Alphas: Season 1

Alphas: Season 1

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Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Operating within the Defense Criminal Investigation Service of the U.S.... More Department of Defense and led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen, an expert in Alpha phenomena, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities. As they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their ultimate mission to catch the enemy.

EPISODE 1.2

Cause & Effect

A problematic former patient of Rosen's escapes as Rosen is... More getting acquainted with his Department of Defense liaison, and the rest of the team tries to balance their normal lives with their work as Alphas.

EPISODE 1.3

Anger Management

The team moves to new offices following the attack on... More Rosen; violent riots break out on the east coast, which are linked to a runaway teen.

EPISODE 1.4

Rosetta

The Alpha team closes in on Red Flag and rescues... More an autistic woman, Anna, with the ability to translate any language. The team tries to figure out Red Flag’s plan while Gary bonds with Anna.

EPISODE 1.5

Never Let Me Go

Rachel goes on a date that ends with a powerful... More kiss; Rosen's team officially joins the Defense Criminal Investigation Service, and their first case is to probe a series of deaths linked to a high school in Pennsylvania.

EPISODE 1.6

Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure

While Bill and Gary take on a case of their... More own, Nina and Cameron grow closer.

EPISODE 1.7

Catch and Release

The team is ordered to find and protect Skylar, an... More Alpha with skills that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

EPISODE 1.8

A Short Time in Paradise

Hicks and Nina are entranced by a deadly cult leader... More named Jonas.

EPISODE 1.9

Blind Spot

The team finds themselves under siege by an undetectable Alpha... More when they bring in a potential Red Flag member for questioning.

EPISODE 1.10

The Unusual Suspects

The DoD imprisons Rosen and his team after they suspect... More that one of the members is a Red Flag traitor.

EPISODE 1.11

Original Sin

Rosen and his team find out about a secret red... More flag meeting. Things come to ahead for the team and the future is cloudy.

Alphas: Season 1 | Reviews

73%33 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Writers Zak Penn and Michael Karnow bring a few fresh wrinkles to "Alphas," largely by making this latest elite team extraordinary, but also quite vulnerable.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

It is inventively engaging and a good way of establishing the tone for the 12-episode season.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's neither here nor there: low on sci-fi mystery and intrigue and not yet convincing as ensemble drama. Right now it feels like the beta version.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

[The writers'] take on human nature may develop, but right now it's cartoonish in the worst way and too reminiscent of similar shows.

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IGN

IGN

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.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Penn's script, though often more functional than deft, moves things along at a brisk pace, and the actors have solid chemistry and make for a fun team.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Alphas is a cut above the usual sci-fi tosh.

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Independent

Independent

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.

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Alphas: Season 1 | Release Details

Alphas: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.