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ALPHAS: Love You to Death

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 9 August 2011 at 9:49 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

Episode 3: Rage!!!!

Episode 4: Rosetta

Episode 5: Love You to Death

 I missed last night’s episode because I was out at B. Smith’s seeing who my competition would be in the finals. So I DVR-ed the 1am episode and here we go!

 Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2,  #Alphas

I have a confession to make. I realize why I love this show. I love intellectual and realistic Sci-Fi. I dont like the aliens and time-warping stuff, no offense to my Star Trek fans, but this is more believable to me. It is cool Sci-Fi, the kind of Sci-Fi that wont get you beat up in the school parking lot. The kind of Sci-Fi that you feel you can obtain….like there is a piece of you that has the “ability” that you just havent tapped into yet. This kind of Sci-Fi stretches my mind for the possibility of what could be and makes me think, therefore asking me to keep one foot in reality and one foot in the unknown. It asks me to not fall for the fantasy yet challenges my ideals on reality. Okay, I’ll stop being cyclical in my revelation…. but all of this to say, I LOVE THIS SHOW! Read the rest of this entry »

ALPHAS: Rosetta

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 6 August 2011 at 12:06 am

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

Episode 3: Rage!!!!

Episode 4: Rosetta

 I was busying winning semi-finals at the B. Talented competition to blog about this on MOnday, so I had to wait for it to come on again today in order for me to remark on it. Now, if this paid my bills then I would be on time….lol.

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2,  #Alphas

WOW! The way that Gary’s mom has to perfectly get his water is amazing. What is this signal that catches his attention while he is brushing his teeth? It was as if he got a secret message of some sort.

Okay, so these two guys are the new rogue Alphas? And him over cooking the eggs was enough for them to call the Alpha SWAT? Lmao! OOOOH, this is the guy that sent the ghost after the team. Rachel could hear three heartbeats inside of this house a mile up the road! CLASSIC! And Dr. Rosen gave the go for SWAT to move in on the house… and the dude inside of the house could feel them coming just by the hair standing up on his arm. Cameron was able to shot the door off the hinges 10 feet away & bill knocked off the front door bolt with the palm of his hand…. JUST SEXY!!!!! And whoever this Alpha is, he was able to turn the power off in the house and the entire street and something about the computer/tablet on the counter was of importance. And who is this lady in the back room of the house?!! Read the rest of this entry »

Alphas~ RAGE!!!!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 25 July 2011 at 11:05 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

Episode 3: Rage!!!!

I took one of the longest naps in history and I woke up just in time to turn the channel and watch this. I tweeted Malik Yoba and told him that I was going to make it in time to view……SCORE!

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

Okay, what in the world did I miss. This guy was having a disagreement with this lady and a cop grabs her and an all-out fight breaks out on the train, ending in a police officer being shot! Double-U, Tee-Eff!!!!

How does Garry walk and look at the electromagnetic signals at the same time? Bwhahahaha… and then he asked Bill for a gun and then a grenade…lol. And then he asked Nina to push Bill to persuade him to shoot the tower. Funny.

Apparently, Rachel’s parents picked out a guy for an arranged marriage and she needs to learn how to be more assertive and tell her parents no. Obviously it didn’t go so well. Yeh, she needs more work.

And Cameron is slamming balls through glass windows in the office because his wife wont be more accommodating to his visitation schedule with his son. Shame. People…if the man wants to be there, let your feelings go and let the man take care of his son. He doesn’t want you…..and I’m going to stop preaching right there.

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Alphas~ Unpredictable Prediction

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 18 July 2011 at 11:08 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Episode 2: Unpredictable Prediction

I went to an event and then raced home with literally 2 minutes to spare. Yes, I was going to watch this show in real-time tonight! I hope that you had a chance to watch it too.

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

Okay, so… there is this random dude in the back of an ambulance. Apparently, thanks to the intro of the show…. I am guessing that he is an Alpha who has abused his power. So he looks at a pole, the oxygen tanks, and even the cars riding behind the ambulance. Why? SNAP!!!!!! WOW! Dude just calculated EVERYTHING about his transportation surroundings. He caused a crash by flicking a quarter that was tucked in his mouth, it hit the pole, which hit the cabinet and dropped oxygen tanks on the EMS guy and started a trickle of events which led to a crash. OH SNAP! Then he got out and dialed 911…lol. Read More

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Alphas~ Cause and Effect

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 13 July 2011 at 5:00 pm

Episode 1: Cause and Effect

Okay, so…. I heard rumor that there was going to be a show starring Malik Yoba on SyFy. Part of me was curious, simply because I am a Looooooooooooooong time fan of Malik’s, while the other of me was so not into science fiction. Then, I sat and I watched it just because… and low and behold…. I had been lying to myself. The cool kid in me had me brain washed into believing that I didn’t like sci-fy….Double U…Tee..H.

I had watched 4400, read Olivia E Butler’s Kindred, and stalked Twilight on On-Demand like there was no tomorrow. I am a nerd in disguise. I had to be real with myself. Alphas reminded me that I really am a sci-fy junkie in denial. And episode 1 had been my rehab…go figure….lol.

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2……#Alphas

I had a competition to win on Monday ( did I mention that I won?) and so my DVR was set for Basketball Wives and Single Ladies. I must admit that I even forgot that Alphas was coming on. But… great old Hulu flashed across my computer screen while I was at work and the curious Georgia in me clicked on it to watch. Glad I did.

