“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about, websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).
[Alphas] is a new series on Syfy, and the first few times I saw a promo for the show, I thought of [Wanted]. For in the Alphas pilot episode, an assassin makes what appears to be an impossible shot.
While watching the pilot episode, comparisons to the [X-Men] started coming to mind. For Alphas has [Dr. Lee Rosen], who could be their [Professor Xavier].
The rest of the Alphas cast is a mix of X-Men strengths and weaknesses. For [Bill Harken] becomes super-strong when under duress while having to be monitored by the others in order to guard against him having a complete meltdown—both physically and mentally. [Cameron Hicks] is the one who made that apparently impossible shot while under the hypnotic control of the bad guys, and suffers from an assortment of psychological problems. [Nina Theroux] can get most men (and probably quite a few ladies) to do whatever she wants on just her looks alone, and adding to that is the ability to take the power of suggestion off the scale, which also greatly enhances her ability to be a manipulative (insert b-word here). [Gary Bell] can see and manipulate electro-magnetic currents without the use of any people skills whatsoever. Finally, [Rachel Pirzad] possesses super-enhanced senses, which also makes her all the more sensitive to just how insensitive everyone else is.
Yes, Alphas is the Syfy version of the X-Men, and I have a theory on how they can keep coming up with the programs they do. Granted, I may be way off, but I suspect that the powers that be at Syfy regularly hangout in haunts where the purple haze in the air is more than just a color.
No, I will not be tuning in again. In fact, I only made it through the first 20 minutes or so of the pilot.
How could I have expected anything different, considering all of the ranting and raving I have done about the quality of Syfy programming lately? Next question, please.
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