After a miserable first day of middle school, Alex Mack winds up getting drenched with an experimental chemical, leaving her with unusual powers.

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After a miserable first day of middle school, Alex Mack winds up getting drenched with an experimental chemical, leaving her with unusual powers.

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8 October 1994 (USA)  »

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In the series, Jessica Alba's character, Jess is portrayed as being much older than Larisa Oleynik's character Alex and a bully, in reality their birthdays are only about a month apart. See more »

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In the scene following Alex getting the chemical spilled on her, when she enters the garage, the reflection of the cameraman's face can be seen in a table saw. See more »

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Pretty solid kids stuff
18 November 2013 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I recently found this show and to be honest, aside from airing on Nickelodeon. It didn't look that bad. I sat down and watched the pilot tonight and I think as far as kids shows go this actually holds some weight in terms of quality instead of the over-the-top fake, vain and materialistic kids shows being made today.

The plot is that Alex Mack is a teenaged girl on her first day of Junior High along with her best friend Ray. She has a rough day: her timetable is torn, stuffed in a locker and bullied. She wants to do anything she can to fit in better and not be the average girl. On her way home a truck containing a top secret chemical driven by the world's dumbest "best guy" almost runs her over and instead has Alex drenched in the chemical from head to toe. Once she goes back home her older sister Annie as well as Ray find out she has telekinesis, the ability to conduct electricity, the ability to alter her mollecular level and become a human puddle as well as the strangest power (and that's saying something) of glowing whenever she's nervous. The chemical plant then goes from door to door to find Alex and despite the truck driver not getting a good look can identify them using technology as well as the fact that a handprint was left at the scene.

I'm not going to tell you all of it. But if there are 2 things that this show suffers from. It would be the music and the editing. The editing is choppy and it obviously seems like they wanted to squeese more in, but couldn't due to timeslot restraints. The music is more tolerable but even then... It still is the goofiest part of the show.

There are other minor complaints such as the clichés but then again not all shows targeted towards a family audience will do things groundbreaking. So that is excusable.

Onto what I liked. When watching I can tell that they are making some kind of effort for this show. It's not much but at least they're TRYING. I also found the acting to be good too. I also find Alex a likable character, it might be just me but something just kind of clicked for her character.

So to be perfectly honest, while this might end up being guilty pleasure television I find this pilot a solid start. The characters are likable, the show is not materialistic and the acting is believable. This show does have a lot of problems but in comparison with today's kids shows, I'd pick this over all of them.


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