It seems as the older I get, the more the geekiness of my youth seems to creep back into my life. In the past few years I have delved back into Sci Fi, especially in terms of television. It started with the re-vamped Battlestar Galactica, moved onto Doctor Who and Being Human and now continues with Alphas of the SyFy Network.
Like Haven a year ago, I am giving Alphas a chance, but I stuck with Haven for just three episodes and we’ll see if I stay with Alphas any longer.
The show has a nice concept. Think X-Men, meets X-Files meets CSI.
Alphas are people with special abilities. Think mutants from the X-Men universe or the super humans from Heroes.
We learn there are different factions of Alphas, the team we are following appear to work for some unspecified government agency. Their purpose is to solve crimes that normal agencies can’t or shouldn’t. Then there is Red Flag, who appear to be the bad guys, though there are hints that things are not what they seem.
The powers are pretty standard, but they do try to put a “real world” scientific twist to them. (more…)