A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Max Guevera / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Logan Cale (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Reagan 'Normal' Ronald (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Donald Lydecker (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Alec / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Herbal Thought (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Ames White (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Joshua / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Asha Barlow (21 episodes, 2001-2002)


In a future of political, economic and moral collapse, a genetically enhanced superhuman prototype named Max escapes from military confines and dwells amidst the decadent underground street life of *Seattle* to avoid government agents who want to bring her back into the fold. Searching for others of her kind who were scattered in the aftermath of her escape, Max encounters Logan, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse America. Eventually, Logan calls her to the highest part of her being and Max becomes his samurai as the pair takes on the ruthless power-brokers of the new millennium. Max and Logan's odyssey leads them closer to the secret of her past, deepening and complicating their relationship in the process. Written by Ronos

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3 October 2000 (USA)  »

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While filming the second-season finale, guest star Amy Dumas broke her neck when a stuntwoman did not hold her properly while she was doing a "Litacanrana" causing her to land on her head. See more »


In "The Berissford Agenda" Logan acts like it's the first time he's met and seen Joshua. This is false because he saw Joshua before in "Two". See more »


X5 494/"Alec": We're living on borrowed time. And if you don't put your heart out there on the line, you're never really living at all.
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User Reviews

The show's OK... Alba is awesome
9 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't the best show out there, but it is pretty good. The writing is OK (if a bit predictable) and the acting passes(nothing special), but the real reason to watch is Jessica Alba. She does a superb job and I never got bored with the show, which is unusual for me.

I can't figure out why they would cancel it, it had tons of viewers, but if you are looking for more you can read several books that were written continuing the story. For those hoping it will come back you are out of luck because it has been years now since it was canceled, but i still haven't given up hope of a feature film sometime in the future.

Bottom line: If you are looking for a short entertaining show and you like Alba, this one's for you.

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