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Alphas 

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Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.
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2012   2011  
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Series cast summary:
David Strathairn ...  Dr. Lee Rosen 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Ryan Cartwright ...  Gary Bell 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Warren Christie ...  Cameron Hicks 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Azita Ghanizada ...  Rachel Pirzad 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Laura Mennell ...  Nina Theroux 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Malik Yoba ...  Bill Harken 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Mahershala Ali ...  Nathan Clay 12 episodes, 2011-2012
John Pyper-Ferguson ...  Stanton Parish 10 episodes, 2011-2012
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Following the death of a witness in a court case, Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (advanced human beings) who have number of special skills that makes them a formidable team. As Rosen mentors them and teaches the team to harness their considerable skills, they begin to realize that there are powerful forces behind the courthouse murder, including one of their own. Written by Anonymous

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Impossible is what they do best. See more »


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Callum Keith Rennie played Ray McDere on the tv show version of The Firm, and David Stathairn played the same character in the film version of The Firm. See more »

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[opening theme]
Trey Lockerbie: [singing] Don't take "no" for an answer / 'nd there's no telling where we've been... / 'Cause people don't understand, understand, understand / People don't understand / People like me.
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An interesting approach to "superheroes"
7 August 2019 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

The series "Alphas" is about a team of people with some unusual abilities. They are not superheroes, because, in addition to special "powers", this word also carries the personality characteristics that distinguish heroes, which these characters are not. Also, their abilities are not supernatural but explained by neurological mutations that somewhat "hold water", so this is not fantasy but SF. Their "powers" also carry negative consequences, so a character with the ability to gain increased power by consciously pumping adrenaline, after a few minutes remains unusable, a character who can sharpen the sense of choice at the same time "loses" other senses, and a character who can "see" and manipulate electromagnetic waves, and thus monitors cellphones or surfs Internet without aids, is at the same time autistic. Besides the action, the series is quite dedicated to the characterization of the protagonists and their mutual relationships and, although the premise is all but original, the approach to the story is different from similar shows I've encountered so far. It had potential, and it's a shame it was canceled after just two seasons.

7/10


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USA

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English | Persian

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11 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Section 8 See more »

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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