Critic Consensus: It treads familiar ground, but Alphas succeeds on the strength of its characters and brisk pacing.
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A team of people with extraordinary physical and mental abilities are known to the CIA and FBI as Alphas. Their purpose is to hone in their special powers to solve crimes committed by other up-and-coming Alphas. Among this group is Bill (Malik Yorba), who has extreme strength and Rachel (Azita Ghanizada) with the ability to enhance any of her five senses. There is also Cameron (Warren Christie) with super accurate aim and coordination. Gary (Ryan Cartwright) can see electromagnetic wavelengths… More
as Dr. Leigh Rosen
as Rachel Myers
as Nina Theroux
as Bill Harken
as Gary Bell
as Christian Hicks
as Stanton Parish
as Dr. Graham Kern
as Agent Sullivan
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It's that kind of science-fiction drama, one that understands that a little bit of bathos and banality will enrich the mix, rather than curdle it.
If Alphas can improve upon some of its core storytelling themes, it has definite potential.
SyFy's Alphas might have been a reasonable excuse for summer entertainment five years ago but we've seen too many shows like it in the last few to give this disappointment a pass.
Alphas is a good place to get a nice summer TV-fix for those seeking some superpowered entertainment with a more down-to-earth appeal.