Alphas (2011–2012)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi


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Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

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  • Ryan Cartwright in Alphas (2011)
  • Ryan Cartwright and Warren Christie in Alphas (2011)
  • Ryan Cartwright in Alphas (2011)
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Michael Karnow, Zak Penn

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18 July 2011 | heynello
I love it.
I loved Ryan Cartwright on Bones. He's the main reason I wanted to watch. Syfy also does pretty decent shows so I decided to take a look and I was instantly hooked. There's something about the show that sets it apart from the other 'superheros'. Because they're NOT superheroes. They're just people with neurological differences that give them special abilities. Abilities that are not over the top and quite plausible. As well, with these abilities come downsides.

Bill, (Malik Yoba) has the ability to gain strength by igniting his fight or flight response and pumping his adrenaline. You don't see him picking cars up and tossing in the air over his head. No. He can push a car and he can be a good fighter but he doesn't have a super strength. The downside to this is that once he's going for 5 minutes, it starts to take effect on his body.

Nina, (Laura Mennell) has the ability to "influence" or "push" someone into completing an act against their will, by simply looking into their eyes. (Doesn't work on Gary, though). Her downside is mostly trust issues being that nobody who knows of her ability can know for sure whether what acts are genuine.

Rachel, (Azita Ghanizada)has the ability to enhance her senses, for example scan a room or read the New York Times from blocks away, but this comes at the expense of her other senses, leaving her vulnerable.

Gary, (Ryan Cartwright) is I think one of the most interesting characters just because they haven't done many autistic people on shows. His powers are that he can read electromagnetic wavelengths in the air. (Nobody can see this but him). He can track signals from cell phones, look things up on the internet and even watch videos from anywhere. The downside to this is apparently headaches. Some people were mistaken in saying that the downside was that it left him autistic.

By the way, to the person who said that Gary had Aspergers (which I had thought too, being that many people online have stated this fact) that is incorrect. HE HAS HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM, NOT ASPERGERS. This has been confirmed not only by Ryan Cartwright himself on Twitter but on the show pilot when his file comes up in the beginning, you can see under where his power is listed that it says "A high functioning autistic". It's VERY easy to miss! Besides, he doesn't act much like someone with Aspergers. He is definitely straight up autistic.

Cameron, (Warren Christie) is the newest member of the team and the "sort of bad guy" in the pilot episode. His abilities include hyperkinesis (pardon me if I spelled that wrong) which gives him almost perfect balance, hand-eye coordination, etc. But his skills falter when his confidence does.

and last but not least, DR ROSEN (David Strathairn)is the leader of the group.

Saw the 2nd episode and loved it. The characters will develop over time. This is my new summer show.

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