Recommended For: TV junkies desperate for a fix of superheroes on television, in any form.
Heroes: The Alphas are a government sponsored team of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities composed of:
Dr. Rosen - Powerless Leader
Bill - Enhanced Fight or Flight Response Giving Power Surges
Hicks - Expert Marksman (Think Bullseye)
Nina- Power of Persuasion
Gary- Reads and Interprets Electromagnetic Waves (also has Asperger Syndrome)
Rachel- Enhanced Senses of Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch, Taste (and possibly Humor)
Villains: A guy with a grey suit that could hypnotize people.
Diabolical Scheme: Grey suit dude (sorry I forgot his name) basically worked for an anti-Alpha team (sorry I forgot their name, Team Omega?) who were trying to take out the Alphas.
Coolest Moment(s): Hicks made a couple of pretty remarkable shots involving firearms.
Worst Moment: Nothing too egregious.
Review in 50 Words or Less: Attempting to strip mine well-trod territory, Alphas is more grounded than Heroes, less campy than The Cape, less "ABC Family" than No Ordinary Family, and plays more like a tricked out CSI than X-Men on a budget. Good enough to sell the next episode but not season pass worthy yet.