Alphas is a show thats somewhat perfect to watch after "Heroes."
It corrects almost all the mistakes of that show, while being its own thing.
Like Heroes, its about a team of people with special ability's. "super powers" if you like.
Unlike Heroes, it trys to portray it somewhat realistically. No one flies or has telekinesis. No one can shape shift or absorb other peoples powers.
Sure, we have amazing ability's, but they seem a bit more plausible. A person with enhanced senses. A person who is stronger then normal. A person that can pick up radiowaves with their mind.
The other main difference is it starts of with them already as a team. This is a group that knows eachother and works together.
Put simply, they get on with things quickly.
The best thing about the show though is the teams leader. Played by David Strathairn
, the character is calm and genuinely avoids conflict at all costs. This is a guy that really trys to understand people - both the acting and scripting is excellent. He see's both sides of every conflict, and you can really believe he emphasis with everyone.
Lots of characters in tv shows and movies....and especially comic books....say they try to avoid conflict, but its normally nothing you see them do on screen. This is a series that shows it.
You could believe this guy could talk a terrorist down.
And because of this I can emphasis with the team more. They feel like genuine heroes because they try to save everyone - including the "bad guys".
, Reviewed By Darkflame
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