All in all, the Alphas season premiere is competent and enjoyable when it comes to action and pacing, but this show (especially given its modest budget) will rise and fall on the continuation of the character development begun in Season 1, and the jury's still out on that front.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings
Sep 10, 2012I'm 5 episodes into the season and I'm very impressed at how quickly and dramatically the show has changed it's direction. It actually suprised me, as the first season was painfully slow last season and character development was incredibly weak. Everything is almost a polar opposite of that this season, characters are starting to show depth, the story finally has a true direction.
Hope it keeps up!… Full Review »
Dec 6, 2012If the first season of this show wasn't bad enough, Alphas managed to squeeze out a second season despite poor ratings. And it has gone from a mediocre show with a bad plot, to a terrible show with a horrendous plot. About the only positive thing about this entire season of this show was the ending (to remain spoiler free I won't mention what happened) and even that was inconstant with the logic it attempted to create in just the few episodes prior to it. It's an OK show to watch if you have absolutely nothing else to do.… Full Review »
Aug 20, 2012(as of episode 5, "Gaslight") Alphas is back for season 2, and it's better than ever. With a new lead character Kat and a ton of great guest stars, Alphas is really delivering this season. The show has really taken a queue from the viewers and has made this season more personal and dark, and it's really come a long way since the pilot. Gary is still hilarious, but now Rachel, Nina and Dr. Rosen are really getting their time to shine. It'd be a shame to cancel such a great show (even better considering it's on SyFy) just based on ratings. Alphas is truly one of the most underrated shows on television.… Full Review »