2 items from 2011
Alphas, from Michael Karnow and comic book movie veteran Zak Penn (X-Men 2, Elektra, The Incredible Hulk), is a relatively realistic show about people with superpowers, though given this description, it’s less gritty (at least initially) than you might expect. It’s not like Jason Bourne with superpowers (or Battlestar Galactica, despite the presence of Callum Keith Rennie). And the realism doesn’t stop the show from having some cool special effects.
It’s broadly similar to Warehouse 13 (another SyFy show also scored by Edward Rogers) in tone and visual style, though Alphas’ pilot is better. Since Warehouse 13 was relatively slow to start, but got really good in the second half of Season 1, then hopefully Alphas could be even better, if it shows the same level of improvement. The characters aren’t as good as in Warehouse 13, though it’s early days yet, though most of them are quite good, »
Why Watch? Because we’ve all love a shady spot in the pasture. Disney brought this children’s story to life in animation and won an Oscar for it. It’s a sweet film that seems far sillier than it could have been because the narrator, Don Wilson, delivers the voices as well. Don’t worry, Ferdinand. We don’t [...] »
- Cole Abaius
2 items from 2011
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