, Alpha seemed like a poor substitute for the special effects and scope of Hero's story.
They say timing is everything and after watching Alpha's again I think if this show had come out last year or this year it would have had a better chance at survival.
Now for the rant... unfortunately, unlike Eureka and Warehouse 13, both of which ended after Alpha's, SyFy did not give Alpha enthusiasts any decent closure with the show.Read more ›
I absolutely hated the cliffhanger ending with no closure. It's obnoxious for networks to do that. Basic human decency would call for a final post-season show with closure for viewers. I hope one day that becomes the norm for those shows that get cancelled. Otherwise, they are torturing viewers. Some of us aren't able to sleep at night from lack of closure!
Some of my favorite characters were Gary who was so lovably quirky. Dr Rozen was superb, but that's no surprise. Rachel was wonderful. And Cat added a lot. To tell the truth, they were ALL great, and they worked well together on screen.
I just don't understand why some of the other really stupid shows out there get good ratings, when a quality show like Alphas doesn't make it.
For those who said this is too much like X-Men, I disagree. X-Men is comic-book like with very extreme characters. X-Men has great effects, but who cares? There's not much nuance going on there in terms of the characters in X-Men. X-Men has that superhero flashy in-your-face quality to it. And Alphas has real people living everyday lives like you while struggling with the very real struggles of life with extra abilities, which for some of the Alphas are DISabilities. Very real characters with lots of psychological depth.
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Probably don't get a chance to edit a review when you lose it (which I did). However, I sincerely wish (like all of the other reviews) that it had been continued. Read morePublished 15 days ago by RoverD
Was a great series. Wish it would come back or at least had a proper ending.Published 2 months ago by R.L. Slingerland
Season 2 and sadly, the finale of yet another great TV series that was ended far too quickly. This series had such promise & could have become a hit series that lasted far longer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CJ Smith
Ahead of its time. Would fit in with today's super hero craze.Published 6 months ago by Kevin J. Miles
Could not get into it. Xmen knock-off - even though good actors. I cannot be kind.Published 9 months ago by OKAT
This was the TV version of X-Men. As a group, they had to use their individual abilities to solve situations and learn to work together. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LD
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