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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 11, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: The government throws Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) in jail and the Alphas are disbanded.
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
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  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jul 20, 2012
    70
    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.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 4, 2013
    10
    Thank you, this show is just fascinating!!!! I hope the best for the next season, the characters are perfectly built, and the plot is aThank you, this show is just fascinating!!!! I hope the best for the next season, the characters are perfectly built, and the plot is a magnet , the show is keeping upward getting better results episode by episode Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2013
    9
    Alphas evolved greatly in its second season. Season one was an enjoyable diversion about interesting people, boosted mostly by some greatAlphas evolved greatly in its second season. Season one was an enjoyable diversion about interesting people, boosted mostly by some great actors (specifically Strathairn and Cartwright). Season two became a lot more. It became an intriguing look at good, evil, and the gray in between. And it featured phenomenal character development and examination. Season two was a suprisingly sophisticated exercise in storytelling. So very sad that we won't get a season 3. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2012
    9
    (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(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. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2012
    9
    I'm 5 episodes into the season and I'm very impressed at how quickly and dramatically the show has changed it's direction. It actuallyI'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!
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  5. Dec 25, 2012
    6
    The only reason I still continue to watch this tv show is for the English actor Ryan Cartwright, he excels in the role of the autistic, theThe only reason I still continue to watch this tv show is for the English actor Ryan Cartwright, he excels in the role of the autistic, the other characters are really quite dull without interest... Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2012
    0
    If 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 aIf 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. Expand

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