Now, as I write this review, this is my second time writing it so I am sure there are things I did not catch the first time through…..which will make it all the more fun.

So it starts off with Cameron Hicks (Warren Christie) gets a call on the cell phone while stocking items in a grocery store. After that it just becomes a better version of Legion, almost like how the old lady said “the baby’s going to die” out of nowhere.  BAM! I didn’t even notice the “ghost” guy buying groceries the first time around. ….clever.  But I couldn’t help myself from laughing at the Jamaican man on the street who tells him to “pull the trigger”. It just reminded me of Dormtainment’s Leaning Leon….bullet! hahahaha . But something appears to be wrong. Cameron almost appears to be in a haze or under a spell…yet knows where to get on this rooftop and shoot a high-powered weapon. AWESOME START!!!!

So Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) is swimming in his pull when some guy, named Don, shows up. Who is Don, anyway?  Dr. Rosen says that the plant “Asian pennywort” increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain. I wonder if that is true… I might go around sucking on grass…lol.

I want to be like Nina when I grow up!!!  Nina Theroux (Laura Mennell) obviously has some kind of “ mind control” ability (hyper induction) because she just got this police officer to eat her ticket…and the carbon copy…CLASSIC GENIUS! Hahahahaha. I love this show already and I am only 5 minutes in on my second viewing.  And thanks to the motorcycle cop… I know that this is somewhere in New Jersey.

*Mouth falls open, tongue on the floor* Malik Yoba without his shirt just turned me into Homer Simpson in front of Dunkin Donuts…..*drools then wipes mouth* I am trying to remain lady-like….but he can get it. Lol. Oh yeh, the character.  Bill Harken (Malik Yoba) has an amazing wife who seems to help him remember a ton of things…lol. I wonder if she knows that he has “abilities”.  And he must be in the FBI because his wife is wearing an FBI shirt. Is she an FBI agent too? So apparently there is a hearing and he has been off the job for a while but will get back on it. But the way that he just he used his enhanced strength to move this truck from blocking his driveway is HILARIOUS!!!

Rachel Pirzad (Azita Ghanizada) apparently lives with her parents and they own a cleaners. So apparently her parents know her condition, Synesthesia. She has the ability to make one of her senses more powerful than the others…but it cam render her defenseless at times.

Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright) is one of my favorite characters, which is weird because I actually like them all and this is only the first episode. A strong statement and I mean it. #teamGary. Gary is a transducer and can pick up on any signal and wavelength known to man. If it is electronic…he can sense it. Cool! He’s quirky and even though I feel guilty laughing he is a comic relief at times, especially his obsession with wanting to drive…lol.  Like… how did I miss the whole “whatever, Bill” and “I have a bad attitude” scene the first time through? I think I missed a bunch. Guess I will be watching this a third time…lol.

So, now that we have all of the characters in check… the plot. Apparently some dude that they are calling “The Ghost” , an OCD rogue Alpha, is able to touch people with his creepy hand and convince people to do anything that he wants them to do. He touched Cameron and made him kill some dude via the assault riffle by shooting off the roof and managing to do so through an air vent a few miles away. The guy was shot in the forehead in an interrogation room. RANDOM!!! You mean to tell me that we can’t duck from an Alpha miles away! SCARY!!! Well, the Alphas check it out, hunt Cameron down and make him aware of his Alpha abilities. In the meantime The Ghost gets another puppet who winds up killing himself by drinking bleach at the instruction of The Ghost’s powers.

The Ghost figures out that he is being discovered, then stalks the Alphas and plans to kill Dr. Rosen because of his interference in the Red Flag’s activities.  Who/what is Red Flag? I wonder if it was The Ghost or this second “puppet” that was hired who took pictures of them on the roof as they solved the mystery to how the guy was shot in the interrogation room. The funniest like of ALL TIMES was when Bill Harken said, “You forgot the part about the bird that farted in New Jersey” when Rachel is describing the results of her sensory investigation. Hahahahaha. They said she can read a New York Times from 10 miles away. Niiiiice.

The Ghost manages to trick the Alphas by switching outfits with the bell hop and he manages to touch Bill Harken and convinced him that he will be the one killing Dr. Rosen since he can get the closest.  But in the middle of the assassination plot Nina jumps in and kisses Bill Harken to break his line of vision to Dr. Rosen…can we say JEALOUS! Dr. Rosen then runs over and stabs him with an injection needle which. Breaks him of The Ghost’s spell.  In the meantime, Cameron is in the parking lot trying to save Rachel who has been kidnapped by The Ghost. With a stroke of fate and an Alpha ability, Cameron shoots a nearby sign and the bullet ricocheted and hits The Ghost in the back, thus saving Rachel. But before dying, The Ghost informs Cameron that he is on the wrong side of “this”. I’m guess he means his working with the Alphas is going against the Red Flag’s agenda. And if you were wondering where Gary was during all of this….he was safely in the car (without keys) practicing his 10 and 2 o’clock. Classic.

I simply LOVED this show. I guess the only question that I had was… how long have they been working together. I ask because the scene with Gary putting his lunch in the fridge where he spoke as if this was his first time doing so. Also, Rachel acted as if this was her first time putting up with Bill’s messy and inconsiderate behavior. Oh, and how Nina offered to give Rachel some shoes. Other than that…. I didn’t have a problem with the show. I WILL be watching this on Monday. This is better than anything else that I have to blog about.

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