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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 Max Guevera / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Logan Cale (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Reagan 'Normal' Ronald (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Donald Lydecker (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Alec / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Herbal Thought (21 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Ames White (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Joshua / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Asha Barlow (21 episodes, 2001-2002)

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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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When the character of Alec was conceived for the series' season 2, the writers knew they wanted him to be a somewhat amoral X5 with a sharp wit. They chose to immediately hire Jensen Ackles for the role, who had previously played a rogue serial killing X5 in a season 1 episode. They explained the actor's return in a different role by saying that Alec was his former, and deceased, character's twin. Although they had only seen Ackles as a dramatic actor in his previous roles, everyone in the production was pleased to see that Ackles had a natural talent as a comedian. See more »

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In "Exposed", Original Cindy opens Sketchy's camera, overexposing the film. Later on, the prints are all shown to be solid black. In reality, the prints would have been solid white. See more »

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Max Guevara: Why is it that guys are so task oriented? It's just work, work, work, work, work.
Sketchy: Because otherwise it's just sex, sex, sex, sex, sex.
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The actors' names appear in barcode form before and after appearing in English. See more »

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Referenced in May All Your Christmases Be Black (2007) See more »

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Echoes peoples darkest fears of the modern age.
1 December 2014 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of this show. I thought the combo of Jessica Alba and Michael Weatherly was a good one. I only saw the first season-there were two seasons. Good pace and good setting makes this show work well. Good placement of humor helps also. There is way too much humorless SF out there which really gets old after a while. Despite the show being a few years old I find it is still watchable-maybe it even got better with age. Its funny to see Michael Weatherly in a not NCIS role because I have grown so accustomed to seeing him do the NCIS thing on the show of the same name. I haven't seen Jessica Alba for ages in anything. I guess this show can be considered proof she existed. The show explores the darkest fears of the modern age-that genetic manipulation exists and has been used to create people who burn twice as bright for half as long. A little like Bladerunner's Replicants. James Cameron was involved so you have to figure it owed its basic concepts to something else. Other than than derivative element of it-its not a bad ride. I give it a seven for the acting but I think the derivative nature of the plots underpinning is at a five level. Gots to pay them bills I guess.


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