Alphas (2011–2012)

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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

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 Dr. Lee Rosen (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gary Bell (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Cameron Hicks (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Rachel Pirzad (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Nina Theroux (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Bill Harken (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Nathan Clay (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Stanton Parish (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Following the death of a witness in a court case, Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (advanced human beings) who have have a number of special skills that makes them a formidable team. As Rosen mentors them and teaches the team to harness their considerable skills, they begin to realize that there are powerful forces behind the courthouse murder, including one of their own. Written by Anonymous

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Alphas was originally called "Section 8, Alphas" during development. Although initially developed in 2006, it wasn't until 2009 that it was picked up by a network. See more »

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[opening theme]
Trey Lockerbie: [singing] Don't take "no" for an answer / 'nd there's no telling where we've been... / 'Cause people don't understand, understand, understand / People don't understand / People like me.
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Yes! This is an excellent show!
14 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellently done show, and any negative review is completely wrong! I was a little wary to watch it at first because I figured it was just another random SyFy show, but I was sorely mistaken. The show is essentially about people able to tap into extraordinary abilities (called "Alphas") because of a unique neurological difference, working together to fight a criminal group with similar abilities.

The show was expertly done, with every character thoroughly established in the pilot. I was immediately gripped by the show after the first line (watch it, it's funny and dramatic all at once). I was actually expecting it to falter but I have to say that not once did the show not keep me interested. All the characters mesh well together (check out the hilarious banter between Gary and Bill, played by Ryan Cartwright and Malik Yoba respectively), and luckily it's not one of those annoying shows where people have abilities without limit, yet somehow find a way to thwart themselves by either "forgetting" their superpower or just not using it for the sake of conflict (*cough* No Ordinary Family *cough*).

While maintaining a superhuman atmosphere, this show realistically portrays an environment with extraordinary abilities that complement each other in a complex and well thought out manner.

My advice, give the show a chance. Watch the pilot and you won't be disappointed. Awesome show with awesome characters, all of whom are well-developed. This show will definitely make it to the top of your "must watch" list of the week!


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