With their awesome powers, Alphas are mistrusted by the authorities but called upon in times of need. No Alpha himself, mild mannered but astute Dr. Rosen (David Strathairn) tactfully brings out the best in his sometimes volatile team of five. Their skills include great strength when angry, awesome markmanship (ricochets a feature), highly acute senses, mind control, ability to intercept in the air electronic messages. Surely they are thus invincible? Not if there are wayward other Alphas around....
A feature length pilot plus ten episodes - challenges ever mounting, team eventually under threat from all sides.
Stealing the show is Ryan Cartwright as young autistic Gary, his mother anxious he be in bed by nine thirty. (The actor also shone in "Bones" as one of the quirky assistants, his sudden departure allegedly allowing him to star here.)
Modest extras include some of the cast in a Question and Answer session on Disc 2.
Although attention was held all the way through, I yearned for more involvement - the series failing fully to connect. Some of the main cast rather lacked charisma, a romantic subplot seemingly dragged in without doing anything to enhance. May a second season see "Alphas" get into its stride, adding most greatly to its current loyal fans!